6 July 2020
RMT Press Office:
Offshore union RMT remembers the 167 men who on this day , July 6th 1988, were killed by explosions and fire that destroyed the Piper Alpha Platform in the North Sea.
Take a moment today which is also the launch of Maritime Safety week to remember the 167 offshore workers and the devastating effect on their families and communities. The loss back then is why we strive to ensure improvements in safety standards for all offshore workers.
Men of Piper, gone but never forgotten. Stay safe.