Four "news" stories of the Chuai station situation have appeared on YouTube, in German, Italian, Spanish, and French. Since I only speak "American", I have no idea what they are saying, so if someone could translate them, that would be the awesomest!
There is amazing video of the station collapsing, and what looks like Tagruato ninjas evacuating people from the scene.
Check them out here:
German Chuai News: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QhH8WQOLOL8
Italian Chuai News: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Qo-SDvU0oio
Spanish Chuai News: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xqESrOQ8EsE
French Chuai News: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=M0u1Cqs4WC0
This is an amazing story. Three short and highly dramatic scenes have just been disclosed, which seem to be showing the total loss of a rig in the middle of the ocean. The rig seems to be Chouai Station, which lies in the middle of the and sank a few days ago, even though there’s been no official confirmation of the incident.
This is the video, shot from a helicopter which is either approaching or leaving the rig:
This rig harbors over 300 workers and scientists. The video seems to show it breaking apart and sinking in a matter of minutes, even though this kind of modern
rigs are designed to keep afloat under the worse circumstances up to 24 hours.
It’s something absolutely extraordinary. Experts are studying this footage and trying to determine the causes of this tragedy. Some sources even suggest the
rig may have suffered some kind of attack.
Tagruato, the Japanese company that runs the rig was forced to appear publicly and make a hasty statement when the footage was disclosed.
Their spokesperson said it has been confirmed that the Tidowave eco group was in the area when the incident took place and he maintains that the group has
infiltrated Tagruato operations in the past causing damage. This footage, shot with a mobile phone on the rig seem to confirm this possibility:
Whatever the cause, the violence of this event was registered by the Seismological Institute in real town on the north-western coast of ). The scientists at the institute doubt this kind of effect can be the result of a human-made explosion.
The incredible speed, the scale of the event, and the sheer drama of this incident are clearly shown by this last piece of footage, apparently shot by some crew members of the rig while trying to escape.
These are truly shocking images. We have no news about the fate of these people and the person who was behind the camera. We can only hope they could somehow survive. It seems…
And also, the banner on the bottom of the screen reads "A loss of jobs because of the construction's (loss) is foreseen".
About 1300 km from the coast of 3 days ago a drilling did sink for unknown reasons. recently we got dramatic pictures from the collapse of the platform by international news agencies. (man screams stuff i can't understand) The videos show the sinking of Inexplicable reasons which is also for experts hard to understand. at the moment of the disaster 355 workers were on board. the Chuai platform was opened in September 2007 and is one of the biggest drilling in the world. It is operated by the big Japanese company Tagruato which has it's headquarters in Tokyo. The high advanced drilling system was planned by the company Zwichau Engineering in L (Leipzig is an East-German town) under the leadership of the graduated engineer Dominik Möltken. we asked him if the collapse could be caused by a construction mistake. Dominik Möltken:"from structural reasons there are no evidences that a failure of the basic structure or of one of the security systems could cause such a catastrophe. this is just impossible. this is physically not possible."
Although the videos are of very poor quality it seems as you can notice a gun fire from the platform. In the past, Tagruato was already accused to have a big private army and experts investigate. At the moment if the escape-behavior of the crew is caused by a para-military attack.
Actual news report that people were killed, but Tagruato's spokesman denies that. Yet it is unclear if Germans were on board.
"Environmental disaster in the Atlantic ocean."French Translation:
The Chuai station, the petrol platform of the Japan's technological colossus Tagruato, would be exploded on December 27th in a mysterious way.
Only today, after a week, there are some info/news about the fact, even if the whole thing remains behind a curtain of mystery.
The images which are you watching, have been made during the disaster and the causes of the accident remains unknown.
The Tagruato, in a official note gave to the Japanese media, talks about an accident happened to a company's platform and point the finger against the eco-terrorist group TIDO, that in the past would have already made some damages on the platform.
But a curtain of mystery seems to cover the event: some international media are showing images made probably with a cell-phone by a Tagruato worker.
You can see men with white and red clothes which are running away from something that we can't understand what it is.
From some American sources, it seems that at the moment of the disaster , the seismographers of the East-coast have recorded big and strange signals.
This confirms that something unknown could be the cause of the disaster.
On the Tagruato press note we can also read that the workers of the platform are all saved and alive.
This is only the last bad thing that happened to this Tagruato's platform: in fact the platform have been alway the target of various eco-groups.
Now, the work to understand what caused the end of the platform, will be really hard for the detectives."
New informations on the Chuai station, the platform that sinked last Friday off the shores of NY. Images where obtained this morning at the redaction office, but we can't identify the source.* Thanks to Hoch21 for emailing me about this!
So you can see it. The images are bad and there is panic. then we can see an armed commando. And look carefully on the shoulder off the armed men, you can see the Tagruato's logo.
A spokeman confirmed that an incident occured, explosions happened on chuai, but there is no wounded person, he stated. He then accuse tido activists to be at the origin of the catastrophe. After seeing the video, the spokeman stated that 7 person are missing, but deny that those images where taken on Chuai.
The activists accused by Tagruato, belongs to an ecologic radical organization from France. We must say that interrogations are formulated against the giant mining corporation in the US. Some associations have filed legal procedures to obtain cessation of mining activity on Chuai.
Mme Leclerc's part.
The situation is unbearable for the families. Listen to the mother of a young engineer that worked on the platform. She does not have any news from her son. " I don't know what hapenned, I don't know anything, I'm not alone in this situation. Having no news of your child is unbearable. No one informing us, I don't know if he's alive, if he's lost or if we are looking for him. The media have nothing to say about this. I don't know, it's total blackout here."
Many questions remains to be answered. Tagruato have opened an internal investigation on the drama, but we have no details since the group refuse to communicate further to the press. We are ignoring if there are victims, Tagruato speak of seven persons lost, we remind you that 355 persons worked on chuai, some of them have been evacuated but how many we don't know.
Here's what we can say about....
* Thanks to by Matthias, JDR, Diego, Gabriel, Tom J, Joseph, and John W for providing translations!
* Thanks to Nick for the Italian translation!
* Thanks to Blkrose for the French translation!