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.

On 6 July 1988 a series of explosions ripped through the Piper Alpha platform in the North Sea.  In the space of two hours, 167 men lost their lives.  It remains the world's worst offshore oil disaster.  Amazingly 61 men survived - some by jumping 175ft (53m) from the rig's helicopter deck into the sea.

Piper Alpha: How we survived North Sea disaster

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

6th July - On this day: The Piper Alpha North Sea Oil rig destroyed by fire 1988 (Source: Castelli 2017 corporate diary/2017 diaries feature facts every day)

July - On this day: The Piper Alpha North Sea Oil rig destroyed by fire 1988 (Source: Castelli 2017 corporate diaries feature facts every day)

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

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

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

'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 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.

July 6, 1988: Explosions and the resulting fire on the Piper Alpha offshore oil drilling platform in the North Sea kill 165 oil workers and two crewmen of a rescue vessel. An inquiry found the operator, Occidental, guilty of having inadequate maintenance and safety procedures, but no criminal charges were ever brought against the company.

July 6, 1988

July 6, 1988: Explosions and the resulting fire on the Piper Alpha offshore oil drilling platform in the North Sea kill 165 oil workers and two crewmen of a rescue vessel. An inquiry found the operator, Occidental, guilty of having inadequate maintenance and safety procedures, but no criminal charges were ever brought against the company.

Piper Alpha was constructed in Cherbourg but assembled at Ardersier, near Inverness, in 1975 It weighed 14,000 tonnes It had a crew of 226 men It was producing about 300,000 barrels of oil a day for Occidental Petroleum The dead included two crewmen from the standby vessel Sandhave

Piper Alpha: How we survived North Sea disaster

Piper Alpha: How we survived North Sea disaster - BBC News

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.

Piper Alpha

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

El 6 de Julio de 1988 una serie de explosiones destruyeron la plataforma de Piper Alpha matando a 167 hombres.

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