Original contain sourced from BBC archive
Deadliest Accidents Offshore:
- Piper Alpha
- Occidental’s Piper Alpha platform was destroyed by explosion and fire in 1988. 167 workers were killed in the blaze.
- Fatalities : 167
- Alexander L. Kielland
- In 1980, the accommodation rig Alexander L. Kielland capsized during a storm after a leg support brace failed.
- Fatalities : 123
- Seacrest Drillship
- The Seacrest drillship capsized in 1989 during Typhoon Gay, with the loss of 91 crew.
- Fatalities : 91
- Ocean Ranger
- Ocean Ranger A ballast control malfunction caused the Ocean Ranger to capsize during a ferocious storm in the North Atlantic in 1982, with the loss of all hands.
- Fatalities : 84
- Glomar Java Sea Drillship
- Another storm fatality, the Glomar Java Sea capsized and sank during Typhoon Lex in 1983 with the loss of all on board.
- Fatalities : 81
- Bohai 2
- In 1979, the jack-up Bohai 2 capsized and sank in a storm while on tow off the coast of China.
- Fatalities : 72
- Brent Field Chinook Helicopter
- A Chinook helicopter shuttle between the Brent Field and Sumburgh crashed into the North Sea in 1986 with only two survivors.
- Fatalities : 45
- Enchova Central
- Whilst evacuating the Enchova Central after a blowout, 37 workers lost their lives when their lifeboat slipped from the platform and fell to the sea.
- Fatalities : 37
- Bombay High North
- A support vessel collided with Bombay High North in 2005, rupturing a riser and causing a major fire which destroyed the platform.
- Fatalities : 22
- C. P. Baker Drilling Barge
- Built in 1962 using an uncommon catamaran design, the C. P. Baker drilling barge burned and sank after a shallow gas blowout.
- Fatalities : 22
Source : http://home.versatel.nl/the_sims/rig/i-fatal.htm
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