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Originally posted by JayinAR
So it sounds like the White House is considering that this is foul play...
Yeah, I agree with others. Someone is going to be blamed.
MORGAN CITY, La. (AP) — Officials say an oil drilling rig on its way to a scrap yard has overturned in Louisiana.
No injuries have been reported.
The rig overturned about 80 miles west-southwest of New Orleans. The Coast Guard said in a news release Friday that the drilling unit overturned in the Charenton navigational canal.
It can carry about 20,000 gallons of diesel fuel, but Coast Guard officials did not know how much fuel was on board. Coast Guard investigators say no fuel leaks have been found.
Originally posted by Kaytagg
what the # is going on...
Is this going to be as bad as the last one???
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 said 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 created a 1,000 yard safety zone around the incident which will stop vessels from entering the area without permission from the Captain of the Port.
A salvage plan is currently being developed. No injuries were reported and the Coast Guard is investigating the cause of the incident.
Originally posted by endtimer
reply to post by belial259
Just how does a person/people get to the well head and
set a bomb, sabotage the pipes or anything like that.
Originally posted by Vitchilo
Is it me or this looks more and morel like sabotage? This kind of things NEVER HAPPEN and now twice in a few days? Really?