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Piper Alpha disaster 25 years on

Postby Mi Amigo » Sat, 06 Jul 2013 6:27 pm

I still get a horrible cold feeling running down my spine when I remember this tragedy. 167 men died; here are the stories of some of the survivors.

Piper Alpha: How we survived North Sea disaster
Be careful what you wish for

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Postby PNGMK » Sat, 06 Jul 2013 7:25 pm

I was offshore VN on a drilling rig when this happened. Our company supervisor was flown out from VN to UK to help (Ian Patton). Interestingly enough the Piper disaster has a lasting legacy for engineers in the term "ALARP" - "As low as reasonably pratical" referring to risk management.

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Postby Hannieroo » Thu, 22 Aug 2013 4:23 pm

Plus if you rigs off Aberdeen now they all have stand by vessels. Stupid tragedy.

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Postby Strong Eagle » Thu, 22 Aug 2013 11:08 pm

PNGMK wrote:I was offshore VN on a drilling rig when this happened. Our company supervisor was flown out from VN to UK to help (Ian Patton). Interestingly enough the Piper disaster has a lasting legacy for engineers in the term "ALARP" - "As low as reasonably pratical" referring to risk management.


A lesson which was apparently forgotten with the BP Deepwater Horizon disaster.

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Postby sundaymorningstaple » Thu, 22 Aug 2013 11:26 pm

PNGMK wrote:I was offshore VN on a drilling rig when this happened. Our company supervisor was flown out from VN to UK to help (Ian Patton). Interestingly enough the Piper disaster has a lasting legacy for engineers in the term "ALARP" - "As low as reasonably pratical" referring to risk management.


I had recently left the oil patch and oddly enough, was in little VN (P. Galang on the other side of P. Bintan) in the Vietnamese Refugee camp when it happened. Horrendous tragedy is an understatement.

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Postby ecureilx » Fri, 23 Aug 2013 11:18 am

Hannieroo wrote:Plus if you rigs off Aberdeen now they all have stand by vessels. Stupid tragedy.


and long range rescue choppers rated for bad weather

.. plus the RAF on standby

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Postby bgd » Fri, 23 Aug 2013 11:53 am

Some remarkable stories.


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