Piper Alpha 30th Anniversary Commemoration
At 7.00pm on 6 July the industry and city of Aberdeen will pause to remember the 167 men who were killed thirty years ago on the Piper Alpha. The Chaplaincy will conduct a ceremony at the Piper Alpha Memorial in Hazlehead Park during which the names of those lost on that fateful night will be read aloud. A lone piper will play a lament and a minute’s silence observed. Wreathes will be laid on behalf of the industry, the city of Aberdeen and Pound for Piper. Families, friends, colleagues and well-wishers will also have the opportunity to lay flowers or wreathes in remembrance at this commemoration to which all are welcome to attend.
The offshore community and those who cannot manage to physically attend will be able to join the commemoration through a live video link broadcast on the UK Oil and Gas Chaplaincy Facebook page.
Oil and Gas Industry Annual Service of Remembrance 4th Nov
The UK Oil and Gas Industry held its annual service of remembrance in the Kirk of St Nicholas, Union St, Aberdeen on Saturday, 4th November at 1100. This service allowed the industry to gather to remember those who had died during the previous 12 months and also through the years. A candle was lit for each of those who died in the last year and a minute’s silence was observed allowing family, friends and colleagues to remember. This year an additinal two names were added to Book to commemorate two men who had died on the Brent Delta a number of years ago. Records detailing the names of those who died offshore prior to 2013 do not exist. The fact that these names were missing from the Book of Remebrance came to light earlier this year when Shell invited families to visit the de-commissioned Delta. If you knew someone who died offshore before 2013 please make contact and we will check whether their name is recorded in the book.
Piper Alpha 25th Anniversary Commemoration - Video
You can also watch the video by clicking the following link http://vimeo.com/69827641.