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Iranian $40 Million Platform Unit Sinks In Gulf
Arutz Sheva ^ | 30/1/13 | Rachel Hirshfeld

Posted on 01/30/2013 4:46:16 PM PST by Eleutheria5

A $40 million engineering structure belonging to Iran's South Pars gas field, which was to be used in offshore platforms, sank into the Gulf as it was being installed, media said on Wednesday, as reported by AFP.

The equipment was built by Maritime Industrial Company (SADRA), an affiliate of the industrial wing of Iran's Revolutionary Guards, over a 30-month period."

An investigation is under way," SADRA's managing director Mehdi Etesami told the ISNA news agency, without elaborating.

The incident occurred Monday night as the 1,850-tonne jacket developed for South Pars Phase 13 sank to a depth of 80 meters (264 feet), media reports said, adding that there were no reports of any casualties.

As a result its links to the Guards, SADRA is subject to sanctions imposed by the European Union and the United States over the Iranian regime’s nuclear program.

Along with other industrial subsidiaries of Guards engineering wing the Khatam al-Anbiya group, SADRA was awarded a $5-billion contract in 2010 to develop Phase 13 after Western energy majors withdrew over the sanctions.

Tehran considers the development of the South Pars field, which is jointly owned by Qatar, to be a strategic priority.

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(Excerpt) Read more at israelnationalnews.com ...


TOPICS: Business/Economy; Extended News; Foreign Affairs; Israel; Russia; War on Terror
KEYWORDS: gasplatform; glub; gulf; iran; iranplatformsinks; irg
Ooops.
1 posted on 01/30/2013 4:46:24 PM PST by Eleutheria5
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To: Eleutheria5

All’swell that ends well.....


2 posted on 01/30/2013 4:47:47 PM PST by Vendome (Don't take life so seriously, you won't live through it anyway)
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To: Eleutheria5

I would guess that they could answer the question “Did you build that yourself?” in the affirmative.


3 posted on 01/30/2013 4:49:18 PM PST by Pearls Before Swine
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To: Eleutheria5

Guess it’s salvage operation time, or they’re going to have one heck of a nice barrier reef!


4 posted on 01/30/2013 4:50:43 PM PST by Obadiah (We must commit to remove every Senate Blue-dog Democrat from office in 2014!)
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To: Eleutheria5

It is either the Jew’s or Bush’s fault...


5 posted on 01/30/2013 4:51:22 PM PST by 2banana (My common ground with terrorists - they want to die for islam and we want to kill them)
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To: Pearls Before Swine

Mosad sent a posse of sharks to scuttle it.


6 posted on 01/30/2013 4:51:30 PM PST by Eleutheria5 (End the occupation. Annex today.)
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To: Eleutheria5

D’OH!


7 posted on 01/30/2013 4:51:46 PM PST by GreenHornet
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To: Eleutheria5

How many Iranian Revolutionary Guards became Shark Bait?


8 posted on 01/30/2013 4:53:32 PM PST by SandRat (Duty - Honor - Country! What else needs said?)
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To: Eleutheria5

Thirty months to build and only minutes to sink.
I predict heads are gonna roll over this one. Literally!


9 posted on 01/30/2013 4:56:23 PM PST by navyblue (<u>)
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To: Eleutheria5

And you would think we would have video of that. I would certainly make for a pop corn eat in’ good time!


10 posted on 01/30/2013 4:57:50 PM PST by Vermont Lt (We are so screwed.)
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To: Eleutheria5

Those boys should have been doing their homework instead of hitting the clubs when they were studying at US universities...


11 posted on 01/30/2013 4:59:55 PM PST by nascarnation (Baraq's economic policy: trickle up poverty)
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To: Eleutheria5

Shiite’s been happening to them a lot these days. Sabotage? Only Allah knows and he’s been mum.


12 posted on 01/30/2013 5:01:39 PM PST by dennisw (The first principle is to find out who you are then you can achieve anything -- Buddhist monk)
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To: Vermont Lt

SANDRA vowed to use more FLEX SEAL in their next building project.


