HomeLatest ThreadsGreatest ThreadsForums & GroupsMy SubscriptionsMy Posts
DU Home » Latest Threads » Forums & Groups » Main » Latest Breaking News (Forum) » Report Two Dead, Two Miss...
Introducing Discussionist: A new forum by the creators of DU

Fri Nov 16, 2012, 11:09 AM

Report Two Dead, Two Missing in Gulf Platform Explosion

Source: WLTV

Breaking News‏@BreakingNews

US Coast Guard in New Orleans reports offshore platform is burning in the Gulf of Mexico - @WWLTV http://bit.ly/T6pKIR


Report two dead, two missing in Gulf platform explosion

wwltv.com

Posted on November 16, 2012 at 9:48 AM
Updated today at 10:06 AM


OFF THE GULF COAST - KHOU-TV says that two people are dead and two people are missing after an explosion at a platform in the Gulf of Mexico.

The U.S. Coast Guard confirms there is an offshore platform burning in the Gulf of Mexico in the area of West Delta Block 32.



Read more: http://www.wwltv.com/news/Coast-Guard-reports-offshore-platform-burning-in-Gulf-of-Mexico-179665361.html

36 replies, 5094 views

Reply to this thread

Back to top Alert abuse

Always highlight: 10 newest replies | Replies posted after I mark a forum
Replies to this discussion thread
Arrow 36 replies Author Time Post
Reply Report Two Dead, Two Missing in Gulf Platform Explosion (Original post)
Hissyspit Nov 2012 OP
MgtPA Nov 2012 #1
Pharaoh Nov 2012 #2
PatrynXX Nov 2012 #6
dixiegrrrrl Nov 2012 #22
xchrom Nov 2012 #3
valerief Nov 2012 #4
nc4bo Nov 2012 #20
sheshe2 Nov 2012 #34
MynameisBlarney Nov 2012 #5
hrmjustin Nov 2012 #7
xchrom Nov 2012 #8
yellowcanine Nov 2012 #11
femrap Nov 2012 #14
nc4bo Nov 2012 #18
Hydra Nov 2012 #30
femrap Nov 2012 #35
MrMickeysMom Nov 2012 #9
Klukie Nov 2012 #10
bluedigger Nov 2012 #12
MightyAfrodite Nov 2012 #21
Lint Head Nov 2012 #13
AAO Nov 2012 #33
DonCoquixote Nov 2012 #15
Comrade_McKenzie Nov 2012 #16
DonCoquixote Nov 2012 #17
Arugula Latte Nov 2012 #19
oswaldactedalone Nov 2012 #23
alp227 Nov 2012 #24
Rhiannon12866 Nov 2012 #25
durablend Nov 2012 #26
Zen Democrat Nov 2012 #27
Hydra Nov 2012 #31
dixiegrrrrl Nov 2012 #32
Rhiannon12866 Nov 2012 #28
Posteritatis Nov 2012 #29
MountainLaurel Nov 2012 #36

Response to Hissyspit (Original post)

Fri Nov 16, 2012, 11:10 AM

1. Here we go again.

Reply to this post

Back to top Alert abuse Link here Permalink


Response to Hissyspit (Original post)

Fri Nov 16, 2012, 11:11 AM

2. Fuck! Not again

BP?

Reply to this post

Back to top Alert abuse Link here Permalink


Response to Pharaoh (Reply #2)

Fri Nov 16, 2012, 11:14 AM

6. fuck...

notice how everyone has one word that pops to mind. only word that comes to mind. burning platform after BP gets slap on wrist.

Reply to this post

Back to top Alert abuse Link here Permalink


Response to Pharaoh (Reply #2)

Fri Nov 16, 2012, 11:51 AM

22. Not BP....independent company.

According to the Coast Guard, the fire was the result of an explosion at the "West Delta 32" owned by Black Elk Energry, an independent oil and gas company located in Houston, Texas.

A parish officials says the rig is not drilling at a deepwater site like the Macondo well that blew out in 2010.

http://rt.com/news/oil-fire-gulf-mexico-889/

No apparent learning curve, it seems.

Reply to this post

Back to top Alert abuse Link here Permalink


Response to Hissyspit (Original post)

Fri Nov 16, 2012, 11:12 AM

3. fuck. nt

Reply to this post

Back to top Alert abuse Link here Permalink


Response to Hissyspit (Original post)

Fri Nov 16, 2012, 11:12 AM

4. I suppose the cause is due to more "cost-cutting measures" by the oil co or one of its contractors.

Why spend a little extra safety money when all you lose are people? People are disposable.

Reply to this post

Back to top Alert abuse Link here Permalink


Response to valerief (Reply #4)

Fri Nov 16, 2012, 11:44 AM

20. Has there been any new R&D and implementation for oil clean-up yet? Last I heard it was stuck in

the 70's.

