Anniversary of Ocean Ranger Disaster Marked

Hundreds of people gathered in St. John's at St. Pius X parish on Friday morning to remember those who lost their lives in the Ocean Ranger Disaster.

The Ocean Ranger was a semi-submersible mobile offshore drilling unit that sank on 15 February 1982.

It was drilling an exploration well on the Grand Banks of Newfoundland, 267 kilometres east of St. John's, Newfoundland, for Mobil Oil of Canada, Ltd. (MOCAN) with 84 crew members on board when it sank.

There were no survivors.