Skip to comments.Coast Guard: 1,200-foot ship dragged California oil pipeline
Posted on 10/18/2021 12:52:34 AM PDT by blueplum
Investigators believe a 1,200-foot (366-meter) cargo ship dragging anchor in rough seas caught an underwater oil pipeline and pulled it across the seafloor, months before a leak from the line fouled the Southern California coastline with crude.
A team of federal investigators trying to chase down the cause of the spill boarded the Panama-registered MSC DANIT just hours after the massive ship arrived this weekend off the Port of Long Beach...
...The DANIT's operator, MSC Mediterranean Shipping Company, is headquartered in Switzerland and has a fleet of 600 vessels and more than 100,000 workers, according to the company....
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The Biden caused oil spill
Given that there are very few crew on these ships, I wonder what the other odd 95,000 are doing.
Ask any sailor.
Ask any sailor.
Crews number 20-30 people.
What actually was wrong here? Should ships not be dragging anchor? Perhaps that can’t be avoided in rough seas.
Should pipelines be allowed under areas of water that are filled with large anchored ships?
How about having pre-set anchors with their cables to the surface attached to a buoys. Ships could tie to a buoy rather than drop their own anchor.
#emptyshelvesbiden oil spill.
Your kidding, right? All of your suggestions make good sense.
Now the ships are drag racing in California.
Why would a ship drop it’s anchor during Biden’s boat parade?.
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