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Ocean Ranger victims' families seek settlement

Valentine's Day, 1982: a terrible storm rages off the coast of Newfoundland. On the Grand Banks, the Ocean Ranger, the world's mightiest drilling rig, is pounded by waves more than 20 metres high. At the height of the storm, the "indestructible" rig begins to tip over, then capsizes. All 84 men on board — 56 of them from Newfoundland — perish. It is Canada's worst tragedy at sea since the Second World War.

 Families of 54 Newfoundlanders who died on the rig meet with lawyers.

Medium: Television
Program: The National
Broadcast Date: Oct. 13, 1983
Guest(s): Cynthia Parsons
Host: Peter Mansbridge
Reporter: Barbara Yaffe
Duration: 1:46

Last updated: January 9, 2013

Page consulted on December 6, 2013

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