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Oil Rig Explodes off the coast of Louisiana....Again

Discussion in 'The OT' started by Mavrick, Sep 2, 2010.

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    Mavrick

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    sigma1914

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    It's important to note:
     
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    AntAltMike

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    I bet the batteries in the automatic shutoff device were fresh.
     
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    Mavrick

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    Everyone Can Only Hope!

    And I can already imagine BP's new tv spot will probably start of saying "It's not us this time!"
     
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    Latest reports on CNN include that 133 employees on board are safe...no injuries (1 was reported originally)...and numerous resources on their way.

    Also...no oil leaks seen on first inspections....although its too early to make any solid assessment.
     
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    Carl Spock

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    See? These things are safe. These platforms can blow up and nothing happens. Everything is fine. Don't worry. We've got it all under control. These things blow up all the time. Nothing ever goes wrong. It's all hunky-dory. Just relax. Nothing going on here.

    Have a nice day, and maybe a Coke.




    :rolleyes:
     
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    hdtvfan0001

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    I've found it interesting how much the reporting has been "guarded" to state anything without some direct confirmation they can quote or air themselves. Likely a smart move on their part.
     
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    Not again. :nono: I feel for those people down on the Gulf Coast.
     
  10. ndole

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    You watch though, for those who demonize shallow water drilling, this accident will be solved much more quickly. Precisely because it's closer to shore, in shallower water which is easier to service in.
     
  11. ndole

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    But, it only takes 1 gallon of oil to create a "sheen" as large as a football field.
     
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    Fortunately, it's only in 300' of water (compared to almost a mile down for the BP disaster)
     
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    And it wasn't producing anything, and was significant different than a DRILLING platform (which the Deepwater Horizon was). This was an older PRODUCTION platform.
     
  14. BubblePuppy

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    From CNN:
    http://m.cnn.com/primary/_byy2ZD-ikweaqPhqu
     
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    Looks like this story is going to end with alot better news than the last rig. No fatalities, minor injuries, no long-term fire, and no oil leaks.
     
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    A rig is used for drilling. A platform is for production. This was a platform.

    I guess in other lines of work, industrial accidents never occur.

    For further information, see Three Mile Island, train or aircraft crashes or Crab Fishing in Alaska...
     
  17. BubblePuppy

    BubblePuppy Good night dear Smoke... love you & "got your butt

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    Very few accidents can have as a disastrous affect on the environment and on the lives that depend on the products of the environment as a major oil spill.
     
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    Off the top of my head I can only think of Bhopal and Chernobyl.
     

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