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Old 11 February 2013, 13:13   #1
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Sinking Gas platform


When it happens it take seconds to sink, .
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Old 11 February 2013, 15:16   #2
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Lucky they weren't dragged down or in trouble with all that water disturbance, was it air rising back to the surface?
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Thats terrifying... wonder how many people werent so lucky!?
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They would not get dragged down, unless they were caught on the structure, there is not enough bulk or speed to pull you under.
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They were all OK.
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They would not get dragged down, unless they were caught on the structure, there is not enough bulk or speed to pull you under.
Have you not seen titanic!? You can clearly hear jack telling rose she could get pulled under. That's a definite sound source of information!
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That's a definite sound source of information!
Yeah, that was where Twim sourced his info...
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It's not being "dragged down" that's the issue. It's the aerated water caused by the escaping air. You become negatively buoyant & sink like a stoon. That's one of the hypothesis put forward for the Bermuda Triangle, large pockets of gas escaping from the sea floor.
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It's not being "dragged down" that's the issue. It's the aerated water caused by the escaping air. You become negatively buoyant & sink like a stoon. That's one of the hypothesis put forward for the Bermuda Triangle, large pockets of gas escaping from the sea floor.
It is a good theory, and was attempted to be busted in "Myth Busters" a year or so past.

They did manage a good test to sink a boat, but the amount of bubbles they had to generate were phenominal.

see here:
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The Tees bay admiralty chart makes a note about the dangers of trawling or anchoring near the Ekofisk gas pipe & the catastrophic consequences to a vessels loss of bouyancy or fire should the pipeline be ruptured .

A lot will depend on the depth /pressure /volume released think of how much gas comming out of the end of a broken pipe say a cubic meter per second released at 500 ft depth by the time it reaches the surface volume wise it will have multiplied itself many times over .
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