posted on Jun, 23 2010 @ 04:20 PM
Number Four, fully awake now, relayed back to Number Three, who in turn
relayed back to Number Two, who instantly contacted Number One about
the problem. All four were now aware that there was a problem with
Number Five. Number Five was not responding !
The year was now 2010. Spring was in full bloom throughout the gulf coast.
Summer was a few days away . . . when the tragedy occurred. An explosion
on an oil rig, sinking it, and creating the world's worst environmental
disaster. Oil now leaked constantly into the once-pristeen waters of the gulf.
Thousands of gallons of oil, . . hundreds of thousands of gallons of putrid,
sludgy, damaging oil. Fish died, birds died, shrimp and clams . . died. Every-
thing the oil touched, smothered and died.
A mile or so below the oil-slicked waves, Number Five was finding out about
the oil leak too. It's exhausters were not working properly. The machines
were set up to handle water and oil separation at a 5 : 2 ratio, which was
twice as much as a "worst-case scenario" anticipation. For every five parts
of seawater, two parts of oil could be separated efficiently. The ratio had
now risen to 5 : 4, and the machines were unable to keep up. Something
in the oil, some contamination, was causing filter systems to clog, and
pressure systems to waver. Computers aboard Sentinel Five found it
impossible to communicate with the other vessels. They were alone and
( To be continued )