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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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Louisiana Oilfield Diver, Bruce Padilla,
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Image Description: Louisiana Oilfield Diver, Bruce Padilla, assigned to the dive boat Premier Explorer, surveys the oil-covered water in the Gulf of Mexico as he remains ready to respond for vessel maintenance May 6.
Keywords: Louisiana Oilfield Diver, Bruce Padilla,
Type of Image: Image  (Other view more of this type)
Dimensions: 800 pixels wide by 600 pixels tall   (view full size image)
Date Created: Friday, May 07, 2010
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Region: Gulf of Mexico  (view more from this region)
Country: US  (view more from this country)