On 6th of July 1988 the Piper Alpha oil production platform run by Occidental Petroleum (Caledonia) Limited exploded resulting in a series of gas and oil fires destroying the platform.
- 167 people died
- only 61 survived
- 30 bodies were never recovered
It remains the world’s worst offshore oil disaster in lives lost.
“Like” is really the wrong term but I think it is a terrible moment in history that deserves to be commemorated so thanks for drawing it to my attention