13 posted on 01/30/2013 5:02:18 PM PST by spawn44 (MOO)
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To: Eleutheria5
Archimedes' Principle: It's not just a good idea... IT'S THE LAW !
14 posted on 01/30/2013 5:11:41 PM PST by Izzy Dunne (Hello, I'm a TAGLINE virus. Please help me spread by copying me into YOUR tag line.)
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To: Eleutheria5

allah need some scuba gear.


15 posted on 01/30/2013 5:11:50 PM PST by F15Eagle (1 John 5:4-5, 4:15, 5:13; John 3:17-18, 6:69, 11:25, 14:6, 20:31; Rom10:8-11; 1 Tim 2:5; Titus 3:4-5)
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To: nascarnation
Those boys should have been doing their homework instead of hitting the clubs when they were studying at US universities...

Nah, homework's for infidels...

16 posted on 01/30/2013 5:14:00 PM PST by COBOL2Java (Fighting Obama without Boehner & McConnell is like going deer hunting without your accordion)
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To: Eleutheria5

“Assessments show that the sunken jacket has not been damaged seriously and can be recovered at good speed,” Qalebani told FNA in the Southern port city of Assalouyeh on Wednesday.

http://english.farsnews.com/newstext.php?nn=9107140352


17 posted on 01/30/2013 5:14:00 PM PST by fight_truth_decay
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To: Eleutheria5

18 posted on 01/30/2013 5:17:15 PM PST by fso301
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To: Eleutheria5

19 posted on 01/30/2013 5:17:59 PM PST by colorado tanker
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To: Eleutheria5

Matt Stone and Trey Parker sent Team America to put a hurt on South Pars.


20 posted on 01/30/2013 5:18:32 PM PST by printhead (Standard & Poor - Poor is the new standard.)
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To: fight_truth_decay

Right, it was the “floppy seabed”.


21 posted on 01/30/2013 5:21:39 PM PST by tet68 ( " We would not die in that man's company, that fears his fellowship to die with us...." Henry V.)
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To: Eleutheria5
Israel just got done putting down the bad guys in Gaza.

Somebody blows up Fordow. Israel attacks chemical weapons depot and convoy in Syrian. Now this rig sinks.

Is there a war on or is Israel just trying to shape the battle space for now?

22 posted on 01/30/2013 5:22:19 PM PST by Former Proud Canadian (Obamanomics-We don't need your stinking tar sands oil, we'll just grow algae.)
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To: fight_truth_decay

Acmed, did you put the drain plug in?


23 posted on 01/30/2013 5:22:26 PM PST by Dan(9698)
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To: Eleutheria5

Darn, I wonder how that could have happened?!


24 posted on 01/30/2013 5:26:25 PM PST by HereInTheHeartland (Lawyers have caused thousands of times more destruction to our nation than have guns)
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To: Eleutheria5

Darn, they really seem to be having a run of bad luck lately.


25 posted on 01/30/2013 5:29:28 PM PST by McGavin999
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To: Eleutheria5

The Gang of Unexpected strikes again!!!


26 posted on 01/30/2013 5:31:25 PM PST by Jack Hydrazine (It's the end of the world as we know it and I feel fine!)
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To: Eleutheria5

Probably sharks with fricken lazer beams on their heads!


27 posted on 01/30/2013 5:35:02 PM PST by Jack Hydrazine (It's the end of the world as we know it and I feel fine!)
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To: Eleutheria5

stuxnet....

maybe it’s really a secret new iranian submarine.


28 posted on 01/30/2013 5:36:34 PM PST by Secret Agent Man (I can neither confirm or deny that; even if I could, I couldn't - it's classified.)
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To: AdmSmith; Army Air Corps

whoops


29 posted on 01/30/2013 5:52:00 PM PST by nuconvert ( Khomeini promised change too // Hail, Chairman O)
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To: Eleutheria5
Memo to Towlheads:

DON'T buy a lotto ticket today...

30 posted on 01/30/2013 5:58:14 PM PST by Eric in the Ozarks (In the game of life, there are no betting limits)
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To: Eleutheria5

Sabatoge rumors aside, this may also have been the result of the design done by those considered “politically reliable” rather than technically competent.


31 posted on 01/30/2013 6:07:24 PM PST by Fred Hayek (The Democratic Party is the operational wing of CPUSA.)
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To: Eleutheria5

It’s like there’s a little black cloud hanging over their heads.


