UK survivor relives horror of North Sea rig disaster
The 30th anniversary of one of the North Sea’s worst oil disasters will be marked next week.
More than 120 workers died when their semi-submersible accommodation rig collapsed during gales in the Ekofisk field on March 27, 1980.
A massive wave hit one of the legs of the rig, the Alexander Kielland, causing it to break and send the 208 people on board into the sea at around 6.30pm.
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