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.

Piper Alpha on fire shortly after the second explosion

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

June 2015- The Piper Alpha memorial stained glass window in the St Nicholas Church.

June 2015- The Piper Alpha memorial stained glass window in the St Nicholas Church.

10/9/16- The Mither Kirk. Piper Alpha Chapel window.

10/9/16- The Mither Kirk. Piper Alpha Chapel window.

10/9/16- The Mither Kirk. The Piper Alpha Memorial window

10/9/16- The Mither Kirk. The Piper Alpha Memorial window

June 2015- The Mither Kirk North Transept. The Piper Alpha memorial stained glass window.

June 2015- The Mither Kirk North Transept. The Piper Alpha memorial stained glass window.

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

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

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.

The Piper Alpha disaster which killed 167 workers on 6 July 1988 off the coast of Aberdeen is the world's deadliest ever oil rig accident.

Piper Alpha disaster: how 167 oil rig workers died

The incredible feature-length documentary, Piper Alpha: Fire In The Night takes the Audience Award at the Edinburgh International Film Festival 2013

Piper Alpha memorial - Piper Alpha - By Lizzie, CC BY-SA 2.0, https://commons.wikimedia.org/w/index.php?curid=1874580

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1988 Piper Alpha disaster -

Piper Alpha was a North Sea oil production platform operated by Occidental Petroleum (Caledonia) Ltd.

Black and white image of Piper Alpha before the fire

Piper Alpha: In their own words

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

The Piper Alpha – Worst Oil Rig Fire EVER

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.

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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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: In their own words

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, July 1988 - 167 dead

Twenty years on from the Piper Alpha Disaster

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