A number of folks have asked me about the LNG barges that blew up in Mobile last Wednesday. I was called to look them over today to see about removing them and took a bunch of pictures. They both were new barges measuring 300' x 56' x 12", double bottomed with a center-line bulkhead separating the tanks down the middle into a total of 8 storage tanks each. Every tank exploded, some simultaneously with others so that there were reported on 7 individual explosions. The force was sufficient to send a 40 ton piece of the top over 300 yards across a completely separate barge channel. the bulkheads were z-patterned, similar to sheet-piling and most were blown completly straight. Tops that were not blown completely away were peeled open like oranges. It was very fortunate that only four people were seriously injured and no fatalities as yet, though it is still not looking good for a couple of the survivors.