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06/07/1988 The Piper Alpha drilling platform is destroyed

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Piper Alpha Disaster 1988

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BBC Nine O'Clock News - Piper Alpha (7th July 1988) - part two

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Big Oil Platform Disasters: Piper Alpha 1988

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BBC 9 O'Clock News titles July 7, 1988 Piper Alpha

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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.