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I know this doesn't have anything to do with fishing but I've always been scared of a rig in the water when those loud warning sirens go off when your fishing next to them. I always bring in lines and hit full throttle. I gather the rig would burn to water level.

A friend of mine in the oil business sent me these photos. The Greywolf Rig was near Cuero on Sauer Bade Road.
Hope this doesn't happen to Boomvang and all the other floaters.
 

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Whoa. That wasn't a small derrick and platform either. Notice you don't see anyone standing around near it.
 

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you and gunsmoke weren't involved in this were you?.....rick

NO. It would take a Super tug boat to pull over that derrick. But I know GS owns part of a drilling rig. If it were this one I think I would have heard something. Here's a pic before it caught fire.
 

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Nothing like a good pressure wash to get the dirt off a rig!

The thing I think about from time to time while fishing next to these things in the gulf is what happens in the event of a gas leak near/beneath one. Boats, rafts, life vests, etc. sink like rocks because the density of gas/water fizz is zilch.
 
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