Saturday, May 8, 2010


The Deepwater Horizon before . . .

. . . during . . .

. . . and after the events of 20 April 2010.

" . . . Wheeler hung up the phone, changed into his coveralls and walked . . . down the hall toward the tool room, then stopped. The hall reeked of gasoline. The lights flickered. Popping sounds echoed from overhead. All of a sudden, the door to the tool room seemed to be breathing, as though someone were pushing on it from the other side.

What happened next would be the last thing Wheeler remembered: The door blew off its hinges and barreled toward him, even before he heard an explosion . . ."

" . . . The deck, once as large as two football fields, now measured three-quarters of its original size, and some of it was on fire. Pieces of machinery were raining down from the derrick, 200 feet overhead. More than 100 men had crowded against a railing near the lifeboats - the only solid ground. Smoke billowed above. Flames grew nearby. The dark ocean waited 80 feet below. Explosions shook the rig every few minutes, spilling men and equipment across the deck . . . "

Read this entire incredible saga HERE. . .

A crew from the ship the Damon B. Bankston was supplying the oil rig when the explosion occurred and took survivors aboard.


1 comment:

  1. Been waiting for some type of accounting and to hear from the survivors. Spot on report of a horrific incident.