Remove Aging Rustbuckets From The Seas

Discussion in 'Earth Science' started by goofyfish, Nov 19, 2002.

  1. goofyfish Analog By Birth, Digital By Design Valued Senior Member

    An environmental catastrophe, possibly twice as bad as that caused by the Exxon Valdez off the coast of Alaska, is in motion today.
    The earth cannot wait for older tankers to be phased out by 2015, as is the current plan. If oil companies were made to use double skinned vessels immediately, this would never have happened.

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    Put this picture in your glossy environmental leaflets, you bunch of privateers.

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  3. unbalanced Banned Banned

    Plenty more to come.

    There will be plenty more rust bucket tankers coming to the US once Bush get his way and gets Saudi arabia,Afghanistan,Iran and iraq out of the way to get all the oil from the middle east,it will be much worse before it gets better.Someone with the resources would be wise to open shop producing petroleum eating microbes to sell when the rest of these rustbuckets begin bustin up at sea,but there probably is not enough profit in it .
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  5. Porfiry Nomad Registered Senior Member

    I was under the impression that double-hulled designs are only relevant when there is an impact, to keep the oil at least somewhat separated from any region of damage. In this case, it was the age of the ship, not the single-hulled design, that was the contributing factor.

    If a double-hulled ship split in two pieces, right down the center as the Prestige did, you'd still have a disaster of equal magnitude.
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  7. boppa Registered Senior Member

    of course they can replace them all immediately
    and of course it will cost ya at the pump
    thats the rub cause most people arent willing to pay the extra

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