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Document ID (ISN)36313
CIS number 81-1745
Year 1981
Convention or series no.
Author(s)
Ministry of Justice and Police
Title Norwegian Public Reports: The Alexander L. Kielland accident
Bibliographic information Translat°rservice A/S, Stavanger, Norway, 1981. 472p. Illus. 29 ref.
Abstract Report of a Norwegian Royal Commission to investigate the collapse and capsizing of a North Sea Oil Rig on 27 Mar. 1980, with loss of 123 lives. Built as a drilling rig, this mobile platform was used as an accommodation platform (80 beds; later with increased accommodation capacity by mounting additional accommodation containers on deck). Causes: fatigue fracture in a bracing initiated the structural failure; gale conditions; crack defects had existed for sometime undetected before the incident. Recommendations for improved life-saving appliances, survival suits, lifeboats, and improved rescue operations including standby vessels.
Descriptors (primary) Norway; drilling rigs and derricks; offshore oil extraction; accident investigation
Descriptors (secondary) rescue organization; lifejackets; rescue from drowning; petroleum and natural gas industry; rescue equipment; material failure; report on investigation; lifeboats
Document type E - Books, reports, proceedings
Subject(s) Chemicals, plastics and rubber
Broad subject area(s)
Browse category(ies) Petroleum and natural gas industry
Accident investigation