Updated with English, Russian and Japanese versions, from post above.
Thanks Nils for the comment about this.
Are these real (as in put out by the studio as part of the marketing) or some ridiculously good fakes? They look pretty real to me. Here are 3 4″newscasts” of the Tagruato drilling station, Chuai, collapsing… check it out. If anyone can translate please let me know.
And yes, it looks like Tagruato made a statement and blame TIDOwave for the destruction of the drilling station, but it does sound like a roar or something at the end of the video when the people are getting away on the small boat. I wonder how they are going to explain the pieces of debris flying straight up in the air after the entire station was already underwater.. hrmmm.
Thanks Samuel for pointing me towards What’s Cloverfield, where they seem to have translated the German newscast.
Spanish/Italian/French translations after the jump.
Spanish Newscast Translation. Thanks to Cloverfield Clues
This is an amazing story. Three short and highly dramatic scenes have just been disclosed, which seem to be showing the total loss of a rig in the middle of the ocean. The rig seems to be Chouai Station, which lies in the middle of the Atlantic Ocean and sank a few days ago, even though there?s been no official confirmation of the incident.
This is the video, shot from a helicopter which is either approaching or leaving the rig:
This rig harbors over 300 workers and scientists. The video seems to show it breaking apart and sinking in a matter of minutes, even though this kind of modern
rigs are designed to keep afloat under the worse circumstances up to 24 hours.
It?s something absolutely extraordinary. Experts are studying this footage and trying to determine the causes of this tragedy. Some sources even suggest the
rig may have suffered some kind of attack.
Tagruato, the Japanese company that runs the rig was forced to appear publicly and make a hasty statement when the footage was disclosed.
Their spokesperson said it has been confirmed that the Tidowave eco group was in the area when the incident took place and he maintains that the group has
infiltrated Tagruato operations in the past causing damage. This footage, shot with a mobile phone on the rig seem to confirm this possibility:
Whatever the cause, the violence of this event was registered by the Seismological Institute in Ribadeo (real town on the north-western coast of Spain). The scientists at the institute doubt this kind of effect can be the result of a human-made explosion.
The incredible speed, the scale of the event, and the sheer drama of this incident are clearly shown by this last piece of footage, apparently shot by some crew members of the rig while trying to escape.
These are truly shocking images. We have no news about the fate of these people and the person who was behind the camera. We can only hope they could somehow survive. It seems?
And also, the banner on the bottom of the screen reads “A loss of jobs because of the construction’s (loss) is foreseen”.
Italian Translation again thanks to Cloverfield Clues
““Environmental disaster in the Atlantic ocean.”
The Chuai station, the petrol platform of the Japan’s technological colossus Tagruato, would be exploded on December 27th in a mysterious way.
Only today, after a week, there are some info/news about the fact, even if the whole thing remains behind a curtain of mystery.
The images which are you watching, have been made during the disaster and the causes of the accident remains unknown.
The Tagruato, in a official note gave to the Japanese media, talks about an accident happened to a company’s platform and point the finger against the eco-terrorist group TIDO, that in the past would have already made some damages on the platform.
But a curtain of mystery seems to cover the event: some international media are showing images made probably with a cell-phone by a Tagruato worker.
You can see men with white and red clothes which are running away from something that we can’t understand what it is.
From some American sources, it seems that at the moment of the disaster , the seismographers of the East-coast have recorded big and strange signals.
This confirms that something unknown could be the cause of the disaster.
On the Tagruato press note we can also read that the workers of the platform are all saved and alive.
This is only the last bad thing that happened to this Tagruato’s platform: in fact the platform have been alway the target of various eco-groups.
Now, the work to understand what caused the end of the platform, will be really hard for the detectives.””
And Finally, French
“New informations on the Chuai station, the platform that sinked last Friday off the shores of NY. Images where obtained this morning at the redaction office, but we can’t identify the source.
So you can see it. The images are bad and there is panic. then we can see an armed commando. And look carefully on the shoulder off the armed men, you can see the Tagruato’s logo.
A spokeman confirmed that an incident occured, explosions happened on chuai, but there is no wounded person, he stated. He then accuse tido activists to be at the origin of the catastrophe. After seeing the video, the spokeman stated that 7 person are missing, but deny that those images where taken on Chuai.
The activists accused by Tagruato, belongs to an ecologic radical organization from France. We must say that interrogations are formulated against the giant mining corporation in the US. Some associations have filed legal procedures to obtain cessation of mining activity on Chuai.
Mme Leclerc’s part.
The situation is unbearable for the families. Listen to the mother of a young engineer that worked on the platform. She does not have any news from her son. ” I don’t know what hapenned, I don’t know anything, I’m not alone in this situation. Having no news of your child is unbearable. No one informing us, I don’t know if he’s alive, if he’s lost or if we are looking for him. The media have nothing to say about this. I don’t know, it’s total blackout here.”
Many questions remains to be answered. Tagruato have opened an internal investigation on the drama, but we have no details since the group refuse to communicate further to the press. We are ignoring if there are victims, Tagruato speak of seven persons lost, we remind you that 355 persons worked on chuai, some of them have been evacuated but how many we don’t know.
Here’s what we can say about…. “