Subsea 7 regrets to confirm that one of its employees, Graham Gardner, Master of the Lochnagar pipelay & construction vessel, was on board the Air France Flight AF 447 which was reported missing on Monday 1 June 2009.
Mr Gardner's family has been informed of the incident and Subsea 7 is in regular contact with them and with the relevant authorities.
Mel Fitzgerald, CEO of Subsea 7, said: "Our immediate priority is to provide support to Graham's family and his colleagues during this very difficult time. Graham is a well respected and highly regarded employee of Subsea 7 who has made a valuable contribution to the company over many years. Our deepest thoughts are with his family."