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)

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)

Black and white image of Piper Alpha before the fire

Piper Alpha: How we survived North Sea disaster

Black and white image of Piper Alpha before the fire

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

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

Fire in the Night: The Piper Alpha Disaster

Fire in the Night: The Piper Alpha Disaster

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.

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.

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

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, July 1988 - 167 dead

Piper Alpha oil rig, July 1988 - 167 dead

Death and Oil: A True Story of the Piper Alpha Disaster on the North Sea by Brad Matsen. Save 39 Off!. $15.78. Publisher: Pantheon (October 18, 2011). 224 pages

Death and Oil: A True Story of the Piper Alpha Disaster on the North Sea by Brad Matsen. Save 39 Off!. $15.78. Publisher: Pantheon (October 18, 2011). 224 pages

Paul Neal (Red) Adair:  6/18/1915 - 8/07/2004  Born: Houston, Texas~  Fire-fighting specialist, Red Adair was regularly called in to deal with major oil fires. In 1984 he & his team put out a major fire on an offshore rig near Rio de Janeiro, & in 1988 they were the first to board the Piper Alpha oil rig after it was destroyed by an explosion. He was the first called to extinguish the oil fires started in Kuwait by Saddam Hussein.. 'Hell Fighters' starring John Wayne was the story of Red…

Paul Neal (Red) Adair: 6/18/1915 - 8/07/2004 Born: Houston, Texas~ Fire-fighting specialist, Red Adair was regularly called in to deal with major oil fires. In 1984 he & his team put out a major fire on an offshore rig near Rio de Janeiro, & in 1988 they were the first to board the Piper Alpha oil rig after it was destroyed by an explosion. He was the first called to extinguish the oil fires started in Kuwait by Saddam Hussein.. 'Hell Fighters' starring John Wayne was the story of Red…

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