posted on Jan, 25 2006 @ 11:12 AM
Centurion, That’s pretty wild that you have been thru a gas bubble and are hear to tell about it. I would imagine a warship would fair better than a
tanker as it’s lighter, stronger and faster, but maybe not? I was wondering if you know where you were when you went thru the bubble? Did it happen
to you in the triangle???
Zaphod, I saw the same show where they sank the model tanker in the naval test tank. I think the simulation was very accurate as the model was scaled
properly as far as speed, weight etc.. and they did several tests with various bubble generation methods. If I recall correctly one massive bubble was
much more catastrophic than lots of small bubbles.
I was thinking even if the bubble didn’t sink the ship from making it fall underwater if you will, I would think it could still break the ship apart
especially a tanker. Don’t anti ship mines work by essentially creating a massive bubble under the hull making it break under its own weight? I
would think a bug enough methane bubble could potentially have the same effect.
Cliff, I never realized that drill platforms face danger from gas pockets and bubbles. I was wondering if the purpose of the riser pipe you mentioned
is to vent the gas to the surface safely and slowly? I read the last link that you posted about shallow gas blowouts and found it very informative.
Excuse my ignorance, but I was wondering if a blowout is when a gas pocket collapses under the ocean floor which can cause a bottom supported rig to