Fire in the Night
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.
FIRE IN THE NIGHT tells the incredible true story behind the Piper Alpha disaster: the worst ever of its kind that killed 167 men when a North Sea oil rig became a huge fireball.
For the first time a documentary presents the astonishing testimonies from the survivors who found themselves in the midst of an inferno, and through dramatic reconstruction, how they escaped the burning rig. Newly released recordings reveal how the coastguards and emergency services reacted to the disaster.
Chronicling events from the first explosion to the final rescue, FIRE IN THE NIGHT makes for heart-stopping viewing.