The door had to be swung into place then rotated horizontally to fit, pushed closed, and dogged down. Open the clamp to separate the bell from the chamber system. Five workers were working in the North Sea on a Norwegian semi-submersible oil rig. Press question mark to learn the rest of the keyboard shortcuts. There was a differential pressure of 9 atmospheres, or roughly 132psi. The … In an instant, the chamber decompressed from a pressure of nine atmospheres to one atmosphere. Close the door between the trunk and chamber 1. The Byford Dolphin was built by Aker in 1974 (originally named the Deep Sea Driller) and is classed by DNV. If anyone would like to see what loosing pressure at 300ft below the surface can do in a diving suit, then check this out.. it's Mythbusters so slight NSFW for simulated blood and guts, https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pRC5R1jRO58, New comments cannot be posted and votes cannot be cast, More posts from the CatastrophicFailure community, Continue browsing in r/CatastrophicFailure. ... help Reddit App Reddit coins Reddit premium Reddit gifts. The company claimed there was no serious danger to the 71 workers. Air rushed out of the chamber with tremendous force, jamming the interior trunk door and pushing the bell away, striking the two tenders. Slowly depressurize the trunk to 1 atmosphere. "So many people have been killed and they got away with it," she says. The group were killed in an accident on the byford dolphin oil rig in norwegian owned north sea waters on november 5 1983. Two steps were missed, resulting in a horrific tragedy. Diving bell accident On 5 November 1983 at 4:00 a.m., while drilling in the Frigg gas field in the Norwegian sector of the North Sea, four divers were in a decompression chamber system attached by a trunk (a short passage) to a diving bell on the rig, being assisted by two dive tenders. The other three divers are also killed instantly, as is the dive tender who opened the external hatch, which is why we don't know why he opened it. On November 5, 1983, five people were killed while drilling in a gas field in the North Sea on a Norwegian semi-submersible oil rig. Press J to jump to the feed. The Byford Dolphin was working on the Sigyn field in the North Sea when the accident occurred. (Page 3 of 3) ARCHIVED; General » General Discussion. The accident resulted in Byford Dolphin losing an exploration contract with Statoil, which expressed concerns with the rig’s operating procedures. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Byford_Dolphin#Diving_bell_accident, Figured this would be right up your alley, Mr. Ballen. After reading the article and this comment, I would never ever like to see that. Byford Dolphin drilling rig is an Enhanced Aker H-3 design which was built by Aker Group at the Aker Verdal shipyard in 1974. Post story suggestions for MrBallen to cover on YouTube! There is a picture of what's left of him that's easy to find with a google search. ‎Creep is a true crime podcast that explores the strangest, and creepiest, of true crime cases. Between 1974 and 1978, she was named Deep Sea Driller.. Byford Dolphin has a length of 108.2 metres (355 ft), breadth of 67.4 metres (221 ft) and depth of 36.6 metres (120 ft). The accident resulted in Byford Dolphin losing an exploration contract with Statoil, which expressed concerns with the rig's operating procedures. Byford Dolphin drilling rig is an Enhanced Aker H-3 design which was built by Aker Group at the Aker Verdal shipyard in 1974. On 17 April 2002, a 44-year-old Norwegian worker on the rig was struck on the head and killed in an industrial accident. Warning - thread The Byford Dolphin Diving Bell Accident might contain content that is not suitable for all ages. On 17 April 2002, a 44-year-old Norwegian worker on the rig was struck on the head and killed in an industrial accident. Statoil launched an internal committee of inquiry to investigate the cause of the accident. Note: to turn off these warnings you need to set the 'safe mode' to OFF (on the top right) The opening left was crescent shaped and 24 inches across horizontally at it's widest. Not reading for the faint of heart. The accident resulted in the Byford Dolphin losing an exploration contract with Statoil, who expressed concerns with the rig’s operating procedures. The second dive tender on the other side survives but is severely injured. That's my edit. From current unsolved murders, like the double homicide in Delphi Indiana to cold cases, like the Texas Killing Fields. Between 1974 and 1978, it was named Deep Sea Driller.. Byford Dolphin has a length of 108.2 metres (355 ft), breadth of 67.4 metres (221 ft) and depth of 36.6 metres (120 ft). The remains of the diver who got blown out the hatch are found everywhere, including thirty feet above the whole scene on an over head walkway. Jake likes this. Messy and avoidable but there are a lot of worse ways to go. Description. The lives of 5 people were lost on November 5th 1983 in this tragic event. :). I got tired of people trying to claim that Hellevik exploded like a firecracker and ended up becoming an expert on the incident. [1]Byford Dolphin has a length of 108.2 metres (355 ft), breadth of 67.4 metres (221 ft) and depth of 36.6 metres (120 ft). One of the tenders, 32-year-old William Crammond of Great Britain, and all four of the divers were killed instantly; the other tender, Saunders, was severely injured.