Go Back  The Hull Truth - Boating and Fishing Forum > BOATING FORUMS > Dockside Chat
Reload this Page >

The jaws of life just opened the pipe and oil is spewing

Notices

The jaws of life just opened the pipe and oil is spewing

Old 06-01-2010, 06:19 PM
  #1  
Senior Member
Thread Starter
 
Join Date: May 2010
Posts: 461
Default The jaws of life just opened the pipe and oil is spewing

Does anyone know what is going on now with BP. I saw what looked to be the jaws of life just sitting on a pipe now it is gushing oil. I hope that is a good thing to stop the leak. Updates?

http://www.bp.com/liveassets/bp_inte...ov_stream.html
A_Salt_Weapon is offline  
Old 06-01-2010, 06:25 PM
  #2  
Senior MemberCaptains Club Member
 
Join Date: Jul 2006
Location: AL
Posts: 189
Default

BP's web site has a pretty good explanation. They are cutting the riser closer to the BOP. The section of the riser still attached to the BOP has a cable harness on it attached to the surface taking the load. I assume they are doing this so that when the cut the riser at the top of the BOP using the diamond wire, the riser doesn't sheer off and give a ragged surface. They need a true surface to seal the LMRP cap.

Looks like they just severed the pipe.
emaier is offline  
Old 06-01-2010, 06:31 PM
  #3  
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Jan 2008
Location: Central Florida
Posts: 3,595
Default

Oh, man.....

I guess they had to do that to implement the CAP.......
Ranger88 is offline  
Old 06-01-2010, 06:34 PM
  #4  
Admirals Club Admiral's Club Member
 
Join Date: Jun 2002
Location: Captains Cove, VA
Posts: 810
Default

Looks like they could have crimped it nearly shut with that thing?
Airslot is offline  
Old 06-05-2010, 06:39 AM
  #5  
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Jun 2009
Location: Solomons, Maryland / Now just visiting Marathon
Posts: 4,801
Default

Yeah, check the main thread, I post good updates when I have them.
http://www.thehulltruth.com/dockside...oitics-56.html

Also, check the Deepwater site:
http://www.deepwaterhorizonresponse.com/go/site/2931/
Steve_250 is offline  

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are On
Refbacks are Off


Thread Tools
Search this Thread

Contact Us - Archive - Advertising - Cookie Policy - Privacy Statement - Terms of Service

Copyright © 2018 MH Sub I, LLC dba Internet Brands. All rights reserved. Use of this site indicates your consent to the Terms of Use.