7/6/1988  Explosion and Fire Destroy Piper Alpha Drilling Platform 	Piper Alpha was a North Sea oil production platform operated by Occidental Petroleum that sank into the sea after a series of explosions and a massive fire, killing 167 men. Only 59 of the workers survived. The initial blast is believed to have resulted from the activation of a pump that was missing a safety valve. A poorly planned evacuation process exacerbated the disaster.

Survivors of the world's worst offshore oil disaster describe how the escaped the blazing Piper Alpha platform 25 years ago.

Piper Alpha oil rig disaster - the worse ever oil rig explosion killed 167. Terrifying and tragic. http://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/p01bnzz6

An out-of-control fire on a North Sea oil rig is feared to have claimed the lives of most of those on board.

The remains of the Piper Alpha oil platform. The 1988 explosion killed 167 people. [1536px  2048px]

The remains of the Piper Alpha oil platform. The 1988 explosion killed 167 people.

Ein Kommunikationsfehler während routinemäßiger Wartungsarbeiten mündet am 6. Juli 1998 in die größte maritime Katastrophe aller Zeiten: Ein Gasleck auf der Bohrinsel ‚Piper Alpha‘ vor der schottischen Küste löst ein verheerendes Feuer und eine Kette von Gas-Explosionen aus. 167 Menschen sterben, die 91 Meter hohe Bohrinsel wird komplett zerstört. (Text: Sky)   https://www.youtube.   #Piper Alpha (Event) #Seconds From Disaster (TV Program)

Ein Kommunikationsfehler während routinemäßiger Wartungsarbeiten mündet am 6. Juli 1998 in die größte maritime Katastrophe aller Zeiten: Ein Gasleck auf der Bohrinsel ‚Piper Alpha‘ vor der schottischen Küste löst ein verheerendes Feuer und eine Kette von Gas-Explosionen aus. 167 Menschen sterben, die 91 Meter hohe Bohrinsel wird komplett zerstört. (Text: Sky) https://www.youtube. #Piper Alpha (Event) #Seconds From Disaster (TV Program)

Una chispa en la plataforma Elgin y otra Piper Alpha en nuestras manos - 'One spark and another Piper Alpha on our hands': Fears grow as 'well from hell' spews huge toxic gas cloud and threatens repeat of Britain's deadliest rig disaster

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Piper Alpha oil rig, July 1988 - 167 dead

Twenty years on from the Piper Alpha Disaster

July 08, 1988: Piper Alpha disaster: Prince and Princess of Wales and Thatcher visit survivors in Aberdeen Royal Infirmary, Aberdeen, Scotland. Prince and Princess of of Wales visit badly burned survivor of Piper Alpha disaster lying in bed - Diana sits next to him. Crowd of people behind barriers. Prince and Princess of Wales chatting to rescue workers. Video.

July 08, 1988: Piper Alpha disaster: Prince and Princess of Wales and Thatcher visit survivors in Aberdeen Royal Infirmary, Aberdeen, Scotland. Prince and Princess of of Wales visit badly burned survivor of Piper Alpha disaster lying in bed - Diana sits next to him. Crowd of people behind barriers. Prince and Princess of Wales chatting to rescue workers. Video.

disasters | Piper Alpha was a North Sea oil production platform

Piper Alpha was a North Sea oil production platform operated by Occidental Petroleum (Caledonia) Ltd. The platform began production in first as an oil .

Piper Alpha: 'I thought I pushed him over the edge, I thought I ...

'I thought I pushed him over the edge, I thought I killed him': Survivor of Piper Alpha oil rig disaster relives the fear and panic 25 years later

Piper Alpha: 'I thought I pushed him over the edge, I thought I ...

THE body of Gareth Parry-Davies, who saved three lives during the Piper Alpha disaster, was recovered from the River Shannon in Limerick last week.

Hero diver left traumatised by Piper Alpha disaster has been found drowned

Heroic diver left traumatised by Piper Alpha disaster has been found drowned

Piper Alpha Oil Rig Accident, July 1988 Prince Charles and Princess Diana meet the rescue team at Aberdeen.

Piper Alpha Oil Rig Accident, July 1988 Prince Charles and Princess Diana meet the rescue team at Aberdeen.

Souls rise to heaven -- File:The Piper Alpha Window, Ferryhill Church, Aberdeen - geograph.org.uk - 1801868.jpg

Souls rise to heaven -- The Piper Alpha Window, Ferryhill Church.

The 25th anniversary of the Piper Alpha disaster was commemorated across the UK in July. Image courtesy of Lloyds. - Image - Offshore Technology

The anniversary of the Piper Alpha disaster was commemorated across the UK in July. Image courtesy of Lloyds.

The Piper Alpha, 6th July 1988

Piper Alpha - was a North Sea oil platform operated by Occidental Petroleum. It began production in 1976 as an oil platform then later converted to gas. A massive explosion due to miscommunication and maintenance issues resulted in the deaths of 167 men.

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