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Originally posted by David9176
This is a disaster of insane proportions.
Originally posted by Erasurehead
reply to Here's the Reuters link. Not much detail on the story.
Originally posted by illusive man
palin was be really peed
off, what did she say DRILL BABY DRILL
There is a large bay that is about 10 miles inland right next to Morgan City, LA. I'm betting that's where it occured. Holy cow, this will be devastating. On work computer so can't post pictures.
Giant oil-services provider Halliburton may be a primary suspect in the investigation into the oil rig explosion that has devastated the Gulf Coast, the Wall Street Journal reports.
Originally posted by strangleholder1
Now we know why Obama's sending SWAT. This story is getting more and more crazy.
MORGAN CITY, La. -- The Coast Guard is responding Friday to an overturned mobile inland drilling unit (MIDU) in the Charenton navigational canal south of Highway 90.
The MIDU has a 20,000-gallon diesel fuel capacity, and while there is no current estimate on how much fuel was on board at the time of the incident, on-scene Coast Guard pollution investigators have determined that the rig is not leaking fuel at this time. As a precaution, 500 feet of containment boom has been deployed around the rig, with an additional 500 feet arriving to provide a secondary string within the canal.
The Coast Guard has established a safety zone 1,000 yards on either side of the incident, prohibiting vessel traffic from entering the area without permission from the Captain of the Port. A salvage plan is currently being developed for Coast Guard approval.
There are no reported injuries and the Coast Guard is investigating the cause of the incident.