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Has anyone else seen this going around? It looks legit but I am not familiar with the area.

<p class=MsoNormal><span style="FONT-FAMILY: Arial; font-size: 9pt">Check nautical chart number 1116A and search block252 and you can see for yourself.</p><p class=MsoNormal><span style="font-size: 12pt"></p><p class=MsoNormal><span style="FONT-FAMILY: Arial; font-size: 12pt">Here is an online chart. Click on the magnifying class icon of chart 1116a. you will see the Mississippi Delta hanging down and block 252 is near there. All blocks are sequential.</p><p class=MsoNormal><span style="FONT-FAMILY: Arial; font-size: 12pt"><span id=lw_1273077776_2 class=yshortcuts>http://www.nauticalchartsonline.com/n.c/noaa-nautical-charts-gulf.html</p><p class=MsoNormal><span style="font-size: 12pt"></p><p class=MsoNormal><span style="font-size: 12pt"></p><p class=MsoNormal><span style="FONT-FAMILY: Arial; font-size: 12pt">Associated links for verification (original like, unmodified so you know where they come from):</p><p class=MsoNormal><span style="FONT-FAMILY: Arial; font-size: 12pt"><span id=lw_1273077776_3 class=yshortcuts>http://www.rigzone.com/news/region.asp?r_id=1</p><p class=MsoNormal><span style="FONT-FAMILY: Arial; font-size: 12pt"><span id=lw_1273077776_4 class=yshortcuts>http://www.marketwatch.com/story/transocean-ltd-reports-fire-on-semisubmersible-drilling-rig-deepwater-horizon-2010-04-21</p><p class=MsoNormal><span style="FONT-FAMILY: Arial; font-size: 12pt"><span id=lw_1273077776_5 class=yshortcuts>http://www.marketwire.com/press-release/Transocean-Ltd-Reports-Fire-on-Semisubmersible-Drilling-Rig-Deepwater-Horizon-NYSE-RIG-1151108.htm</p><p class=MsoNormal><span style="FONT-FAMILY: Arial; font-size: 12pt"><span id=lw_1273077776_6 class=yshortcuts>http://nnearchus.blogspot.com/2010/04/oil-rig-in-flames-at-lease-11-missing.html</p><p class=MsoNormal><span style="FONT-FAMILY: Arial; font-size: 12pt"><span id=lw_1273077776_7 class=yshortcuts>http://firegeezer.com/2010/04/21/explosion-fire-at-offshore-oil-rig/</p>
 

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What's your point? There are 6 feet to a fathom the chart you stated is in fathoms. What depth are you saying it's in??
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Turtle,

You're looking at the wrong chart. Deepwater Horizon's approximate position is 28-43N/088-21W. The correct chart number is 11360. At that Lat/Long, the depth of the water ranges from 850 to 1,050 fathoms. This translates to 5,100 to 6,300 feet.
 

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sealark (05/05/2010)What's your point? There are 6 feet to a fathom the chart you stated is in fathoms. What depth are you saying it's in??
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As one who appreciate sarcasm and condecinding as much as the rest, if you could take the time to read the title , and my question in the post instead of whatever it was you did, you would see I was not making a statement but asking a question because the chart shows the platform in roughly 26 fathoms which is only about 156'.

And yes I know how depth 1 fathomfor the other guy.

And no, I don't think it's fact but BP has apparently been withholding truths since day one.

If the coordinates were accurate it would have been in 156' of water, just a question, I feel like I'm in the politics section going around and round with WW2 and Jimt. :doh
 

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You gotta watch those crusty old divers there turtle. The truth is that if the rig had been in 156' they would have had no need for a drilling "system" as I would call it, like the DWH rig. This rig that sunk was a DP or dynamic positioning rig that relied on thrusters and gps to keep it on station. 5000 feet is too deep for moored rigs or "jack up" rigs. So, in reality, this problem would have never made the news if the water were 156' because a diver with a pipe wrench could have closed the bp stack in a matter of hours instead of days/weeks.
 

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Gimme that pipe wrench I'll go fix that sucker in 150 feet
 

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Rig was in the MC252 Lease Block, Mississippi Canyon Lease Block 252. 875 - 900 fathoms.

Who was running the drilling operation? BP or Transocean?
 
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