Monday, May 3, 2010

Gulf Oil Spill - Blowout Preventer and Swordfish

Plan A for BP and the Gulf oil spill was a multi ton blowout preventer. This high tech piece of equipment was meant to shut off oil from the well head some 5000 feet under the surface under a variety of circumstances.

That has failed.

Plan B is a massive clean up lasting for the next two decades.

Here's what a similar high tech piece of equipment looks like on the sea bed, and yes, that is a swordfish being rescued from the rig.

Amazing video:

1 comment:

Shore Shark said...

where do you get this stuff?