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Mumbai Ships Collide

Aug 9, 2010  Off the coast of Mubai a Panama ship the MSC Chitra collided with another the MSC Khalikia off of the coast of Mumbai harbor area on Saturday.  The ship has been spilling oil for three days and dumped containers into the ocean. One constable from the marine unit died when he fell off a speedboat and drowned.

The navy and the coast guard are “neutralizing the oil” with most likely a dispersant used in the Gulf Oil Spill off of Louisiana.

Ships Collide in Mumbai Dumping Oil and Cargo into the Ocean
Ships Collide in Mumbai Dumping Oil and Cargo into the Ocean

At this rate the dispersant manufacturers are making a killing on the market due to an increasing amount of oil spilling into the world’s oceans. This raises a larger issue of how governments are using chemicals to disperse oil in ocean waters instead of the task of actually removing the oil.  Still in the Gulf the US government EPA and others are indicating that seafood now caught from the gulf is totally safe to eat but no one is buying that line.

TAGS: Mumbai Ships Collide, Panama ship wrecks in Mumbai, Mumbai oil spill.

Mumbai Ship Dumps Cargo into the Ocean

BP’s Changing Spill Estimates

June 19, 2010 BP’s changing oil estimates has made it more difficult for the government or the Americans to determine the amount of oil spillage into the Gulf from Day 1- April 20, 2010.

Yesterday BP’s 10 hour shutdown on containing the oil spilling into the Gulf was due to fixing a problem on fire prevention equipment. Those 10 hours let approximately 25,000 barrels freely spilling into the ocean yesterday. One can assume that BP’s changing estimates is for a very good reason namely a legal reason and a financial one.

BP Estimates-Low Ball the Leaked Oil Estimates

BP has consistently changed the oil leak estimated the flow of oil from the public and supposedly the US government is incapable of these measurements yet it relied on BP being honest. However BP’s changing oil spill estimates make the company less believable and less trusted during this whole disaster which is holding Americans hostage.

Today the accurate amount of captured oil according to BP’s figures is 25,000 barrels a day. This amount is five times greater than the second estimate which was 5,000 barrels that it admitted to earlier in April.

If BP is capturing 25,000 barrels out of the 60,000 barrels and 10,000 barrels are burned off at the surface each day as BP claims, that is only 35,000 eliminated which leaves another 25,000 still spilling into the Gulf and still damaging the economy of four US states. That is if you believe BP oil at all.

Since the beginning BP purposefully first announced it was only 1,000 barrels on April 24, 2010 which was 4 days after the explosion.  The object of the game was to downplay the flow estimates to avoid panic and interest from the media.

April 24, 2010 BP announces flow of leaked oil is 1,000 barrels a day.

April 28, 2010 BP raises the estimate to 5,000 barrels a day.

May 27, 2010  BP raises the estimates again to 12 to 19,000 barrels a day.

June 10, 2010 BP raised the estimate again to 35,000 to 60,000 barrels daily.

This was about the time that people were allowed to view the underwater camera’s BP had trained on the site of the leak all along and this is clearly deceptive for the oil company to now release the video only in short periods of time and at certain angles of view.

This increased amount was always flowing into the Gulf despite BP’s changing estimates to hide the amount. The amounts all along and prior to the cap and kill the last procedure that failed it was more than 60,000 barrels.  But since the US government is so inept at regulations, the failure to regulate is costing Americans more than they bargained for by the BP oil company.

If the amount was greater than 65,000 barrels or was it 75,000 or even 100,000 barrels is left for the lawyers to decide in court. The US government has failed miserably in that it accepted the low balled estimates from BP Oil the main responsible party in the spill. The Coast guard, the MMS, the EPA all failed to correctly estimate the correct amount of spill which must be accurate in order for claims to be determined correctly.

