Diagram of the Ocean Ranger and location of the ballast control room (3)

Diagram of the Ocean Ranger and location of the ballast control room (3)
On the night of the disaster, a severe storm pounded the rig with hurricane-force winds and 15-metre high waves. Seawater broke through a porthole in the ballast control room and damaged equipment.
1 Draupner wave height for comparison. (Detected on 1 January 1995, the Draupner wave was the first rogue wave ever measured it had a maximum wave height of 25.6 metres.)
2 - Ballast control room's level above the sea (8.5 m)
3 - Location of the room itself

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