Sunday 16 May 2010

Pictures of Deepwater Horizon

Ain't it pretty:

That reminds me. I have to pick up some fuel for the BBQ.

going ...

going ...


The Horizon was a floating rig, kept in position using a "dynamic positioning" system of thrusters and global satellite positioning. It was built in 2001 at a cost of $350 million, and cost $1 million per day to operate.

(The picture shown at right is the Nautilus, the Horizon's twin.)

I would give credit to whoever took these pictures, except that I don't know who took them. Received via email.


Christian Cassidy said...

Wow. Some of those fire shots look like attack scenes from a Star Trek movie.

Very sad.

Graham said...

Is this where we all hold hands and sing kumbaya?

On a serious note...the way BP is handling this is ridiculous. Sheesh.

cherenkov said...

I'm not sure if BP is doing a poor job or just in over its head. They obviously weren't prepared for a catastrophuck of this magnitude.

The U.S. legislation is also partly to blame: what incentive is there to install relief well when legislation doesn't require it, and limits your liability in the event of a disaster.

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