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NEWS: Twenty Oil Rigs Are Missing From Gulf Of Mexico.

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posted on Sep, 3 2005 @ 11:12 PM

Originally posted by Zadeh Redux
I read somewhere, maybe BBC, that Bangladesh has these illegal maritime chop shops.

Also I understand that it's possible a couple of rigs from Ivan were never recovered and rig theft is not that uncommon.

I find nothing in your link about an oil rig theft.

Having worked on an oil rig in the Gulf, I find the idea of "Rig Theft" to be ridiculous.

Granted, piracy is common in the Gulf but that is small pleasure boats and smaller commercial fishing boats.

[edit on 9/3/05 by Qwas]

posted on Sep, 3 2005 @ 11:26 PM
If pirates took a rig during the hurricane, then they would have to be the bravest mariners ever.
Somehow I doubt it and the chop shop is a loooong haul away, I doubt it would be in the Yucatan or Cuba.


posted on Sep, 4 2005 @ 09:20 AM

Originally posted by timski

Originally posted by dgtempe
Oh, how absurd! Lets all just go nuts and check ourselves into mental hospitals...

After so much media coverage of loss, destruction and mayhem I just thought some dumb-a$$ humour would lighten the offence intended, ok?

[edit on 3-9-2005 by timski]
So then you liked my light hearted, this is incredible comedy? I am glad.
This little story is as propostrous as you can get!

posted on Sep, 4 2005 @ 09:47 AM
Well ... doodle ee doo

Anything is possible.

posted on Sep, 28 2005 @ 03:09 PM
According to a just reported CNN news item there are only 5 oil rigs missing as of today ... a mere 24 days since the last post on this thread.

That's FIVE large oil platforms that are/were in a mostly confined body of water missing for almost 4 weeks ... a body of water over which there is regular and wide ranging air traffic. Where the expected drift of these platforms during a major weather event can be calculated.

Heyyy, then there is the possibility that they were only paper platforms to begin with (read: fraud)

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