21 June 2013
Fire in the Night relives the tragic events that occurred on the Piper Alpha rig on 6th July 1988. It was a catastrophe that killed 167 men and left only 61 survivors, each of whom had to fight for their lives to escape the huge, labyrinthine structure and the flames that were consuming it. The documentary features astonishing testimonies from men who found themselves in the midst of an inferno that destroyed a rig which was, at one time, the world's single largest oil producer. Speaking to survivors and rescuers, many of whom have never spoken on camera before, this film uses dramatic reconstructions to show the horror of this disaster and how the survivors escaped the burning rig.
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