Saturday, September 4, 2010

Deepwater Oil Spill - BOP on board

First it was hoisted to the surface

Note the actual size of the Deepwater Horizon Blowout Preventer as it is held just above the support frame, after having been raised through the moon pool of the Q4000. Compare the size of the folk standing around. (The BOP is the large frame with the yellow legs on the corners, being held just above the red platform with the four vertical bracing colums).

And then it was lowered and latched into place on the red platform, that can help to move it and support it.

Meanwhile the LMRP that sat above the BOP is still on its way to the surface.

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