You may have heard by now that there was another oil rig explosion in the Gulf of Mexico. Tracy has dug out the exact coordinates, which I’ve used in the creation of this chart. I will add that data to the first comment below. This link will take you to a minor planet ephemeris for the event. This chart is for the time the explosion was sighted and reported — not the actual time. It is the best time we have. When we use 9:30 am CDT, the chart that comes up gives the same degree rising as we saw in the chart for the first strike during the Sept. 11, 2001 false flag attacks.
Note when your read the news stories below that there are differing reports of the depth of the water where the rig is situated — some say about 300 to 400 feet (pretty shallow) and others say about 2,000 feet (which would be a deep water well, about half the depth of the BP rig). Also, there are conflicting reports about whether the rig was in production. The AP coverage says that it was in active production. I have seen no reports of an oil spill, but of course that doesn’t count what was being stored on the rig or the diesel fuel that is used to power the equipment.
This latest event is not far from the BP Deepwater Horizon rig that dumped oil into the Gulf of Mexico for three months earlier this year. That means it’s in the midst of an ordnance waste dump that was created through the 1970s when ships returning from various wars would unload their old bombs in the way into port. At a reader request I am reprinting our subscriber edition on this issue. The bomb dump issue — which we were the first to report, with The New York Times lagging three months behind — is covered in the second section.
Here is a BBC story on the event.
Here is an AP story just distributed by Reader Supported News.
Here is a report by Rigzone.