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713 Mexico oil workers evacuate collapsing platform
timeslive ^ | Apr 13, 2011 7:57 AM | Sapa-AFP

Posted on 04/13/2011 7:35:52 PM PDT by Rabin

A total of 713 oil platform workers were evacuated on Tuesday when a semi-submersible residence began to collapse into the Gulf of Mexico, said state-owned oil company Petroleos Mexicanos (Pemex).

(Excerpt) Read more at timeslive.co.za ...


TOPICS: Business/Economy; Foreign Affairs; Mexico
KEYWORDS: energy; mexico; offshore; oil; pemex; platform
Flotel Jupiter Condo springs leek, capsizes.

Breathless, R.

1 posted on 04/13/2011 7:35:58 PM PDT by Rabin
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To: thackney

Ping.


2 posted on 04/13/2011 7:37:06 PM PDT by Army Air Corps (Four fried chickens and a coke)
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To: Rabin

Sounds bad.


3 posted on 04/13/2011 7:37:16 PM PDT by allmost
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To: Rabin

That -—.za suffix on the URL = Zaire?

713 workers on that thing? Seems like a heck of a lot.


4 posted on 04/13/2011 7:38:27 PM PDT by Attention Surplus Disorder (Which has more wrinkles? Helen Thomas' face or Lawrence O'Donnells' panties?)
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To: Rabin

Obama will now order a moratorium on all American rigs...


5 posted on 04/13/2011 7:40:34 PM PDT by OrangeHoof (Washington, we Texans want a divorce!)
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To: Rabin

Must not have been in production yet. Story leaves out a lot of info


6 posted on 04/13/2011 7:42:14 PM PDT by Figment ("A communist is someone who reads Marx.An anti-communist is someone who understands Marx" R Reagan)
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To: Rabin

how come we are the only country not driling in the gulf of mexico?


7 posted on 04/13/2011 7:49:48 PM PDT by television is just wrong
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To: television is just wrong

how come we are the only country not driling in the gulf of mexico?

Because Hussain/Soros are trying to crash our economy. Havent you noticed?


8 posted on 04/13/2011 7:51:38 PM PDT by Chickensoup (Totalitarian Fascism is here, Now.)
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To: television is just wrong

TV the underlay of your comment is spot on. If you want to hunt for oil in GOM, make darn sure that none of your stuff is American Mfg or flag.

More than sad, Rab.


9 posted on 04/13/2011 8:02:27 PM PDT by Rabin
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To: thackney

What do you think happened here? Did the Mexicans pile on a bunch of amateurs to do what should be highly-skilled work?


10 posted on 04/13/2011 8:10:44 PM PDT by Fractal Trader
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To: Fractal Trader

The question: “What do you think happened here?”

The answer: Just Messicans making a mess.


11 posted on 04/13/2011 8:12:49 PM PDT by GladesGuru (In a society predicated upon freedom, it is essential to examine principles,)
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To: television is just wrong

how come we are the only country not driling in the gulf of mexico?


I’m all for it but only if those doing it actually know what they are doing. Does anyone know what they are doing? Doesn’t seem like it. Let them drill but hang both the corporate CEO and the manager of the drilling rig on the short end of a long rope if they screw up as BP did. They apparently need some incentive to do it right.


12 posted on 04/13/2011 8:12:49 PM PDT by apoliticalone (Conservatism is about putting the USA first, not international bankers and corporations)
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To: television is just wrong

We’re giving Mexico something like $5 plus million so THEY can drill in the Gulf of Mexico dummie!/s


13 posted on 04/13/2011 8:27:12 PM PDT by goodnesswins (Unlike the West, the Islamic world is serious.)
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To: Attention Surplus Disorder
713 workers on that thing? Seems like a heck of a lot.<>

Well you need 712 people to screw in the light bulb. The other to supervise.

14 posted on 04/13/2011 8:33:00 PM PDT by Pit1 (The only word out of the dims mouth is TAX TAX TAX TAX TAX TAX TAX TAX TAX. And RINOS eat it up)
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To: Rabin

713?! What? Was it a Condo?


