U.S. Coast Guard cites Transocean rig for Gulf oil spill

04/24/2011 | Wall Street Journal, The

Inadequate staff training, poorly built safety systems and improper equipment maintenance may have played roles in last year's Deepwater Horizon rig blast that killed 11 workers and caused a massive oil spill in the Gulf of Mexico, a U.S. Coast Guard probe said. According to the report, Transocean "had serious safety management system failures and a poor safety culture." "We strongly disagree with -- and documentary evidence in the Coast Guard's possession refutes -- key findings in this report," Transocean said.

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