Piper Alpha

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Piper Alpha
Piper Alpha oil rig fire.jpg
Piper Alpha on fire shortly efter the seicont explosion
Date 6 Julie 1988; 31 years ago (1988-07-06)
Coordinates 58°27′35″N 0°15′04″E / 58.45972°N 0.25111°E / 58.45972; 0.25111Coordinates: 58°27′35″N 0°15′04″E / 58.45972°N 0.25111°E / 58.45972; 0.25111
Cause Explosion
Daiths 167
Property damage £1.7 billion
Inquiries Cullen Inquiry

Piper Alpha wis an ile production platform in the North Sea approximately 120 miles (190 km) north-east o Aiberdeen, Scotland. An explosion an resultin ile an gas fires destroyed Piper Alpha on 6 Julie 1988, killin 167 fowk,[1] includin twa crewmen o a rescue veshel;[2] 61 wirkers abuird survived.

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  1. "IMG_1777". Retrieved 3 February 2017. 
  2. Peter Ross (15 June 2008). "The night the sea caught fire: Remembering Piper Alpha". Retrieved 3 June 2010.