15 posted on 04/13/2011 8:46:07 PM PDT by crz
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To: Attention Surplus Disorder

ZA is South Africa.


16 posted on 04/13/2011 8:46:24 PM PDT by Hardraade (I want gigaton warheads now!!)
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To: crz

LOL


17 posted on 04/13/2011 8:47:26 PM PDT by cmsgop ( I spent most of my childhood terrified that The Rhythm was going to get me.)
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To: television is just wrong

“how come we are the only country not driling in the gulf of mexico?”

Actually, we are drilling in the Gulf of Mexico.

And not only are we drilling in the Gulf of Mexico, but the majority of the drilling in the world today is happening in the USA.


18 posted on 04/13/2011 8:52:13 PM PDT by trumandogz
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To: crz

No,it was seven vans making their way to AZ to cross the border but they took a wrong turn on the way.


19 posted on 04/13/2011 8:55:52 PM PDT by TaMoDee (GO PACK GO to Super Bowl XLVI)
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To: cmsgop

Well you know how those Mexicans pack into cars to get across our border. So I guess they figured that rig would float right onto the shore in Texas and they’d get a free ride to here. They didnt count on the SOB sinking though.

I dunno..


20 posted on 04/13/2011 8:56:01 PM PDT by crz
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To: TaMoDee

HEY! I realllllllyyy like your tag line! OH YA!

Gawd I still have a hard time believing they did it. All those wins at the end..


21 posted on 04/13/2011 8:58:10 PM PDT by crz
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To: GladesGuru

Glad your arrogance is showing. Spics, Micks, Yids... all sub ( ) you fill in to suit.

Don’t swell up to much on your smug. Rab’s experiences with Mexicans leads me to think these are a fine and decent people. The cesspool they have to live in is a worthwhile candidate for a weekend US invasion, followed by territorial status and then statehood.

R.


22 posted on 04/13/2011 9:46:29 PM PDT by Rabin
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To: Attention Surplus Disorder
Never seen a rural Mexican bus? Some of those look like they have 713 in & on it, if you count the chickens and pigs.

Here's a small version...

Seriously, the modern day Mexican buses are a far cry, but as a kid, I saw many all over Mexico that were as described.

Since No oil was leaked in the incident and no injuries reported at the Flotel Jupiter platform which housed workers about 80 kilometers off the coast of Campeche state in the Gulf of Mexico. I don't feel guilty about being flippant.

23 posted on 04/13/2011 10:17:14 PM PDT by ApplegateRanch (Made in America, by proud American citizens, in 1946.)
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To: ApplegateRanch

Yeah, but seriously (or seriesly) didn’t Deepwater Horizon (the BP blowout rig) have something under 100 people on it? (11 died, I do not know the number that escaped) Piper Alpha, the rig in the English Channel that blew up killing 167 men, with 62 survivors in 1998...meaning this Mexican rig had over 3x the number of personnel as Piper Alpha? Just seems like a hugh number of people.


24 posted on 04/13/2011 10:29:02 PM PDT by Attention Surplus Disorder (Which has more wrinkles? Helen Thomas' face or Lawrence O'Donnells' panties?)
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To: ApplegateRanch

Actually this bus looks a whole lot better and less crowded than ones we saw in Mexico City many years ago. They were also very, very noisy and belched more smoke out their exhausts than the old coal fired locomotives.


25 posted on 04/13/2011 10:33:56 PM PDT by Grams A (The Sun will rise in the East in the morning and God is still on his throne.)
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To: Grams A

That one was the best example I could find, despite multiple image searches, but doesn’t come close to most of the ones we saw, either.

I know we have some of Dad’s slides of that trip packed away somewhere.


26 posted on 04/13/2011 11:00:09 PM PDT by ApplegateRanch (Made in America, by proud American citizens, in 1946.)
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To: Attention Surplus Disorder

BP’s DWH was a drilling platform; this was some kind of a central residence facility, probably serving several drilling platforms nearby. Saved ferrying crews the extra 50 miles to shore as often. Just a guess from looking at it, and from their calling it a “flotel”.


