17 Aug '11, 4pm

Marshall Islands Denies Culpability in Gulf Spill: After a review, the flag state where the Deepwater Horizon oi...

Marshall Islands Denies Culpability in Gulf Spill: After a review, the flag state where the Deepwater Horizon oi...

Coast Guard, via Associated Press The Deepwater Horizon rig in the gulf on April 21, 2011. A report released on Wednesday by the Marshall Islands, the flag state for the drilling rig that exploded in the Gulf of Mexico last year, says that a review shows that a crew’s deviation from established protocol and its failure to react to signs of an imminent blowout were the main factors that led to the disaster. Among other recommendations, the report urges improved communication and coordination between flag states and other regulatory bodies, better orientation of new crew members into the command structure during an emergency and amendments to the international code governing drilling rigs that would strengthen some firefighting measures. The blast aboard the Deepwater Horizon drilling rig killed 11 workers and caused the largest maritime oil spill in American history. The Ma...

Full article: http://green.blogs.nytimes.com/2011/08/17/marshall-island...

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