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Search Continues for Missing Crew Members

bp  deepwater horizon  mms  oil spill  spill response 

Jane Van Ryan

Jane Van Ryan
Posted April 23, 2010

The U.S. Coast Guard reported this morning that the search is continuing for the 11 missing crew members of the Deepwater Horizon drilling rig. The mobile offshore drilling unit (MODU) caught fire on Tuesday and sank yesterday, causing concerns about a potential oil spill. 

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BP Launches Extensive Response to Rig Sinking

bp  deepwater horizon  gulf of mexico  spill response  tiber prospect 

Jane Van Ryan

Jane Van Ryan
Posted April 22, 2010

BP has just issued a news release outlining its operational response to the sinking of the Deepwater Horizon drilling rig. In addition to working with Transocean to use ROVs (Remotely Operated Vehicles) to assess the well and the blow out preventer on the seafloor, BP has initiated a plan to immediately drill a relief well using a nearby drilling rig. 

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