6 July 2021
RMT Press Office:
OFFSHORE UNION RMT today remembers the 167 offshore workers who died on this day in 1988 in the explosions and fire that destroyed the Piper Alpha Platform in the North Sea.
RMT General Secretary, Mick Lynch, said:
“We ask that offshore employers allow all workers to take a moment today to remember the 167 offshore workers and the devastating effect that this disaster had on their families and communities, especially in north east Scotland. The men of Piper are gone but will never be forgotten.
“This year, the anniversary of Piper Alpha takes place during the UK Government’s Maritime Safety Week. We call on Ministers to respect the memory of Piper Alpha’s victims by delivering the offshore safety culture of continuous improvement recommended in the Cullen Report into the disaster.”