Missed Warnings Caused Deepwater Deaths: Report

Law360, New York (August 17, 2011, 6:08 PM EDT) -- The Republic of the Marshall Islands, the flag state where the ill-fated Deepwater Horizon rig was registered, released a report Wednesday saying that the crew's failure to follow well control plans and react to warning signs that disaster was imminent contributed to the explosion.

The April 2010 blowout in the Gulf of Mexico killed 11 workers and resulted in the largest oil spill in U.S. history. In its 216-page report, the Marshall Islands did not harshly criticize itself or the companies behind the rig — owner-operator...
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