Skip to comments.Iranian $40 Million Platform Unit Sinks In Gulf
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 regimes 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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All’swell that ends well.....
I would guess that they could answer the question “Did you build that yourself?” in the affirmative.
Guess it’s salvage operation time, or they’re going to have one heck of a nice barrier reef!
It is either the Jew’s or Bush’s fault...
Mosad sent a posse of sharks to scuttle it.
How many Iranian Revolutionary Guards became Shark Bait?
Thirty months to build and only minutes to sink.
I predict heads are gonna roll over this one. Literally!
And you would think we would have video of that. I would certainly make for a pop corn eat in’ good time!
Those boys should have been doing their homework instead of hitting the clubs when they were studying at US universities...
Shiite’s been happening to them a lot these days. Sabotage? Only Allah knows and he’s been mum.
SANDRA vowed to use more FLEX SEAL in their next building project.
Nah, homework's for infidels...
“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.
Matt Stone and Trey Parker sent Team America to put a hurt on South Pars.