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Old 30 September 2010, 04:27 PM
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Default Oil pipeline incident with blue marlin

Comment: Blue Marlin bill stuck in Crude oil Loading Hose off coast of Angola
Imagine the speed this fish was moving at to get its snoz through this pipe!!!!!
These are pictures of the floating load hose on the FPSO Girassol in Angola,
Africa that was pierced by a blue marlin. Load operations were shut down for
a few days while they replaced the hose. For reference, this terminal produces
about 250k barrels of oil a day and this loading hose is approx 24in in diameter.

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Old 30 September 2010, 06:09 PM
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Very possible. A similar incident happened to the DSV Alvin, a deep submergence vehicle that had a swordfish ram it and get its horn stuck.
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Old 07 October 2010, 02:15 AM
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Possible perhaps but I don't think those photos go together. In the first one the fish is right in the middle of the lines but in the others it's spear cuts through the orange line. The lines do curve around but not enough for the first one to match the others.
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Old 07 October 2010, 03:01 AM
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I think the first one show the pointy thing going though on the far side of the pipe. Not the near side between the lines. Half the head seems to be hidden behind the pipe.
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