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     Saturday Mar 17 12:45 PM

There were three powerful explosions on this Brazilian oil rig, killing as many as ten. If the photo doesn't do it justice, consider that the rig is 40 stories high.

  Saturday Mar 17 07:14 PM

Re: 3/17: Listing oil rig

This would be the world's largest oil rig. I don't know that is was Brazilian but it is in Brazilian waters. However where is all the smoke?

  Sunday Mar 18 09:49 PM

You sure this isn't a clip from a Bond movie?

  Monday Mar 19 11:04 AM

Can't be a Bond clip. There's no small plane flying out from the secret hangar that's underwater.


  Wednesday Mar 21 01:47 PM

It's my day for followup pictures. Here are shots of (left, top) the partly sinking rig, (left bottom) the mostly sunken rig, and then (right) the entirely sunk rig. It was in fact owned by a Brazilian company.

  Wednesday Mar 21 08:53 PM

Re: 3/17: Listing oil rig

Why is our ocean not that blue?

  Thursday Mar 22 11:15 AM

Tourists don't come to see it.


  Thursday Mar 22 09:08 PM

Re: Re: 3/17: Listing oil rig

Originally posted by tw
Why is our ocean not that blue?
If that oil rig continues to leak, their ocean will look just as gray as New Jersey's.

  Thursday Mar 22 10:37 PM

The Irish Sea, please. Jersey's ocean is artificially gray and bleak. The Irish have a naturally stony-gray sea.

Give credit where it's due.


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