[Photograph 2012.201.B0052.1133]

Description:

Photograph taken for a newspaper owned by the Oklahoma Publishing Company. Caption: "RIG COLLAPSES--The Topper I, an offshore oil drilling platform with 42 men aboard, capsizes in the Gulf of Mexico off Port Lavaca, Texas, Tuesday, dumping 42 crewmen aboard into the 55-degree water. All 42 were rescued. The rig owned by Zapata Offshore Corp., is resting in about 60 feet of water. One leg of the three-legged rig is all that is visible above water."

Creator(s): Unknown
Location(s): United States - Texas - Calhoun County - Port Lavaca
Creation Date: February 6, 1980
Collection(s):
Oklahoma Publishing Company Photography Collection
Usage:
Total Uses: 0
Past 30 days: 0
Yesterday: 0
Creator:
Unknown
Date(s):
  • Creation: February 6, 1980
Coverage:
Place
United States - Texas - Calhoun County - Port Lavaca
Era
Into Modern Times, 1939-Present
Date
February 6, 1980
Description:

Photograph taken for a newspaper owned by the Oklahoma Publishing Company. Caption: "RIG COLLAPSES--The Topper I, an offshore oil drilling platform with 42 men aboard, capsizes in the Gulf of Mexico off Port Lavaca, Texas, Tuesday, dumping 42 crewmen aboard into the 55-degree water. All 42 were rescued. The rig owned by Zapata Offshore Corp., is resting in about 60 feet of water. One leg of the three-legged rig is all that is visible above water."

Note:

PublishDate: 2-6-1980 Oklahoman

Physical Description:

1 photograph

Language(s):
Subject(s):
Keyword(s): Accidents | Offshore Oil Rigs | newspaper photographs
Added Title: Rig Collapses
Partner:
Oklahoma Historical Society
Collection:
Oklahoma Publishing Company Photography Collection
Identifier:
  • LOCAL-CONT-NO: 2012.201.B0052.1133
  • ARK: ark:/67531/metadc200824
Resource Type: Photograph
Format: Image