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Oil Rig sinking

#1 by Sheldonboy , Sun Dec 18, 2011 7:21 pm

You can't imagine how these people must have died.
http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-europe-16235095


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RE: Oil Rig sinking

#2 by mikejee , Sun Dec 18, 2011 10:59 pm

I don't know anything much about oil rtgs, but wonder why there were 90 odd people on board while it was being towed (in bad weather as well. Russia's different but I would have thought it would have been advisable to remove as many as possible before the tow began. It sounds like almost the whole crew was aboard


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RE: Oil Rig sinking

#3 by Sheldonboy , Mon Dec 19, 2011 6:48 am

Yes mike and why was it being moved in such bad weather.


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RE: Oil Rig sinking

#4 by Voltman , Mon Dec 19, 2011 10:41 pm

Posted by Sheldonboy
You can't imagine how these people must have died.


I thought it quite obvious.

What I wonder about is the distance. 125 miles towing a brick on stilts, that isn't going to be a short journey.


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RE: Oil Rig sinking

#5 by phil ( deleted ) , Tue Dec 20, 2011 9:47 am

You don't last long in water at -17c I think it's only moments.

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