Reply to this post

Back to top Alert abuse Link here Permalink


Response to valerief (Reply #4)

Fri Nov 16, 2012, 06:23 PM

34. and Deregulation! n/t

Reply to this post

Back to top Alert abuse Link here Permalink


Response to Hissyspit (Original post)

Fri Nov 16, 2012, 11:12 AM

5. OMG!

I hope they get this shit contained fast!

Reply to this post

Back to top Alert abuse Link here Permalink


Response to Hissyspit (Original post)

Fri Nov 16, 2012, 11:14 AM

7. Oh lord not again!

I hope this is contained.

Reply to this post

Back to top Alert abuse Link here Permalink


Response to Hissyspit (Original post)

Fri Nov 16, 2012, 11:17 AM

8. from the ap

http://hosted.ap.org/dynamic/stories/U/US_GULF_RIG_FIRE?SITE=AP&SECTION=HOME&TEMPLATE=DEFAULT&CTIME=2012-11-16-11-11-21

COAST GUARD: FIRE ON OIL RIG IN GULF OF MEXICO

WEST COTE BLANCHE, La. (AP) -- Coast Guard officials say they are investigating a fire at an oil drilling platform off the coast of Louisiana.

A parish officials says the rig is not drilling at a deepwater site like the Macondo well that blew out in 2010. That blowout led to an explosion that killed 11 workers and led to the worst offshore oil spill in U.S. history.

Jefferson Parish Councilman Chris Roberts tells WWL-TV that the platform is a shallow water platform in the Gulf of Mexico. It is near West Cote Blanche Bay, south of New Iberia on the south-central Louisiana coast.

The Coast Guard says it has activated a command center to investigate the fire.

Reply to this post

Back to top Alert abuse Link here Permalink


Response to xchrom (Reply #8)

Fri Nov 16, 2012, 11:31 AM

11. Shallow water should be good news but who knows?

These things seem so unpredictable. Hopefully the anti spill mechanisms were in place and are working.

Reply to this post

Back to top Alert abuse Link here Permalink


Response to xchrom (Reply #8)

Fri Nov 16, 2012, 11:33 AM

14. I wonder how

 

the Oil Boyz define shallow vs. deepwater?

After the BP explosion, I saw a map of the GoM and all the oil rigs. I had no idea that the Gulf is filled with them. And as they age, the materials have to degrade resulting in more accidents...wouldn't that be a realistic assumption?

I'm no Oil Boy, but just who is overseeing that these rigs are maintained and when they should be capped? And how the hell do you cap them FOREVER?

It all comes down to Oil Jobs vs. Mother Earth. If fracking destroys our water supply and drilling for oil offshore leads to no fish, just WTF are we doing? Employing people to kill everyone in the future?

I'm sick of fossil fuels...there has to be a method to drive a car and heat a house that doesn't use them.

Reply to this post

Back to top Alert abuse Link here Permalink


Response to femrap (Reply #14)

Fri Nov 16, 2012, 11:42 AM

18. Righteous rant.

Here we go again......

Reply to this post

Back to top Alert abuse Link here Permalink


Response to femrap (Reply #14)

Fri Nov 16, 2012, 03:20 PM

30. Spot on

And I'd throw nukes in there as well.

The idea that we can't have safe, renewable and clean energy without breaking the bank is ludicrous- we're paying in blood for this stuff.

Reply to this post

Back to top Alert abuse Link here Permalink


Response to Hydra (Reply #30)

Fri Nov 16, 2012, 08:00 PM

35. I was just

 

saying the other day that I bet the dudes on the Manhattan Project were filled with guilt.

And the General Electric design of a nuclear plant...keeping the old fuel rods at the plant. Lots of engineers/scientists quit in the '70's when they were being designed and built.

Mother Nature is pissed and I don't think we've seen anything yet. She will have the final word.

Reply to this post

Back to top Alert abuse Link here Permalink


Response to Hissyspit (Original post)

Fri Nov 16, 2012, 11:19 AM

9. How many years later will we wait...

... for a "manslaughter" charge?

Reply to this post

Back to top Alert abuse Link here Permalink


Response to Hissyspit (Original post)

Fri Nov 16, 2012, 11:25 AM

10. In related news....BP to pay $4-billion criminal fine in Deepwater Horizon spill

By Bettina Boxall and Ronald D. White, Los Angeles Times
November 15, 2012, 7:05 p.m.
Laying the blame for the deaths of 11 oil rig workers in the Deepwater Horizon explosion and Gulf of Mexico spill on BP, federal prosecutors announced Thursday that two BP supervisors had been charged with manslaughter and the company would pay a $4-billion criminal fine, the largest in U.S. history.

"Those deaths were in fact unnecessary," Atty. Gen. Eric H. Holder Jr. said in New Orleans, adding that the federal investigation continued into the 2010 disaster and the nation's biggest offshore oil spill. "Our work is far from over."

The charges, contained in a criminal settlement with BP and an indictment handed down by a federal grand jury, paint a picture of a corporation that placed "profit over prudence," said Assistant Atty. Gen. Lanny Breuer.

