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Title: Alexander L. Kielland accident

Abstract

The mobile drilling rig and platform, Alexander L. Kielland, sank during a storm on March 27, 1980 and 123 men were killed. The results of an inquiry into the accident are summarized in this report. The inquiry commission evaluated how the lifesaving appliances, evacuation, and rescue procedures operated during the accident, the cause of the accident, and recommended changes to help correct and identify inadequacies.

Publication Date:
Research Org.:
Massachusetts Inst. of Tech., Cambridge (USA). Dept. of Ocean Engineering
OSTI Identifier:
5308521
Report Number(s):
MITSG-81-8
ON: DE82901201
Resource Type:
Technical Report
Resource Relation:
Other Information: Portions of document are illegible
Country of Publication:
United States
Language:
English
Subject:
02 PETROLEUM; OFFSHORE PLATFORMS; ACCIDENTS; DRILLING RIGS; HAZARDS; MORTALITY; NORTH SEA; NORWAY; OFFSHORE DRILLING; PERSONNEL; STORMS; ATLANTIC OCEAN; DISASTERS; DRILLING; EUROPE; SCANDINAVIA; SEAS; SURFACE WATERS; WESTERN EUROPE; 020600* - Petroleum- Health & Safety

Citation Formats

. Alexander L. Kielland accident. United States: N. p., 1981. Web.
. Alexander L. Kielland accident. United States.
. Mon . "Alexander L. Kielland accident". United States.
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