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Old 07-17-2017, 12:28 PM   #1
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Default Oil rig off the coast of Old Bahama Bay

Friend just spent a week at OBB and said he saw a massive oil rig off the coast.

He said it was scheduled to be used somewhere over there as they have found oil. It appears they will begin to drill test wells in the near future.

Is this true?

If so that thing will hold a bunch of life.
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I remember 4-5 years ago a rig stalled somewhere over there lots of people lost their minds. Had a few friends over there 3 weeks ago and no mention of it. Maybe it's just passing by?
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Grand Bahama Shipyard is located in Freeport where they service such ships and have the proper drydock facilities... here's an example:

http://www.marinelog.com/index.php?o...ule&Itemid=223

I'm pretty sure that's what your seeing...
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This is the only thing I could find...

http://www.offshore-mag.com/articles...parations.html
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It wasn't docked at a port. I thought he said he saw it about 20 miles out from OBB and it was stationary.
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It wasn't docked at a port. I thought he said he saw it about 20 miles out from OBB and it was stationary.
20 mike in which direction?
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Did it look like the attached? On June 9th we saw this about 10 miles or so off Freeport as we were running from OBB to the channel to do some tuna fishing.

We thought we were seeing things. Ended up keeping our distance because it looked like it was being towed/tugged but obviously we were intrigued by the possible of what it could hold.
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Just shedding light on the subject here and the attached photo... remember, without a derrick a rig cannot drill anything Also, there are many classes of semi submersible vessels and not all are "oil rigs"... BTW any and all vessels have to standby outside the shipyard until cleared by customs/pilots are onboard/fees are paid up... It isnt like pulling up to Circle K for a top off on fuel...
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Smaller one is abandoned immediately south of Grand cay, that was drifting around for a while before collapsing a couple legs where it is now. I've never seen a rig like that in the shipyard, mostly they do cruise ships, it is owned by Carnival/Holland America/princess etc. (the lines with common ownership)
Last Government was issuing exploratory licenses, supposed to be oil under them thar banks!
Subject has ben quiet for a couple years now, so who knows.
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Old 07-20-2017, 11:55 AM   #12
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I was at OBB from the 7th to the 11th and saw that thing in the far distance to the southwest. Thought it was a barge going into Freeport but it must have been this. Semi confirmed that it's there. Probably a home run for pelagics
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