Watch This $40 Million Gas Platform Sink To The Bottom Of The Sea

Installing an off-shore gas platform can be a tricky proposition. Things can go very wrong. That's exactly what happened with this $US40 million Iranian platform was being installed in the Persian Gulf.

As terrifying as the footage is, there were no reported casualties; looks like everyone knew how to swim.

Still, that's a lot of cash going down the drain, and boy does it ever look like $US40 million worth of pure, unadulterated terror. [Reddit]


    Yeah, pretty sure they'll be able to retrieve it, the water isn't that deep.

    anyone know the cause? the sand underneath shifting? just a wonky installation?
    for the retrieval - would they have to disassemble it underwater, since hauling it up as is might warp the structure?

    they can definitely recover that sucker - there was a post on gizmodo about it ages ago, the giant claw game boat thing...yea...

      But will it cost 40million to pull it up and repair it?

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