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Old 03-06-2010, 22:57   #16
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If you want an up to date blow by blow of whats happening on all fronts, I suggest you latch on to this forum, check out the breaking news sub forum and hang on to your hat. Its a wild ride. We have about 40 hardcore people watching this stuff 24/7 including one fellow who is out on a skimmer at the moment, and another who lives on Dauphin Island and is posting photos to the forum and his flicker page.

I warn you, its a pretty blunt crowd who see whats going on and are furious so the language gets a bit rough.

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I'm getting ready to head out tomorrow for a week to the rig to do an inspection job via an atmospheric dive. I'll report what I can when I get back. A friend of mine is the contracting consultant for this disaster. As far as I know the team is doing everything they can do humanly possible to fix this shitshow. The rigs in the Gulf are pretty well maintained for the most part. If you think about all the offshore rigs in the world and the occurrence of these type of disasters you'll gather that this is a very rare incident.
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Old 11-06-2010, 14:51   #19
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I find it funny that it is called "oil spill" every where. It sounds like some one in the BP oil platform kicked a bucket of oil to water by an accident. To my ears "oil catastrophe" sounds much better and adequate.
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Old 11-06-2010, 15:38   #20
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Here in Ocean Springs,MS , the oil is washing up on our barrier islands in the form of the emulsified "snot" and tar balls .
Shrimping is still allowed North of the barrier islands as long as the tests show they are clean.
To date, aprox 119 turtles have washed ashore .
It looks as though the Pelicans and Great Blue Herrons are not as plentiful either.
I think they just went somewhere else though. [I would]
A friend of mine on the Alabama coast informed me that Perdido Pass is only open to boat traffic on an out going tide .
The pass is boomed shut otherwise .
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If you want an up to date blow by blow of whats happening on all fronts, I suggest you latch on to this forum, check out the breaking news sub forum and hang on to your hat. Its a wild ride. We have about 40 hardcore people watching this stuff 24/7 including one fellow who is out on a skimmer at the moment, and another who lives on Dauphin Island and is posting photos to the forum and his flicker page.

I warn you, its a pretty blunt crowd who see whats going on and are furious so the language gets a bit rough.

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40 per cent of BP's shares are owned by Brit's, 39 per cent are owned by Americans.
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Old 12-06-2010, 16:41   #23
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40 per cent of BP's shares are owned by Brit's, 39 per cent are owned by Americans.
I'm un-sure what this has to do with first hand reporting of the spill .
The Gulf and it's inhabitants ,above sea level and below, are not concerned with ownership percentages ,they just want to know when it will stop.
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We are crossing Mobile Bay as I am writing this. We are returning from the Exuma's to Texas. We reached Destin on Friday, Pensacola yesterday and are probably going to stop at Dauphin Island tonight and finish the Bay crossing tomorrow. When we approach Pensacola Harbor yesterday there were Coast Guard ship with booms ready. I don't know if they were on "standby" or if they intend to block the entrance when the tide is coming in ( I've heard that but only on this forum) We were going to anchor at a place in Orange Beach last night but was turned away. We spent the night at Pirates Cove and talked to two couple that had come that day from Mobile Bay and said he saw one oil slick the size of a coffee table. We are approaching Dauphin Island and have not seen any oil. They have boomed off a few inlets at the mouth of Bon Seour Bay but the intracoastal is open. Hope this helps.

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We are crossing Mobile Bay as I am writing this. We are returning from the Exuma's to Texas. We reached Destin on Friday, Pensacola yesterday and are probably going to stop at Dauphin Island tonight and finish the Bay crossing tomorrow. When we approach Pensacola Harbor yesterday there were Coast Guard ship with booms ready. I don't know if they were on "standby" or if they intend to block the entrance when the tide is coming in ( I've heard that but only on this forum) We were going to anchor at a place in Orange Beach last night but was turned away. We spent the night at Pirates Cove and talked to two couple that had come that day from Mobile Bay and said he saw one oil slick the size of a coffee table. We are approaching Dauphin Island and have not seen any oil. They have boomed off a few inlets at the mouth of Bon Seour Bay but the intracoastal is open. Hope this helps.

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Rusty and Linda, We have a web page dedicated to first hand information on the spill instead of the media sensationalizing we are bombarded with. Would you mind if we use your report. I am prohibited from posting the web page here, but will provide it to you personally if you would like to see it first. Thanks.
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We hit oil in the Mississippi Sound

We hit oil at N30 15.215 x W88 23.94. We are at N30 14.933 X W88 29.022 and we do not see oil but we feel it is because a barrier island is protecting us. We are going to Horn Island for the night. Please feel free to use any information that may help. We had such a hard time getting information when we started home from the Exumas. We really didn't quite know what to expect. We just need to get home to Texas. The oil is streaking threads about 6 ft to 15ft apart. It is not heavy. Rusty would guess about 10% coverage.

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Thanks very much for the update .
You are due south of me now.
I was just heading to type a message to you ,to let you know Point Cadet Marina and Ocean Springs Harbor were open .[as of yesterday] and to see if you needed anything , I would be glad to pick it up for you and meet you at the dock.
Horn Island is a great place to anchor as well , a truly beautiful, private location .
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We hit oil at N30 15.215 x W88 23.94. We are at N30 14.933 X W88 29.022 and we do not see oil but we feel it is because a barrier island is protecting us. We are going to Horn Island for the night. Please feel free to use any information that may help. We had such a hard time getting information when we started home from the Exumas. We really didn't quite know what to expect. We just need to get home to Texas. The oil is streaking threads about 6 ft to 15ft apart. It is not heavy. Rusty would guess about 10% coverage.

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Waterwayguy, fantastic oil spill info site, it is the best I have seen. Thank you for all the hard work.
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Waterwayguy, fantastic oil spill info site, it is the best I have seen. Thank you for all the hard work.
Indeed - thanks Chuck!

I don't think you'd be prohibited from linking to this very informative site.

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Thanks everyone and especially Rusty and Linda. We will get that information posted first thing tomorrow morning and encourage anyone else in the area to let us know not only where problems are, but especially where everything is OK.
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