Another Rig Explosion in gulf! - SailNet Community
Reply
 
LinkBack Thread Tools
post #1 of 52 Old 09-02-2010 Thread Starter
Senior Member
 
Cruisingdad's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jul 2006
Location: Washington State
Posts: 9,909
Thanks: 3
Thanked 128 Times in 59 Posts
Rep Power: 16
     
Exclamation Another Rig Explosion in gulf!

Breaking news of another rig explosion in the gulf. 13 people on board and apparently in the water. One is missing. 80 miles off LA coast. Let's put the rig workers and their families in our thoughts. Plenty of time to get angry later.

No, this is not a joke.

Brian
Cruisingdad is offline  
Sponsored Links
Advertisement
 
post #2 of 52 Old 09-02-2010 Thread Starter
Senior Member
 
Cruisingdad's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jul 2006
Location: Washington State
Posts: 9,909
Thanks: 3
Thanked 128 Times in 59 Posts
Rep Power: 16
     
Just read that they may have accounted for all the rig workers now. THat is great news. If everyone is alive and well, you may begin to hear a tad bit of frustration from this gulf coast resident adn sailor...
Cruisingdad is offline  
post #3 of 52 Old 09-02-2010
Banned
 
Join Date: Aug 2008
Posts: 17,467
Thanks: 226
Thanked 227 Times in 216 Posts
Rep Power: 0
     
I just saw that too. Jeez - can it get any worse?
smackdaddy is offline  
 
post #4 of 52 Old 09-02-2010
Banned
 
Join Date: Aug 2008
Posts: 17,467
Thanks: 226
Thanked 227 Times in 216 Posts
Rep Power: 0
     
Sounds like the well wasn't producing - so maybe it won't be another spill.
smackdaddy is offline  
post #5 of 52 Old 09-02-2010 Thread Starter
Senior Member
 
Cruisingdad's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jul 2006
Location: Washington State
Posts: 9,909
Thanks: 3
Thanked 128 Times in 59 Posts
Rep Power: 16
     
You know, I don't mean to sound like a complete smart a**, but at some piont, one might begin to question whether the oil companies actually give a crap about safety or the environment. I mean, they have not even finished capping the BP well. BP is how many billions of dollars in the red? Lost their CEO. Countless people out of work. Untold loss of marine life. Untold environmental disaster for untold years... if not permanent.

YOU WOULD THINK, THINK, THAT THE OTHER RIG OWNERS WOULD HAVE REVIEWED SAFETY PROTOCOLS AND GONE OVER EVERY POSSIBLE METHOD OF KEEPING A SIMILAR DISASTER FROM HAPPENING TO THEM!! I sometimes wonder if the only way to get through to some people/companies, is to sue the so badly that they go out of business.

DO I sound a little perturbed?? Sorry, I am. Luckily they have an entire multibillion dollar corporation (BP) right next door that can provide them all kinds of advice on how to clean up an oil spill - if you call that cleaning up.

B
Cruisingdad is offline  
post #6 of 52 Old 09-02-2010 Thread Starter
Senior Member
 
Cruisingdad's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jul 2006
Location: Washington State
Posts: 9,909
Thanks: 3
Thanked 128 Times in 59 Posts
Rep Power: 16
     
Just heard that the government said that tehy were not producing oil at time of explosion. Of course, one might question how much the governement has a clue of what goes on down there...
Cruisingdad is offline  
post #7 of 52 Old 09-02-2010
Senior Member
 
nemier's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jul 2005
Location: currently lying; Airlie Beach, Australia 🇦🇺
Posts: 395
Thanks: 2
Thanked 5 Times in 4 Posts
Rep Power: 15
 
Quote:
Originally Posted by Cruisingdad View Post
Of course, one might question how much the governement has a clue of what goes on down there...
exactly!
nemier is offline  
post #8 of 52 Old 09-02-2010
San Juan 21 MKII
 
lydanynom's Avatar
 
Join Date: May 2010
Location: Madison, WI
Posts: 238
Thanks: 0
Thanked 1 Time in 1 Post
Rep Power: 10
 
Quote:
Originally Posted by Cruisingdad View Post
Let's put the rig workers and their families in our thoughts.
The red cross helps just about everybody sooner or later, so if there is no other obvious way to contribute I always recommend donating to them even when their involvement is not direct.


Thinking about people in trouble doesn't help them.
lydanynom is offline  
post #9 of 52 Old 09-02-2010
Tartan 27' owner
 
CalebD's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 2008
Location: NYC
Posts: 5,241
Thanks: 10
Thanked 149 Times in 141 Posts
Rep Power: 13
 
Here's one news link:
Witness to platform explosion saw a 'bunch of smoke' - CNN.com

"The cure for anything is salt water~ sweat, tears, or the sea." ~Isak Denesen

Everybody has one:

To view links or images in signatures your post count must be 10 or greater. You currently have 0 posts.
CalebD is offline  
post #10 of 52 Old 09-02-2010
48' wood S&S yawl
 
cormeum's Avatar
 
Join Date: Aug 2009
Posts: 421
Thanks: 0
Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
Rep Power: 11
 
Hate to raise this, but is there a possibility of sabotage?

"Never attribute to malice that which can be adequately explained by stupidity." - Robert A.Heinlein
cormeum is offline  
Reply

Quick Reply
Message:
Options

By choosing to post the reply above you agree to the rules you agreed to when joining Sailnet.
Click Here to view those rules.

Register Now



In order to be able to post messages on the SailNet Community forums, you must first register.
Please enter your desired user name, your email address and other required details in the form below.
Please note: After entering 3 characters a list of Usernames already in use will appear and the list will disappear once a valid Username is entered.


User Name:
Password
Please enter a password for your user account. Note that passwords are case-sensitive.

Password:


Confirm Password:
Email Address
Please enter a valid email address for yourself.

Email Address:
OR

Log-in











Currently Active Users Viewing This Thread: 1 (0 members and 1 guests)
 



Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Boat explosion finally reaches a conclusion Classic30 General Discussion (sailing related) 23 10-06-2010 08:24 AM
Catalina 25 Tall Rig SAILS stan112233 C25 and 250 0 08-16-2010 02:57 PM
White House says 75% of oil spilled in Gulf - gone kd3pc Politics, Current Affairs, Guns & HOT Topics 14 08-05-2010 08:26 AM

Posting Rules  
You may post new threads
You may post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is On
Trackbacks are On
Pingbacks are On
Refbacks are On

 
For the best viewing experience please update your browser to Google Chrome