Fire in the Night
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The book goes into the history of the platform and the nature of the work, and features many first-person accounts from survivors, highlighting the harrowing situation - trapped on a blazing oil rig hundreds of feet above the ocean, under conditions so bad that several of the boats that attempted a rescue were damaged themselves. The struggles of the survivors - and, through their accounts, of many who did not survive - and the heroism of the rescuers are awe-inspiring, but the failures along the way of emergency plans, backup systems, and the communication that should have cut off the flow of oil much earlier, all those things are appalling.
One poignant note, from the author's afterword: at a showing of the documentary in Aberdeen, one of the survivors - who'd lived with guilt for thirty years that he'd pushed another man to his death while frantically making his own escape - learned that the other man had also survived!
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