Deepwater Horizon

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Cool pictures of the Deepwater Horizon oil rig burning in the gulf.

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Deepwater Horizon

  1. 1. A sister rig, the Nautilus, being transported on a Heavy-Lift vessel L and R, the Deepwater Horizon on location in better days
  2. 2. Taken shortly after the rig caught fire – the mast is still there
  3. 3. The drilling mast has toppled over here – they usually melt pretty fast when fire breaks out
  4. 4. Support vessels using their fire fighting gear to cool the rig
  5. 5. From about 10 miles away – dawn of Day 1
  6. 6. Support vessels using their fire fighting gear to cool the rig – note the list developing
  7. 7. About noon Day 1 – List is pronounced now
  8. 8. From a satellite, overhead
  9. 9. Early morning Day 2 – Note the hole burned through the aluminum helideck
  10. 10. Day 2, morning – settling quite low in the water now – fuel and oil slick forming

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