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North Sea / Oil Platform Hotel #269610

CBS Evening News for Friday, Mar 28, 1980
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(Studio) No. known dead and missing from history's worst oil rig disaster reported; no Americans said aboard North Sea oil platform hotel when it capsized.
REPORTER: Walter Cronkite

(Norway) Rescue and search efforts for survivors of the Alexander Keilland featured; details given, films shown. Evident events surrounding disaster outlined. [SURVIVOR - recalls experience.] Questions surrounding cause of tragedy considered; Phillips' Petroleum noted leasing rig.
REPORTER: Mike Lee

(Studio) Rig's builder, a French firm, quoted with regard to stability of outfit; rig said scheduled for replacement by another this wkend. Possible relationship to unused drilling tower still on rig and speed with which it capsized noted.
REPORTER: Walter Cronkite

Reporter(s):
Cronkite, Walter;
Lee, Mike
Duration:
00:03:10

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