National Oil Spill Commission Report, First Take

The findings about the Deepwater Horizon explosion omit the role that the Coast Guard played in the subsequent underwater leak.

From here, it looks like pumping water on the damaged and floating rig for 3 days was, at the very least, a contributing factor to the rig sinking to the sea floor, breaking up the lines and turning one surface leak into three sea-bottom leaks.

The question I asked the oil spill commission concerning the Coast Guard was this, ‘Was their role and the decisions they made in the time-frame between the explosion and the rig sinking ever questioned or examined?’

Aside from the forensic examination of the original explosion, I wonder if it includes the cause of the sinking of the rig itself? I’m just saying.

Link: Spill panel: No evidence of saving $ over safety – Yahoo! News