25 years ago: Drillship Seacrest capsizes in one of the world’s worst oil rig disasters

97 Missing in Capsizing – NYT, November 4, 1989
[Thanks to Tom for pointing this out.]
An American-owned oil drilling ship with 97 people aboard capsized early today after a typhoon swept through the Gulf of Thailand with 100-mile-per-hour winds. Barry Lane, a spokesman for the Los Angeles-based Unocal oil company, said six survivors had been rescued in heavy seas about 270 miles south of Bangkok, but that they were Thai fishermen, not crew from the capsized Seacrest drilling vessel. No survivors of the Seacrest had been found by late this morning.

On Wikipedia: Drillship Seacrest

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