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Breezy Brent Bravo
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No: 362   Contributor: Hamish Irvine   Year: 1984   Country: United Kingdom
Breezy Brent Bravo

The storm that broke the gangway. See the bloke on the walkway to get an idea of the scale of the sea.
Picture added on 26 April 2007
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I was on Bravo when a storm dislodged the riser - a pity it did'nt dislodge Ted Wright or Rab Galloway.

Added by Moe Henderson on 20 July 2009.
I was on there in Nov' 77 when we had one of those 100 year storms. I think the wind speed was 132mph and we were not allowed outside the doors for 4 days. People were sleeping on floors and in chairs and the crews on the Vildkat said they never knew sea sickness like it.

Added by Terry McHugh on 17 June 2010.
I was safety officer on bravo when the gangway broke loose we were flown off to the Shetlands where we spent the night I gave everybody a sub to spend on booze had to make sure they all returned fit for work next day.

Added by Philip Jarvis on 17 April 2017.
I have another picture which shows a huge wave hitting the underside.
It was taken by an electrical engineer called Nick Smyth from the treasure hunter with a practicka 35 mm camera. Shell gave him £80 for the picture.
I also have one taken from the Bravo of the semi on the same day. The waves were unbelievable and I never saw their likes again. It was around 1980 when OPM had the shell construction contract on Brent Alpha

Added by on 04 June 2018.
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