Monday, April 26, 2010

Louisiana Oil Rig Disaster - Offshore Drilling Unit Sunk and Leaking

On April 24, 2010, the unified command for the Deepwater Horizon Explosion Response announced that the Mobile Offshore Drilling Unit had capsized and was lying on the sea floor approximately 1500 feet northwest of the well site.

Remotely Operated Vehicles located two places where oil is leaking from the well pipe and estimates indicate that up to 1,000 barrels of oil a day could be leaking into the water approximately 5,000 feet below the surface.

The unified command consists of the Coast Guard and Mineral Management Service, in collaboration with BP, the responsible party.

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