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Transocean faults Coast Guard report

Offshore rig contractor Transocean says that the Coast Guard report on the Deepwater Horizon explosion is full of errors.

The draft report criticises the Zug-registered company for a host of shortcomings – including a poor safety culture, which it says caused the disaster in April 2010.

In a 112-page response filed with the US government on Wednesday, Transocean said that the Coast Guard report should be corrected.

Transocean argues that the explosion was not the result of poor maintenance, noting that the rig’s general alarm was working properly.

Investigations have cast blame on a number of companies, including Transocean.

Last year’s blast in the Gulf of Mexico killed 11 people and caused the worst offshore oil spill in US history.

swissinfo.ch and agencies


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