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    Russian carrier mass fuel spill during UNREP

    Anybody else see this? This has NOT been a good time for navies around the world

    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/West_Cork_oil_spill
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    Bit of a shambles to say the least, hopefully the Russian Government get collared for some money to pay for the clean up but I'm doubtful to say the least.

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    Jeeze! Well Ireland particulary County Cork WAS a real nice place.:(


    After doing the calulations to determine just how many gallons of oil that is I'm almost afraid to post the numbers. A close proximity would be:

    1 Metric Ton = 308 US gallons
    300 Tons x 308 gallons = 92,400 gallons.

    How in the hell does that happen without anybody noticing!
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    Quote Originally Posted by Dreadnought View Post
    How in the hell does that happen without anybody noticing!
    Oh they (the Russians) probably noticed all right...panicking the entire time as their UNREP evolution unraveled catastrophically.

    Naturally they didn't notify anybody. It took a satellite pass to alert the outside world.

    I guess they're used to routinely polluting the living sh1t out of their own territory, they figured nobody would mind if they did it elsewhere too. Tomorrow they'll probably start mass-dumping used nuclear reactors off Le Harve or Southampton.
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    Quote Originally Posted by TopHatter View Post
    Oh they (the Russians) probably noticed all right...panicking the entire time as their UNREP evolution unraveled catastrophically.

    Naturally they didn't notify anybody. It took a satellite pass to alert the outside world.

    I guess they're used to routinely polluting the living sh1t out of their own territory, they figured nobody would mind if they did it elsewhere too. Tomorrow they'll probably start mass-dumping used nuclear reactors off Le Harve or Southampton.
    I know that if I was Prime Misinster or President of Ireland I would be demanding restitution for whats about to happen upon their shores.
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    Quote Originally Posted by TopHatter View Post
    Oh they (the Russians) probably noticed all right...panicking the entire time as their UNREP evolution unraveled catastrophically.

    Naturally they didn't notify anybody. It took a satellite pass to alert the outside world.

    I guess they're used to routinely polluting the living sh1t out of their own territory, they figured nobody would mind if they did it elsewhere too. Tomorrow they'll probably start mass-dumping used nuclear reactors off Le Harve or Southampton.
    The best I can figure is that either their fueling lines broke midstream and they could not haul them in fast enough or somebody on either the tanker or the carrier fell asleep at the cut of valves and definately wasnt paying any attention. If we could get an accurate estimate of oil and then compare with USN standards for pump output verses time it would give you a rough estimate of just how long it was spewing oil. That is ofcoarse unless the leak came from one of the ships internals. But if this happened the vessel with the leak will be leaving a trail thats unmistakable to the eye. Should have considered refueling in calmer waters as well as the waters off of Ireland coast arent exactly calm waters.
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    look at what they've done, bloody idiots.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Stan View Post
    look at what they've done, bloody idiots.
    The largest ship at the top of the picture is the Kuznetsov if I'm not mistaken.

    Let's all watch the Russian government disavow any responsibility for this fiasco.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Dreadnought View Post
    ...or somebody on either the tanker or the carrier fell asleep at the cut of valves and definately wasnt paying any attention.
    Drunk, most likely.

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    Quote Originally Posted by GraniteForge View Post
    Drunk, most likely.
    lol, possible, if cops can why not sailors
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