The national offshore injury lawyers at Zehl & Associates, are always up to date on all maritime news so we can best serve our clients and provide the public with the best maritime law information. According to a recent BBC article. Transocean, the owner of the semi-submersible rig the Deepwater Horizon, has released a report slamming BP for failing to properly assess and communicate the risks concerning the Macondo well. The report also accuses BP of using a poor well design, ultimately leading to failure of the cement well casing. The April 20, 2010 rig explosion killed 11 workers, injured dozens more and sent millions of gallons of crude oil gushing into the Gulf of Mexico.

Transocean’s report comes hot on the heels of a United States Coast Guard study stating that none other than Transocean itself is partially responsible due to the Swiss company’s lax safety culture and poorly-maintained equipment onboard the vessel.

The National Commission Report on the BP Deepwater Horizon Oil Spill and Offshore Drilling found multiple companies at fault but ultimately pinned the majority of the blame on BP. Transocean is currently embroiled in litigation with BP, the owner of the well, over who is at fault for the blast and subsequent spill.

If you or someone you know has been injured offshore on a rig, tug, barge or other vessel, contact the experienced Jones Act lawyers at Zehl & Associates today for a free, confidential consultation at 1 1-888-302-3838.


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