Transocean Had Safety Lapses In Gulf Spill


Serious safety lapses by oil rig owner and operator Transocean contributed to the massive blowout and spill at a BP well in the Gulf of Mexico, the U.S. Coast Guard said in a report on the 2010 disaster.

A Coast Guard investigation “revealed numerous systems deficiencies, and acts and omissions by Transocean and its Deepwater Horizon crew, that had an adverse impact on the ability to prevent or limit the magnitude of the disaster,” the agency said in a statement on last April”s blowout at the BP well.

The 288-page report found Transocean had piled up “numerous deficiencies in the area of safety” in the years leading up to the April 20 explosion and spill that killed 11 people and fouled a wide section of the Gulf.

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