Thursday, September 2, 2010

Continuing Gulf Problems

The environmental and economic problems the USA has been experiencing in the Gulf of Mexico continued today with another oil rig explosion. The Mariner Energy rig off the coast of Louisiana is about 200 miles west of the British Petroleum rig that caused massive leakage this year. The 13 rig crew members donned "gumby" suits and huddled together in the water until rescued by the Coast Guard.

gumby survival suit, Dillingham, United States
This travel blog photo's source is TravelPod page: Gumby survival suit, Dillingham, United States


Matt G said...

Heh. That may be the right kind of "Gumby Suit," but it shore 'nuff ain't Louisiana, in the background.

charlotte g said...

Whatever. I've decided to buy me some Gulf seafood and see how it all turns out. I may even feed it to my family. And Matt's right about the location. Peace.

Old NFO said...

And the media 'claimed' there was a one mile long slick, except that the Coasties saw NOTHING when they responded. At least everyone got off safely!