Thursday, March 12, 2009
Lost Rig Resolved in Tanker Crash
Tanker pumps oil from sinking tanker successfuly preventing any oil spillage.
A 900-foot Norwegian tanker filled with crude oil smashed into a missing jackup oil rig (see definition here) which had been missing since Hurricane Ike tore it loose and sunk it in the Gulf of Mexico. The tanker was damaged, but its double hull prevented an oil spill and no one was injured.