Originally posted by mclarenmp4
Didn't you read my post about the Torrey Canyon?
Yes that's right an American owned oil tanker dumped more oil on the British coast than the current spill has on the U.S coast.
So yes it's exactly the same scenario as you guys are facing but at this point not as bad.
Also it's very easy to be an internet hardman, a bit different in real life though.
are you kidding me???
30,000 tons = 2.1 million barrels
35,000 - 60,000 barrels a day x 60 days
this is WAY bigger than the Torrey Canyon, and thats using generous estimates... some say it's much higher that 60,000 bpd and this is goingto go on
for months minimum
the Torrey Canyon is nothing compared to the current Gulf situation
and you want to talk about real life... do some math before you open your mouth next time
With new estimates that as many as 2.5 million gallons of oil could be spilling into the Gulf of Mexico each day
thats a Torrey Canyon EVERY day
not comparable in scale whatsoever
[edit on 17-6-2010 by kalisdad]