Rig: An Oral History of the Ocean Ranger Disaster by Mike HeffernanRig: An Oral History of the Ocean Ranger Disaster by Mike Heffernan

Rig: An Oral History of the Ocean Ranger Disaster

byMike Heffernan

Paperback | February 24, 2009

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In the early hours of February 15, 1982, tragedy struck the Ocean Ranger oil rig when it capsized and sank in a severe weather storm 170 nautical miles east of St. John's, Newfoundland. All of the eighty-four crewmen perished, including fifty-six men from the province. This was Canada's greatest maritime disaster since World War II. Rig is a powerful story filled with first-person accounts and previously unpublished photographs. In an intimate journey through grief and sadness, Rig searches for reconciliation among the victims' families and those who risked their own lives to help those on the Ocean Ranger.

Mike Heffernan was born and raised in St. John's, Newfoundland. His most recent work has appeared in Riddle Fence, Our Times and performed on CBC Radio. The Other Side of Midnight: Taxi Cab Stories is the follow-up to the national bestseller Rig: An Oral History of the Ocean Ranger Disaster, which was adapted for the stage by Rising T...
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Title:Rig: An Oral History of the Ocean Ranger DisasterFormat:PaperbackDimensions:200 pages, 9 × 6.04 × 0.62 inPublished:February 24, 2009Publisher:Breakwater Books Ltd.Language:English

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ISBN - 10:1897174411

ISBN - 13:9781897174418

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Rated 3 out of 5 by from Excellent point of view The book tells a very good story from the family's perspective in regards to oil rig workers and what goes on. I went into this book not knowing anything about the industry but by the end of it I had a good introduction and made me much more respectful of the workers and what they go through to provide for their family.
Date published: 2018-01-03
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Always Remember Although I was not in the Oil and Gas Industry when this happened, by reading this book, the memories came back as to that fateful in February 1982. As your read each interview, you got to see a different opinion from relative of love ones lost. it is through them that their life will always be remembered. Each person lost was a husband, brother, father , son and should always be remembered. The only thing I found missing was that there was few reference to the Royal Commission, and whether any of the recommendations were ever implemented.
Date published: 2016-10-22