06/07/1988 The Piper Alpha drilling platform is destroyed
Piper Alpha Disaster 1988
BBC Nine O'Clock News - Piper Alpha (7th July 1988) - part two
Big Oil Platform Disasters: Piper Alpha 1988
BBC 9 O'Clock News titles July 7, 1988 Piper Alpha
Piper Alpha - Rescue
Piper Alpha was an oil production platform in the North Sea approximately 120 miles (190 km) north-east of Aberdeen, Scotland, that was operated by Occidental Petroleum (Caledonia) Limited. It began production in 1976, initially as an oil-only platform but later converted to add gas production.