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Jfor
09-02-2010, 12:08 PM
Up on Drudge right now. Slow loading!
http://www.wafb.com/Global/story.asp?S=13089364

VERMILION BAY, LA (WAFB) - The Coast Guard is responding to another oil rig explosion in the Gulf of Mexico.

According to the Coast Guard, 13 people were onboard when it exploded and caught fire Thursday morning.

Everyone is accounted for. Officials are reporting one injury.

The injured worker is being taken to Terrebonne General Medical Center in Houma.

The other workers are in the water in immersion suits.

The rig is located about 90 miles south of Vermilion Bay.

Rescue choppers from New Orleans and Houston are responding.

The explosion happened around 9:30 a.m. and as of 10:30 a.m. it was still on fire.

Coast Guard officials said they do not yet know if there is any type of leak associated with this explosion.

They said there are reports it was not actively producing product, but they will investigate whether there is any type of environmental impact.

The rig is known as "Vermilion 398."

The rig is owned by Mariner Energy, which is based in Houston.

The company has an office in Lafayette.

Jfor
09-02-2010, 12:09 PM
Something seems fishy to me here. A second oil rig explodes? This one was not even producing product?

jediab
09-02-2010, 01:17 PM
At least so far there aren't any deaths. That's a good sign. Any idea yet of how big the explosion?

NJCardFan
09-02-2010, 01:25 PM
I've said from day one that the BP explosion was sabotage. Perhaps this one as well. As yesterday has shown, greenies aren't above using explosives.

PoliCon
09-02-2010, 02:09 PM
October surprise?

Jfor
09-02-2010, 03:03 PM
It all just seems too convenient.

NJCardFan
09-02-2010, 03:16 PM
October surprise?

Would be one hell of an October surprise in September.

Constitutionally Speaking
09-02-2010, 03:25 PM
I've said from day one that the BP explosion was sabotage. Perhaps this one as well. As yesterday has shown, greenies aren't above using explosives.


Decades of no troubles then all of a sudden two in the same year that Obama is trying to push through the climate change bills???

NOOOOO there COULDN"T be any connections. The left has NEVER used sabotage to achieve their political goals before! :confused:

Oh.

They have??? :eek:


Nevermind.


:mad:

lacarnut
09-02-2010, 04:26 PM
No explosion ....just a fire....Once again, the media jumps the gun that a fire must ====l explosion..Workers were sandblasting and painting...they are all safe

Apache
09-02-2010, 04:50 PM
No explosion ....just a fire....Once again, the media jumps the gun that a fire must ====l explosion..Workers were sandblasting and painting...they are all safe

Static electricity can be nasty stuff... :eek:

PoliCon
09-02-2010, 06:16 PM
Would be one hell of an October surprise in September.

We're talking about The dems.

NJCardFan
09-02-2010, 06:54 PM
We're talking about The dems.

Touche.

Odysseus
09-03-2010, 01:49 PM
Let's not get too paranoid. We're not DU/

AmPat
09-03-2010, 02:26 PM
Static electricity can be nasty stuff... :eek:

So can moose bites.:D

Odysseus
09-03-2010, 02:31 PM
So can moose bites.:D

The person responsible for the credits has been sacked. :D

hazlnut
09-04-2010, 09:15 PM
You firing the MMS and rehiring would take all of what.... 10 - 15 days. I mean, if we made it priority.

Big Guy
09-04-2010, 10:28 PM
Let's not get too paranoid. We're not DU/

Being a litte paranoid is a good thing, some times they ARE watching you. :D

PoliCon
09-05-2010, 12:03 AM
Let's not get too paranoid. We're not DU/

It's only paranoia if it isn't true. :p

Odysseus
09-05-2010, 02:57 PM
You firing the MMS and rehiring would take all of what.... 10 - 15 days. I mean, if we made it priority.

This is what we call a "non-sequitur."

AmPat
09-05-2010, 05:06 PM
You firing the MMS and rehiring would take all of what.... 10 - 15 days. I mean, if we made it priority.

I have a question: Why are you libs so scared of Sarah Palin? Here's another; If Couric and you were SOOOOO concerned what Sarah reads, what does Joe the plagiarizer or O Blah Blah the Socialist read?:rolleyes: