It's a familiar Hollywood plotline; the single-minded individual who confronts obstacles, struggles with strangers and ends up being tossed on to the scrap heap, but keeps fighting to bring their dream to fruition.
It was the biggest disaster in the history of the global oil industry. And, even today, 32 years later, people with no other knowledge of the history of the North Sea are familiar with the words Piper Alpha.
An Aberdeen director who won acclaim for a film about the Piper Alpha disaster has made it free to view.
The oil rig which erupted in a fireball 10 weeks after Piper Alpha only to go on fire again three times in Dundee
Texan troubleshooter Red Adair’s rescue team tamed the flames of an ill-fated North Sea oil rig - only for it to go on fire again three times in Dundee.
It was set to be just a routine night shift for the men of Stonehaven Coast Radio Station, dealing with the chatter and communications in its role as the lifeline between sea and shore.
Tributes have been paid to an “innovative” Aberdeen doctor who was on the frontline helping victims of the Piper Alpha disaster.
The Banner of Condolence was sent to Aberdeen as a gift from the Trades Council of Victoria in Australia as a tribute to the 167 who died following the explosion on the North Sea platform.
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Trade unions yesterday condemned North Sea workforce conditions claiming signs of the failings that led to Piper Alpha are “coming to the surface again”.
Supporters of a local initiative have been given the opportunity to buy limited-edition prints commemorating the Piper Alpha tragedy.
A Piper Alpha survivor is facing a new struggle after being diagnosed with Parkinson’s Disease.
A service to remember the 167 men who lost their lives in the Piper Alpha disaster 30 years ago has taken place in Aberdeen tonight.
Today marks the 30th anniversary of the Piper Alpha disaster.
A survivor of the Piper Alpha disaster which killed 167 men has spoken of how writing a book uncovered the true impact on his family.
A doctor in charge of A&E on the night of the Piper Alpha tragedy has spoken of the evening the world’s focus turned to Aberdeen.
A memorial ceremony paying tribute to the 167 men who tragically lost their lives in the Piper Alpha disaster is to take place in Aberdeen tomorrow.
A Piper Alpha hero who helped save scores of men from the burning platform has died.
Scotland’s energy minister has said the industry owes it to the families of Piper Alpha victims to make the North Sea the safest place in the world for oil and gas operations.
The man whose report into the Piper Alpha disaster led to sweeping reforms in the oil and gas industry has warned that signs of danger are often there beforehand – but can also be ignored too easily.
New standards in offshore health and safety need to be reached 30 years on from the Piper Alpha disaster, Scotland’s Energy Minister has said.
A service will be held in Aberdeen on the 30th anniversary of the Piper Alpha disaster to commemorate the 167 victims.
Scholars are in with a chance of winning thousands of pounds worth of funding to study safety in the oil and gas industry.
A woman whose father died in the Piper Alpha disaster is running a series of ultra-marathons to raise money for the upkeep of the memorial gardens in Aberdeen.
A disaster on the scale of Piper Alpha could befall the North Sea oil sector again, an industry expert has warned.
A conference is due to be held to consider offshore safety issues – 30 years after the Piper Alpha disaster.
An offshore diver whose father was killed in the Piper Alpha disaster is preparing to take on a gruelling challenge in his memory.
A fundraising event for the upkeep of the Piper Alpha memorial in Aberdeen will be held 30 years on from the North Sea disaster.
A man who helped transform health and safety in the oil industry after the Piper Alpha tragedy has died at the age of 79.
One of the heroes of the Piper Alpha disaster has died of cancer at the age of 56.
Lord Cullen of Whitekirk has said a new database of oil and gas industry knowledge and experience will help to prevent another Piper Alpha.