Insomnia (insomnia) wrote,

big firecracker go boom?!

A tanker carrying 20,000 tons of liquified petroleum gas caught fire off Hong Kong, causing the evacuation of its crew. The ship is *still* on fire, incidentally, and they're hoping the fire doesn't reach the cargo section, as that would mean a big explosion. A *really* big explosion. A *really, really* big explosion.

It's a very good thing that the tanker is 24 miles off the coast, frankly... they are routing all shipping to give the tanker a *wide* berth, because it's not every day that 40,000,000 pounds of liquified petroleum gas explodes.

I don't know what the ecological impact will be (it couldn't possibly be good...) but I sure hope that if it does explode, they'll find a way to film it and use the footage in the next James Bond movie.

  • Post a new comment


    default userpic

    Your reply will be screened

    Your IP address will be recorded 

    When you submit the form an invisible reCAPTCHA check will be performed.
    You must follow the Privacy Policy and Google Terms of use.