27 posted on 04/13/2011 11:05:09 PM PDT by ApplegateRanch (Made in America, by proud American citizens, in 1946.)
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To: Rabin

Sort of like how many mexicans can you squeeze in to a ford full size van?


28 posted on 04/14/2011 4:02:59 AM PDT by Joe Boucher ((FUBO))
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To: Army Air Corps

A few pictures at:
http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/f-news/2703987/posts


29 posted on 04/14/2011 4:44:38 AM PDT by thackney (life is fragile, handle with prayer (biblein90days.org))
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To: Attention Surplus Disorder
meaning this Mexican rig had

This wasn't a drill rig. It was a floating dorm that supplied housing to several connected production platforms.


30 posted on 04/14/2011 4:49:20 AM PDT by thackney (life is fragile, handle with prayer (biblein90days.org))
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To: Fractal Trader
The only thing I've read so far is the bilge pumps couldn't keep up. But this was an older facility; maybe some maintenance issues. Little else has been released that I have seen.
31 posted on 04/14/2011 5:25:34 AM PDT by thackney (life is fragile, handle with prayer (biblein90days.org))
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To: Army Air Corps

The Jupiter platform, which belongs to contractor Cotemar, sank Tuesday morning due to problems with a valve, Pemex said in a statement.

The platform’s 75 crewmen stayed aboard to deal with the emergency.

The pumps were unable to keep the water out and the crewmen had to be evacuated later in the day, Pemex said.

“After several attempts to save the platform, it could not be stabilized and it shifted and partially sank,” the oil company said, adding that four crane ships and seven supply ships participated in the rescue operation.

http://latino.foxnews.com/latino/money/2011/04/13/offshore-platform-sinks-gulf-mexico/


32 posted on 04/14/2011 5:27:43 AM PDT by thackney (life is fragile, handle with prayer (biblein90days.org))
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To: Rabin

Suggest reading thread titled Raza Studies Make Assimilation Impossible.

Viewing the video is even more recommended.

Know They Enemy.

“Honor the threat” is a military truism for a reason. Make that a multitude of reasons stretching back into the Stone Age and before.

Messicans are no different from Moslims in that they are serious about destroying America.

Accept reality, lest those more intelligent and courageous be forced to eventually defend you against the Messicans you pandered for in this thread.


33 posted on 04/14/2011 6:34:07 AM PDT by GladesGuru (In a society predicated upon freedom, it is essential to examine principles,)
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To: GladesGuru

This platform was in Mexico.


34 posted on 04/14/2011 7:18:31 AM PDT by thackney (life is fragile, handle with prayer (biblein90days.org))
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To: thackney

“This platform was in Mexico.”

I was aware it was in Mexican waters and operated by Mexicans. In light of the sloppy manner in which the residential unit was operated (and eventually lost), I dubbed it “Messican”.


35 posted on 04/14/2011 7:42:25 AM PDT by GladesGuru (In a society predicated upon freedom, it is essential to examine principles,)
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Messicans you pandered for in this thread

Now I understand, you just wanted to hijack the thread for a different topic.

36 posted on 04/14/2011 8:56:24 AM PDT by thackney (life is fragile, handle with prayer (biblein90days.org))
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“Messicans you pandered for in this thread

Now I understand, you just wanted to hijack the thread for a different topic.”

Joinin’ the LameStream media, are you?

;-)

I didn’t mean to infer any FR posters were posting for Messicans. I suspect mighty few Messicans read FR.

However, that a unit the size of said floating dorm could sink while operated by Messicans says much about Messico and Messicans. Indeed, a case can be made that only Messicans could mess up the simple task of keeping the bilges pumped out.

“Is good eenuuuf, Senior” won’t do when at sea.


37 posted on 04/14/2011 11:46:49 AM PDT by GladesGuru (In a society predicated upon freedom, it is essential to examine principles,)
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