Image: Coffer Dam Being Moved Offboard

Deepwater Horizon

April - May 2010 - At approximately 10 p.m. on April 20, 2010, an explosion rocked Transocean's Deepwater Horizon drilling rig resulting in the loss of 11 crew members and the sinking of the rig on April 22. The Macondo well, which the rig had recently completed drilling, was open and flowing an estimated 5,000 bopd into the surrounding waters. BP and the USCG coordinated on efforts to stop the oil flows and contain the resulting spill.

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Coffer Dam Being Moved Offboard
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Image Description and Attributes
Image Description: The Q4000 vessel begins to lower the coffer dam structure into the sea on the night of May 6th.
Keywords: Macondo, Deepwater Horizon, oil spill, coffer dam, dome, Q4000
Type of Image: Image  (Other view more of this type)
Dimensions: 1200 pixels wide by 797 pixels tall   (view full size image)
Date Created: Friday, May 07, 2010
Associated Regional Information
Region: Gulf of Mexico  (view more from this region)
Country: US  (view more from this country)
Articles Associated with this Image/Map:
  - Cofferdam Begins Descent   [Friday, May 07, 2010]