Did A Ship Anchor Hit The Pipeline In California?

With a purposeful grimace and a terrible sound.

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Take a piece of copper or plastic tubing and bend it until it “fails”. Note that the areas 90 degrees to the radius (top and bottom) show the greatest deformation. Those areas are under the greatest stress.
PIPEFAIL

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Not the first time an old pipeline develop a sudden leak:

PS> This one without any foreign ship around to blame.

Also not the first time a CEO gets a bonus despite major accidents happening:
Marathon Petroleum’s former CEO got a $272,000 bonus for surpassing environmental goals the same year the company spilled 1,400 barrels of fuel in an Indiana creek

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Here is the NOAA wave analysis chart for 18Z (10am PST) on Jan 25, 2021

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Finding the cause, who is to blame and if they will be held accountable will take much longer.

Several federal and state agencies are investigating in parallel as they seek the cause of the pipe rupture, how quickly pipeline operators responded and determine whether criminal charges are warranted.

Coast Guard Capt. Jason Neubauer said investigators are trying to find which ship among thousands of possibilities may have snagged the pipeline with its anchor in the past year, possibly during rough seas and high winds in January.

While the USCG is busy find out which (foreign) ship(s) to blame for damaging the pipeline a Lawyer firm is just as busy trying to round up customers to sue for damages, loss of earnings, or mental stress:
https://www.onderlegalpartnerhelp.com/ca-oil-spill?campaignid=14884072923&adgroupid=134985784304

I feel stressed over this debacle. Can a foreigner join in the feast??

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A ship’s anchor MAY have been involved when >40 year old pipeline leaked off California.

Solution; ban ships from anchoring:

Solution to stop road accidents; ban cars.

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The post above is an example of the “nut picking fallacy”.

No more anchoring off Calif ?LOL. Just more proof of stupid shit people who sit behind desk and make decisions about an industry they know nothing of. Unfortunately these same type of people get hired in the office.

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As is the one below yours (and above this one).