Joint Investigation Team issues Deepwater Horizon report

deephorizfireThe Bureau of Ocean Energy Management, Regulation and Enforcement (BOEMRE)/U.S. Coast Guard Joint Investigation Team (JIT) today released its final investigative report on the April 20, 2010, Deepwater Horizon explosion, loss of life, and resulting oil spill.

Volume I was released April 22, 2011. It includes findings on five aspects of the disaster under Coast Guard jurisdiction – including the explosions on the Mobile Offshore Drilling Unit (MODU) Deepwater Horizon; the resulting fire; evacuations; the flooding and sinking of the Deepwater Horizon; and the safety systems of the MODU and its owner, Transocean.

Newly released is  a supplement to Volume I – the Final Action Memo from Coast Guard Commandant Adm. Bob Papp. It details actions directed by Adm. Papp, as a result of the JIT's work

Volume II, covering the areas of the investigation under BOEMRE jurisdiction, and details evidence developed during the investigation and concludes that BP, Transocean and Halliburton’s conduct in connection with the Deepwater Horizon disaster violated a number of federal offshore safety regulations under BOEMRE’s jurisdiction. Volume II also includes recommendations for the continued improvement of the safety of offshore operations.

You can access the report by following the links HERE

September 15, 2011

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