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Coast Guard responds to possible rig blast in Gulf

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posted on Sep, 2 2010 @ 10:52 AM
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Coast Guard responds to possible rig blast in Gulf


[url=http://www.theglobeandmail.com/report-on-business/coast-guard-responds-to-possible-rig-blast-in-gulf/article1693940/]www.theglobeandmail.com[/url ]

The U.S. Coast Guard was flying helicopters to a possible offshore drilling rig explosion in the the Gulf of Mexico, a Coast Guard spokesman said.

Helicopters were an hour away from the site of the possible explosion, said Coast Guard Petty Officer Prentice Danner.
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posted on Sep, 2 2010 @ 10:52 AM
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This is just being reported as breaking news on sky,no further details as yet from sky.Although this link:

www.bloomberg.com...

claims its a rig owned by "mariner energy."

And another claims its 90 miles south of Louisiana

www.npr.org...
Lets hope its not as bad as the last blowout.


[url=http://www.theglobeandmail.com/report-on-business/coast-guard-responds-to-possible-rig-blast-in-gulf/article1693940/]www.theglobeandmail.com[/url ]
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posted on Sep, 2 2010 @ 10:54 AM
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Oh, it is American. Let's see if Obama gives them the same treatment that BP received...



posted on Sep, 2 2010 @ 11:02 AM
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Indeed Infinite.


Sky just reported that all crew have been accounted for,so at least there appears to be no fatalities this time:


An oil rig has exploded in the Gulf of Mexico, west of the platform where the BP disaster occurred.
All 13 people working on board the oil rig are alive and have been accounted for, the coastguard has said. Unconfirmed reports said the rig is the Vermilion Oil rig 380, which is owned by Houston-based Mariner Energy and is not believed to be an active well. There are currently no sightings of oil in the water.


news.sky.com



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[edit on 2-9-2010 by 12m8keall2c]



posted on Sep, 2 2010 @ 11:09 AM
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Additional reporting in NYTimes:

www.nytimes.com...


A commercial helicopter company reported the blast around 9:30 a.m. CDT Thursday, Coast Guard Petty Officer Casey Ranel said. Seven helicopters, two airplanes and four boats were en route to the site, about 80 miles south of Vermilion Bay along the central Louisiana coast.

The Coast Guard said initial reports indicated all 13 crew members from the rig were in the water. One was injured, but there were no deaths.

The platform owned by Mariner Energy (NYSE:ME) is in about 2,500 feet of water, the Coast Guard said, and was not currently producing.


Is it a trend, a fad, or just "painted rust syndrome"?



posted on Sep, 2 2010 @ 11:11 AM
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Just saw this article about the explosion (confirmed) and was going to make a new topic, but this one was already here.

www.bbc.co.uk...

Who's fault will this one be?



posted on Sep, 2 2010 @ 11:13 AM
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There was talk that Barry had sent spec ops teams to the deepwater expolsion-not sure if there was any truth in that but I reckon their could be special forces sent out this time.

Once is bad,twice looks like something or someone has got it in for the gulf rigs.

Militant eco activists/terrorists/oil companies wiping out other players?
Hmm.Maybe.



posted on Sep, 2 2010 @ 11:16 AM
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Glad you're watching this.. unfortunately an earlier thread had already begun.. please add your comments there...

www.abovetopsecret.com...

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