Since most of us on the Gulf Coast are scurrying to get ready for Gustav, I thought it might be interesting to start a discussion on the topic to give everyone who isn’t here a chance to keep tabs, and for all of us that are here a chance to “log” our experiences as “Gustav” rounds the corner from Cuba…<br><br>To all of you on tower out there, be careful, be safe, and holler if you need anything.<br><br>To all of you on the beach that are in harms way, take care, take care of the families, and do what you gotta do…we’ll be here when y’all get back…yeah, you too Chaos!<br><br>See y’all when we see ya!
Good luck and safe sailing to you all in the GOM. I’ll be keeping tabs from the flat waters of Puget Sound.
Puget Sound? I use to live at Harbor Landing on 1st Ave in Seattle. It was nice to walk a few blocks to talk to Norleen.<br> As far as Gustav.<br>Well, I’m at 27N ,92W setting out a rig…this might get real interesting.
Hang in there, anch! Tell Lee I hope he doesn’t get seasick and lose his Priaprism.
<P>El Capitan<br><br>Thanks bro, I am running for the hills today. Headed to Fl with clan. <br><br>Guys ya’ll take care out there. If I can help any of you from ashore let me know.</P>
Good luck to you guys out there…sounds like it’s shaping up to be a real nasty one…
They’re evacuating New Orleans, mandatory.
Anybody know what the procedure is for evacuating the rigs in the path of Gustav? A buddy of mine was on a Transocean rig until Wednesday, and when I asked if they were evacuating, he said “It’s a $500 million rig…they’re not going to just let it sit out there by itself.” Seems stupid - I know they’re built to withstand some force, but 150 knots?
Your friend is likely on a self-propelled rig from the sounds of it. The drillships and self-propelled semi-submersibles will evacuate non-essential personnel and then sail out of harms way to the best of their ability. Anchored semi’s and jackups are typically abandoned.
Yea, he was on a drillship that could run if it had to - I think it topped out at 6 knots though!
We are holed up in Houma, where land folk are evacing. Making it hard for the last minute tugs and OSV’s to make it through the bridge curfews on the Houma Nav. Anyone have knowledge of storm surge up this far? Hope all stay safe, and hopefully see a little boost in day rates after all said and done.
Anybody wanna buy a 2006 Toyota Tundra Double Cab? Fully Loaded with 17,000 miles and in great shape…<br>I’ll take 200 bucks, but there’s a catch. It’s parked in Port Fourchon, LA and you have to get it before tomorrow and I have the keys in Freeport TX anchorage.
I can be in Port Fourchon in about six hours. Give me $200 (plus expenses) and I’ll run and fetch your truck. Don’t worry about the keys…hotwiring the truck is no problem! However, expenses are going to be a bitch.<br><br>All kidding aside, I hope everybody is safe and ready for this thing. During Katrina I had friends in Cameron who were stuck on boats that rode it out and couldn’t make the dock. There wasn’t a dock to make! <br><br>Having enough fuel for the generator made all the difference.<br><br>Good luck all. Hang on tight. It’s gonna be a hell of a ride!<br><br>Nemo
It looks like the Chouest fleet is well represented in the Freeport, TX. Anchorage. And last but not least lets hope we have a home to back to on the bayou!
I think I have a visual of you guys from the roof of my camp house.
I found Anchorman a replacement on E-bay. Great shape and decent price!<br><br><img alt="" src=“http://gcaptain.com/maritime/forum/extensions/YUIEditor/img/311220217916.jpg” _height=“75” _width="75]
News from people down the bayou, Fourchon has a couple of feet of water in some places, but for now pretty much still intact. South Lafourche is still intact, no water on the roads yet.
<h3><div style="margin-top: 6px;]Monday September 01, 2008, 9:14 AM</div></h3>Hurricane
Gustav has already pushed about three feet of water on Louisiana 1, the
only access road to Port Fourchon, the port’s director Ted Falgout said.<a name="more]By
7 a.m. this morning, wind gusts at the port, a major intersection for
the offshore petroleum industry and oil imports, had reached 105 mph.Port
Fourchon houses the Louisiana Offshore Oil Port, through which about 15
percent of the nation’s oil imports. Oil and gas production in the Gulf
of Mexico is currently shut-in.With the only inland road leading
to the port flooded, Port Fourchon is inaccessible by land, however,
there is no way to tell if the road is damaged.“How soon it
drains off is the question. Water in itself is not a problem,” said
Larry Wall, a spokesman for the Louisiana Mid-Continent Oil and Gas
Association. "The Gulf is all pretty much shut in, how soon it can come
back on line is the question."from: NOLA.com
Capt.Lee wants me to get that car so he can wear his daisy dukes in the passenger side. Thanks, but no thanks.