Wednesday, January 2, 2013

Oil rigs in rough seas

While we support the search of northern oil for the benefit of the world, we have to understand just how tough that can be and the risks involved.

So, here is a current story of the perils of oil exploration in the northern waters. Its  a story that is unfolding right this minute just outside island that has experienced the severe side effect of the Exxon Valdez oil spill back in 1989.

Check out the story at

As the Yahoo article writers from London/Anchorage state: "They paint a frightening picture of the 28,000-tonne, saucer-shaped rig being thrust toward the shore on waves up to 35 feet high driven by winds up to 62 mph, pulling its main towing vessel, the Aiviq, and a tug, the Alert, behind it."

(PS We told you our seas can be rough!)

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