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Title Seconds from disaster : explosion in the North Sea / produced by Darlow Smithson Productions for National Geographic Channel
Published 2005


Location Call no. Vol. Availability
 W'PONDS  363.119622338 Gol/Sfd  2005/07/12  TEMPORARILY UNAVAILABLE
Description 1 videodisc (DVD) (60 min.) : sd., col. ; 4 3/4 in
Summary "6 July 1998. 120 miles off the coast of Scotland, towering nearly 300ft out of the North Sea, stands the colossal Piper Alpha oil rig. It's at the hub of the North Sea's most lucrative oil field, churning out some 120,000 barrels of oil per day. But when a lapse in communication during maintenance leads to a gas leak, catastrophe ensues. A ferocious fire triggers a series of gas pipeline ruptures and explosions, killing 167 men and destroying Piper Alpha. It is the world's worst ever offshore disaster. " -- Website
Notes Off-air recording of The National Geographic Channel "Seconds from disaster: explosion in the North Sea", broadcast July 12, 2005. Copied under Part VA of the Copyright Act
Credits Directed by Dan Gold
Performer Narrator: Richard Vaughan
Notes DVD
No rating given
Available for Deakin University staff and students only
Subject Drilling platforms -- North Sea -- Accidents
Offshore oil well drilling -- North Sea -- Accidents
Offshore structures -- North Sea -- Accidents
Offshore oil industry -- North Sea -- Accidents
Author Gold, Dan
Vaughan, Richard
Darlow Smithson Productions
National Geographic Channel (Television station)