32 posted on 01/30/2013 6:15:59 PM PST by DManA
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To: fso301

Thanks for that post! I was hoping it would appear, after I read the article, and I’m not disappointed.


33 posted on 01/30/2013 6:26:09 PM PST by Old Grumpy
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To: Eleutheria5

They didn’t happen to get a green loan from Obama’s Dept of Energy did they?


34 posted on 01/30/2013 6:31:59 PM PST by abishai
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To: Former Proud Canadian

Great observation! I think it plausible that the sh!t is hitting the fan and we are being fed luke warm BS like frogs in a pot that’s getting hotter.

And not just on this subject.


35 posted on 01/30/2013 6:47:57 PM PST by 23 Everest (When seconds count. The police are just 23 minutes away. 831 Bonnie)
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To: 23 Everest

Thanks. Notice the MSM isn’t really reporting the attacks and the sinking. They are really trying to discredit the Fordow story. WND is out there almost alone on that one.


36 posted on 01/30/2013 7:38:07 PM PST by Former Proud Canadian (Obamanomics-We don't need your stinking tar sands oil, we'll just grow algae.)
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To: fight_truth_decay

37 posted on 01/30/2013 8:52:58 PM PST by Yehuda
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To: Eleutheria5

Is ozero’s epa going to fine every day it is underwater?


38 posted on 01/30/2013 11:20:32 PM PST by US_MilitaryRules (Unnngh! To many PDS people!)
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To: Former Proud Canadian

There’s always a war on. Leonard Cohen even said so:

“There’s a war between the ones who say that there’s a war
And the ones who say there isn’t.”

But this is just shaping space, as you say. When I hear the sounds of distant explosions coming up through the ground, as I have once or twice when they were bombarding Ber Sheva, for several days running, then I’ll know that it’s begun.


39 posted on 01/30/2013 11:20:40 PM PST by Eleutheria5 (End the occupation. Annex today.)
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To: Eleutheria5

$40 million doesn’t sound like much money.

A quick search found that BP’s HORIZON PLATFORM (with the blowout) was built in 2001 for a cost of $350 million, with an estimate of $700 million upwards to rebuild today.

Sounds like the Iranians put a 20,000 pound water well on a pontoon boat rated for 12 people.


40 posted on 01/30/2013 11:39:53 PM PST by 21twelve ("We've got the guns, and we got the numbers" adapted and revised from Jim M.)
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To: Eleutheria5

$40 million doesn’t sound like much money.

A quick search found that BP’s HORIZON PLATFORM (with the blowout) was built in 2001 for a cost of $350 million, with an estimate of $700 million upwards to rebuild today.

Sounds like the Iranians put a 20,000 pound water well on a pontoon boat rated for 12 people.


41 posted on 01/30/2013 11:48:12 PM PST by 21twelve ("We've got the guns, and we got the numbers" adapted and revised from Jim M.)
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To: Eleutheria5
Visualize Bob Dylan. “Somebody must get stoned.”
42 posted on 02/02/2013 1:41:34 AM PST by tdscpa
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To: 21twelve

These third world cretins don’t know how to waste money, unless it’s foreign aid.


43 posted on 02/02/2013 9:59:47 AM PST by Eleutheria5 (End the occupation. Annex today.)
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To: Eleutheria5

Nasri: “Achmed, is the plug in?”

Achmed: “What plug?”


44 posted on 02/02/2013 10:25:33 AM PST by exit82 ("The Taliban is on the inside of the building" E. Nordstrom 10-10-12)
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To: Dan(9698)

Oh, man, I posted #44 before I saw your Achmed post.

GMTA.


45 posted on 02/02/2013 10:28:26 AM PST by exit82 ("The Taliban is on the inside of the building" E. Nordstrom 10-10-12)
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To: Eleutheria5

What do you mean it sank? I did not give it authorization to sink.

46 posted on 02/02/2013 10:34:59 AM PST by Stonewall Jackson (Molon Labe!)
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To: Secret Agent Man
...maybe it’s really a secret new iranian submarine.

Bridge - Sonar, "Torp in the water!"

Bridge, "Oops, I push wrong button."

47 posted on 02/02/2013 10:41:33 AM PST by stboz
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