[10]. In 2001, the Byford Dolphin was left adrift in a storm. Description. AR-15 AK-47 Handgun Precision Rifles Armory Training Competitive Shooting General Outdoors Archery Hometown Industry. Photo credit: Byford Dolphin in Dry Dock by Josef Pavlik CC-SA 3.0. ._2YJDRz5rCYQfu8YdgB_neb{overflow:hidden;position:relative}._2YJDRz5rCYQfu8YdgB_neb:before{background-image:url(https://www.redditstatic.com/desktop2x/img/reddit_pattern.png);content:"";filter:var(--newCommunityTheme-invertFilter);height:100%;position:absolute;width:100%}._37WD6iicVS6vGN0RomNTwh{padding:0 12px 12px;position:relative} Hellevik went thought the boot side. By using our Services or clicking I agree, you agree to our use of cookies. On 17 April 2002, a 44 year old Norwegian worker on the rig was struck on the head and killed in an industrial accident. Byford dolphin is a semi submersible column stabilised drilling rig operated by dolphin drilling a fred. About AR15.COM. The company claimed there was no serious danger to the 71 workers. Looks like you're using new Reddit on an old browser. Billy was the diver referred to as Diver 4 (the one that exploded). Now relatives want compensation from the Norwegian government for allowing the men to work in unsafe conditions. The door was in the process of being swung into place when the pressure loss occurred. [ edit] See also Five people were killed in the accident. When that door burst open the gasses in their bodies, as well as the air around them, instantly expanded. 2002 – A 44-year-old Norwegian worker on the rig died in an industrial accident. Firearm Discussion and Resources from AR-15, AK-47, Handguns and more! If it matters, at least death was pretty instantaneous! /*# sourceMappingURL=https://www.redditstatic.com/desktop2x/chunkCSS/ReredditLink.f7b66a91705891e84a09.css.map*/tonnes by the air trying to escape. HalcyonDaze, Oct 29, 2020. The tender who opened the clamp was killed while the other was severely injured. WARNING: There is some gruesome details explained in this video. HalcyonDaze, Oct 29, 2020 #11. Close. Ms Lucas lost her father, Roy, in 1983 in an explosion on a Norwegian semi-submersible oil rig, the Byford Dolphin. The accident resulted in the Byford Dolphin losing an exploration contract with Statoil, who expressed concerns with the rig’s operating procedures. Subsequent investigation by forensic pathologists determined Hellevik, being exposed to the highest pressure gradient and in the process of moving to secure the inner door, was forced through the 60 centimetres (24 in) in diameter opening created by the jammed interior trunk door by escaping air and violently dismembered, including bisection of the thoracoabdominal cavity which further resulted in expulsion of all internal organs of the chest and abdomen except the trachea and a section of small intestine and of the thoracic spine and projecting them some distance, one section later being found 10 metres (30 ft) vertically above the exterior pressure door. Posted by 1 year ago. The group were killed in an accident on the Byford Dolphin oil rig, in Norwegian-owned North Sea waters, on November 5, 1983. Coward, Lucas, and Bergersen were exposed to the effects of explosive decompression and died. There is a picture on the internet of the remains of Hellevik, and it's not nice. She accuses the Norwegian government of turning a blind eye to poor safety standards. This caused the door to rotate too far the left on its arm and the rim of the interior hatch to lodge on the door opening (like a manhole cover that's ajar, but in place). There's no discernible head or face anywhere. Divers on a Norwegian oil rig in 1983 are beginning their long decompression cycle in their chambers when one of the dive tenders, for unknown reasons, opens an external hatch before the last diver has closed the door to the compression chambers. Some little pecker's erroneously thrown the word "diameter" in there recently, Beefy vault door version of the same setup, The position of the interior door. The injured man was brought to Stavanger, Norway, by helicopter, but his life could not be saved. There's so little there that it's actually not as bad to look at as you might think. 