Not only did the BP supervisors on board the rig the night of the explosion fail to take steps to prevent the blowout when they realized they were losing control of the deep-sea well, company executive David I. Rainey later lied to Congress about the size and severity of the spill, prosecutors said.

http://www.latimes.com/news/nationworld/nation/la-na-bp-settlement-20121116,0,7055032.story

Reply to this post

Back to top Alert abuse Link here Permalink


Response to Hissyspit (Original post)

Fri Nov 16, 2012, 11:32 AM

12. Well, the good news is that it's a shallow water platform.

That could be the difference between "tragic accident" and "environmental disaster redux".

Reply to this post

Back to top Alert abuse Link here Permalink


Response to bluedigger (Reply #12)

Fri Nov 16, 2012, 11:45 AM

21. Thank goodness!!

Reply to this post

Back to top Alert abuse Link here Permalink


Response to Hissyspit (Original post)

Fri Nov 16, 2012, 11:32 AM

13. We are committing aggravated assault to our oceans all over the world.

Mankind is destroying itself. We deserve the fate we receive if we do not make our politicians hold the mega corporations and individuals accountable for our environment. There are gigantic plastic islands, slime and oxygen sucking chemicals floating around with the currents. The oil companies don't give a rats ass about the environment as proven by the BP criminal actions and legal judgements.

Reply to this post

Back to top Alert abuse Link here Permalink


Response to Lint Head (Reply #13)

Fri Nov 16, 2012, 03:52 PM

33. Just a subset of mankind is destroying mankind. Mainly corporations and politicians.

 

Reply to this post

Back to top Alert abuse Link here Permalink


Response to Hissyspit (Original post)

Fri Nov 16, 2012, 11:35 AM

15. Let's not forget

Oilprices got lower, and we cannot have that at all, can we? How much ya wanna bet this sort of thing is a "November surprise" to make Obama look bad.

Reply to this post

Back to top Alert abuse Link here Permalink


Response to Hissyspit (Original post)

Fri Nov 16, 2012, 11:37 AM

16. WWL-TV: US Coast Guard does not suspect oil rig fire in the Gulf of Mexico will produce a spill. nt

 

Reply to this post

Back to top Alert abuse Link here Permalink


Response to Hissyspit (Original post)

Fri Nov 16, 2012, 11:37 AM

17. and let's not forget

This happened in Louisiana, AGAIN, the land where so called democrat Mary Landrieu will kiss Oilmen's feet, no matter how many people die in her State. And sure enough, the current will carry it to Florida, where the GOP has NOT made the connection between their love of offshore oil wells, and the fact that Florida turned blue for two straight elections.

Reply to this post

Back to top Alert abuse Link here Permalink


Response to Hissyspit (Original post)

Fri Nov 16, 2012, 11:44 AM

19. God.Dammit.

Reply to this post

Back to top Alert abuse Link here Permalink


Response to Hissyspit (Original post)

Fri Nov 16, 2012, 11:59 AM

23. Let me add a

"fuck" to the chorus.

Reply to this post

Back to top Alert abuse Link here Permalink


Response to Hissyspit (Original post)

Fri Nov 16, 2012, 12:09 PM

24. Wow the day after the BP fine???

Reply to this post

Back to top Alert abuse Link here Permalink


Response to alp227 (Reply #24)

Fri Nov 16, 2012, 12:39 PM

25. Exactly!

Reply to this post

Back to top Alert abuse Link here Permalink


Response to alp227 (Reply #24)

Fri Nov 16, 2012, 12:42 PM

26. Awful conveeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeenient, isn't it? n/t

Reply to this post

Back to top Alert abuse Link here Permalink


Response to Hissyspit (Original post)

Fri Nov 16, 2012, 12:46 PM

27. Black Elk is headed by John Hoffman, who left BP to start this offshore operation.

Reply to this post

Back to top Alert abuse Link here Permalink


Response to Zen Democrat (Reply #27)

Fri Nov 16, 2012, 03:23 PM

31. lmao

Same shit, different day. Thanks for posting the link to what we were all wondering if it was exactly the same thing again.

Reply to this post

Back to top Alert abuse Link here Permalink


Response to Zen Democrat (Reply #27)

Fri Nov 16, 2012, 03:25 PM

32. Nice find there!!!

Ex BP oil man blows up oil platform. Headlines write themselves.

Reply to this post

Back to top Alert abuse Link here Permalink


Response to Hissyspit (Original post)

Fri Nov 16, 2012, 01:10 PM

28. CNN TV just reported that a worker attempted to cut the wrong pipe, causing the explosion

And four were medivac'd by helicopter.

Reply to this post

Back to top Alert abuse Link here Permalink


Response to Rhiannon12866 (Reply #28)

Fri Nov 16, 2012, 01:19 PM

29. Yeeeow. (nt)

Reply to this post

Back to top Alert abuse Link here Permalink


Response to Hissyspit (Original post)

Sat Nov 17, 2012, 01:47 PM

36. Company paid $300K fine 2 months ago

Reply to this post

Back to top Alert abuse Link here Permalink

Reply to this thread