BP Oil Reaches Florida’s Beaches

If you Believe BP Oil- Triple the Estimate for an Accurate Figure

The 60,000 barrels a day is low ball figure obviously when you are dealing with BP there is no trust and therefore tripling their last estimate is probably more accurate for the judgment of penalty costs per barrel of oil spilled each day.

The amount is astronomical and BP will try to get away with it at the risk of their own bankruptcy which the Republican-Tea Party-Conservatives will never allow despite what Americans want done with BP Oil. Many are calling for the US government to seize all assets, bank accounts and ensure that the 100’s of billions of dollars are paid- every brown greasy cent of it.

But you can tell what’s coming in the courts.  BP will deny the amounts are higher because they were never estimated accurately.  However one key fact does not exempt them from blame and that is that each of their failed procedures including the Top cap and Kill made matters worse and allowed more oil to spill.  BP will blame this on the US government who approved them to go ahead, and it is always reassuring to know you had government approval to make matters worse and then eliminate yourself from the blame.

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BP’s Last Chances

BP’s Last Chances -May 24, 2010  It is day 34 of the BP Oil Spill in the Gulf and its last chance of stopping a gusher leak -5000 ft below the water surface. The Top Hat didn’t work, the plug didn’t work and now we have the Top Kill all terms reference BP’s coined name for their numerous attempts on a rather shaky intelligence on how to stop an oil leak.

This Top Kill is to shove a bunch of mud into the pipe that is leaking to plug it up but this is a temporary fix only. Surely anyone with common sense would believe this is not going to work and odds are it will not stop the leak. Firstly the procedure is risky and may worsen the amount of oil gushing into the Gulf, and secondly it is a 50-to-50 bet that it works completely

The top kill is actually throwing mud into the hole to plug up the leak which sounds ridiculous and if this does not work they are going to do a Junk Shot.

Or if that doesn’t work they will simply keep constructing another drill nearby to be finished in August and continue on making profits. In the meantime Halliburton could have constructed another plug on their own but they have not been part of this recovery effort.

The CEO Tony Hayward has been viewed as untrustworthy by Americans, and his less than scant concern of the environmental impact his mistakes have had on the US shoreline.  You do not hear him concerned about the fishing industry, sports, leisure, travel and other businesses depending on the stopping of this nightmare.  His comment that his was a ” Little Leak in a Big Ocean” were less than warm and fuzzy towards the impact on millions of lives.

The flow of the oil leak estimates were wrong, the pipe burst in 3 locations and BP is more interested in sinking another drill into this pipeline as soon as possible. In fact this is their primary goal to plunge another drill down to the site to continue siphoning the oil.

It is almost plausible that BP would much rather drill another hole than to fix the old one that is leaking -they just can’t be bothered. All the talk about booms is for not since most of the booms BP has used are faulty and do not contain the oil. The Army has better equipment including booms that are at least 1 foot deep to catch the oil below the surface. In this leak much of the oil is deep in the ocean and floats to the top or is carried by the many layers of currents that are presently spreading the oil all over the Gulf.

Lessons learned in this disaster are that oil companies pay little attention to safety in order to save on costs. Oil companies also have a cavalier attitude on where they can drill and they give financial inducements to governments to continue their thirst greater profits.

Over 600,000 gallons of the dispersant chemical Corexit 9500 was used without thought about the chemicalization and toxic mixture of the oil and this chemical in the water. BP doesn’t even know the harmful effects of this chemical nor do they seem to care, inspite of the EPA’s objections they are continuing to use it.

The Top Kill procedure will be tried tomorrow May 23, 2010 as the damage continues this should be a good lesson to the US government that oil companies cannot be trusted or held to be competent enough to fix their own problems.

The oil continues to wash up in Louisiana marshlands and Alabama as well it is expected to reach Florida and Texas shores as the currents carry the oil to other southern states and up the east coast and the Atlantic Ocean. The disaster is being described as worse than Katrina because it is happening each day with no relief but with Katrina the water did disappear after the storm.

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More on the Top Kill Process in this video

The last attempt of plugging the leak failed days ago.

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