2001 – The Byford Dolphin is left adrift in a storm. Pay-outs could be as much as £10m per diver if the action is successful. The accident happened when a piece of pipe fell. This resulted in the explosive decompression of the unsealed chamber. The 24in diameter opening would have an area 452 square inches, so anything blocking that would be exposed to a force of up to approximately 25 ._2JU2WQDzn5pAlpxqChbxr7{height:16px;margin-right:8px;width:16px}._3E45je-29yDjfFqFcLCXyH{margin-top:16px}._13YtS_rCnVZG1ns2xaCalg{font-family:Noto Sans,Arial,sans-serif;font-size:14px;font-weight:400;line-height:18px;display:-ms-flexbox;display:flex}._1m5fPZN4q3vKVg9SgU43u2{margin-top:12px}._17A-IdW3j1_fI_pN-8tMV-{display:inline-block;margin-bottom:8px;margin-right:5px}._5MIPBF8A9vXwwXFumpGqY{border-radius:20px;font-size:12px;font-weight:500;letter-spacing:0;line-height:16px;padding:3px 10px;text-transform:none}._5MIPBF8A9vXwwXFumpGqY:focus{outline:unset} Andrew Dawson Manta Ray # of Dives: 500 - 999 The incident cost the company millions of dollars in lost income. Byford Dolphin drilling rig is an Enhanced Aker H-3 design which was built by Aker Group at the Aker Verdal shipyard in 1974. The incident cost the company millions of dollars in lost income. ._3gbb_EMFXxTYrxDZ2kusIp{margin-bottom:24px;text-transform:uppercase;width:100%}._3gbb_EMFXxTYrxDZ2kusIp:last-child{margin-bottom:10px} 56. The four divers were, Edwin Coward (British, 35 years old) Roy Lucas (British, 38 years old) Bjørn Giæver Bergersen (Norwegian, 29 years old) Truls Hellevik (Norwegian, 34 years old)[10] Hellevik was about to close the door between the chamber system and the trunk when the chamber explosively decompressed from a pressure of nine atmospheres to one atmosphere in a fraction of a second. Five crew died and a sixth was seriously injured. Byford Dolphin decompression accident : CatastrophicFailure [ARCHIVED THREAD] - The Byford Dolphin diving bell accident...or pressure is no joke! ~ Diva Dunfermlinepress By Graham Gibson Published: 25 September 2008 Videos, gifs, or aftermath photos of machinery, structures, or devices that have failed catastrophically during operation. A drilling rig, the Byford Dolphin, had an accident in 1983. Divers on a Norwegian oil rig in 1983 are beginning their long decompression cycle in their chambers when one of the dive tenders, for unknown reasons, opens an external hatch before the last diver has closed the door to the compression chambers. Buy, Sell, and Trade your Firearms and Gear. Now I want to see this image. Almost 35 years ago (5 November 1983), the Byford Dolphin, "Diving Bell" accident occurred, killing five men in the depths of the North Sea via blunt force trauma, and explosive decompression. Byford Dolphin Incident: 5 Killed, 1 Dismembered Violently, During A Rapid Decompression During Saturation Diving The Byford Dolphin Diving Bell Accident. @gddiver #15, I recall the Byford Dolphin accident, 9 atmosphere explosive decompression, killing four divers and two workers, when the diving bell was prematurely disconnected. By clicking on CONTINUE you confirm that you are 18 years and over. The hatch door was build with a center mounted hinge on an arm attached to the left of the circular opening. Byford Dolphin Accident 1983 Explosive Decompression– also known as the most horrific accident in offshore drilling history.On November 5, 1983, a terrific accident killed 5 people while they were drilling in a gas field.. How Did The Byford Dolphin Accident 1983 Explosive Decompression Occurred? /*# sourceMappingURL=https://www.redditstatic.com/desktop2x/chunkCSS/TopicLinksContainer.361933014be843c79476.css.map*/._2ppRhKEnnVueVHY_G-Ursy{-ms-flex-align:center;align-items:center;display:-ms-flexbox;display:flex;margin:22px 0 0;min-height:200px;overflow:hidden;position:relative}._2KLA5wMaJBHg0K2z1q0ci_{margin:0 -7px -8px}._1zdLtEEpuWI_Pnujn1lMF2{bottom:0;position:absolute;right:52px}._3s18OZ_KPHs2Ei416c7Q1l{margin:0 0 22px;position:relative}.LJjFa8EhquYX8xsTnb9n-{filter:grayscale(40%);position:absolute;top:11px}._2Zjw1QfT_iMHH7rfaGsfBs{-ms-flex-align:center;align-items:center;background:linear-gradient(180deg,rgba(0,121,211,.24),rgba(0,121,211,.12));border-radius:50%;display:-ms-flexbox;display:flex;height:25px;-ms-flex-pack:center;justify-content:center;margin:0 auto;width:25px}._2gaJVJ6_j7vwKV945EABN9{background-color:var(--newCommunityTheme-button);border-radius:50%;height:15px;width:15px;z-index:1} On a more serious note, there was also the infamous Byford Dolphin accident involving a decompression chamber. Explosive decompression occurs as pressure in the chambers goes from 9 atmospheres to 1 in a fraction of a second, violently dismembering the closest diver and blowing him in many, many pieces out of the small crescent moon shaped external opening like a hamburger shotgun. Press question mark to learn the rest of the keyboard shortcuts. The first two steps had been completed when, for an unknown reason, one of the tenders (Crammond) opened the clamp before Diver 4 (Hellevik) could close the door to the chamber. The divers from the Byford Dolphin had something like 20 atmospheres (cant remember exactly off the top of my head) of pressure inside of their bodies. Poor guys. [7] In 1974–1978, she was named Deep Sea Driller. Cookies help us deliver our Services. The site may not work properly if you don't, If you do not update your browser, we suggest you visit, Press J to jump to the feed. Thought I'd swing by and give a bit more information in light of your interest. 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