Thunder Horse Moored Semisubmersible PDQ
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The joint effort by BP,
SMIT, the US Coast Guard and US Department of
Interior's Minerals Management Service continues
today to respond to the Thunder Horse platform
incident in Mississippi Canyon Block 778 approximately
150 miles southeast of New Orleans.
The situation remains relatively unchanged since
yesterday. The platform is trim. Displacement
and freeboard are normal.
BP and its lead contractor SMIT were successful in
making the vessel seaworthy and storm-safe as a
precaution against changes in weather conditions
resulting from the progress of Hurricane Emily into
the western Gulf of Mexico.
The Coast Guard, Minerals Management Service and BP's
partner, ExxonMobil, continue to participate in the
The Coast Guard and BP continue work to determine
There have been no spills.
Concern for safety and the environment remain top
In addition to SMIT, a multitude of contractors and
subcontractors have provided assistance, including:
Boa Offshore, AS
Edison Chouest Offshore
Frank Mohn, Inc.
Fugro Global Environmental & Ocean Sciences, Inc.
Global Diving & Salvage, Inc.
Gulf Port Marine Chemists, Inc.
Heerema Marine Corporation
Hornbeck Offshore Services, LLC
Marine Spill Response Corporation
Mustang Engineering, LP
Oceaneering International, Inc.
Otto Candies, LLC
Plant Performance Services, LLC
Seacor Marine, Inc.
SMIT Salvage Americas Inc.
SubSea 7, LLC
Taubat Kompaniet Management
T&T Bisso Marine
The O'Brien's Group
TransOcean Enterprise, Inc.
Wartsila North America, Inc.
Wet Solutions, Inc.
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