Piper Alpha Disaster

Jersey: Thursday 3rd November 8pm, Pomme D’Or Hotel

In 1988 Joe Meanen was a young scaffolder working on the Piper Alpha oil rig on the night it exploded. It was situated off Aberdeen, Scotland and was home to more than 200 men at a time. One calm Summer’s night a gas leak caused a huge explosion that saw a fireball rip through the platform, killing 167 men. It was the world’s deadliest oil rig disaster. 61 workers survived, many with severe burns and life changing injuries. Joe was one of the lucky ones and recalls jumping more than 170 feet into the burning waves to save his life, but that was just the start of his journey to safety.

For Jersey Lectures – the talk will start at 8:00pm (which is free to attend) but is proceeded by an optional dinner, starting at 6:30pm. If you wish to attend the dinner at a cost of £30pp bookings can be made via Eventbrite. If you have any dietary requirements, please email chairman.jsy@cigpe.com.

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