posted on Jul, 27 2010 @ 11:52 AM
reply to post by kozmo
You realize that we have 1000's of vessels out there now, due to BP & that many of the captains/pilots are not very familiar with the navigable
waters in the gulf.
Accident do happen & this is unfortunate, but I seriously doubt that there is some "evil conspiracy" to destroy the GOM
require every single well hole to be marked, but it's quite obvious now that they have not been doing a good job at all, for
many, many years.
The "good news" There should be a downhole safety valve in place. If an old well, and insert safety valve. By law, there has to be a safety valve in
a production well for just this contingency. You have to pull an insert valve every six months, redress and rerun back in the hole.
Unfortunately, we don't yet know if this proper procedure was followed either, again - MMS oversight issue.
[edit on 7/27/10 by redhatty]