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Everything You need to Now about Alexander L. Kielland Oil Rig Accident
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Everything You need to Now about Alexander L. Kielland Oil Rig Accident

Have you ever heard about the Alexander L. Kielland oil rig disaster? If not, you should. Back in 1980, this Norwegian semi-submersible oil rig capsized in the stormy North Sea, killing 123 people. It was once one of the deadliest offshore oil rig accidents in records and a sobering reminder of what can show up when protection takes a backseat. As the rig used to be drilling in the Ekofisk oil field, a storm hit and one of the 5 help legs collapsed. Before the crew knew what was once happening, the whole rig had capsized. Many have been trapped inside, unable to break out the maze of corridors and rooms. Rescue efforts had been hampered with the aid of the hard conditions, and in the end, solely 89 survivors had been pulled from the capsized rig. The catastrophe published most impo...