On April 20, a fire and explosion occurred onboard our semisubmersible drilling rig Deepwater Horizon, working approximately 41 miles offshore Louisiana on Mississippi Canyon block 252. Of the 126-member crew, 115 were safely evacuated. Despite exhaustive rescue efforts, eleven crew members lost their lives, nine of which were Transocean employees. Our entire Transocean family has been saddened by this tragic event and our thoughts and prayers remain with all who have been affected by this horrible tragedy. Join us in leaving your condolences to the families of those who were lost at our Deepwater Horizon Condolences Website.
As we continue to work on recovery and control efforts, and to understand the cause of this incident, this page has been established as a central point for updated information on status and activities. It also includes contact information for families, media, and others who need additional information.
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We are coordinating with governmental agencies and BP in the response efforts and have launched a Transocean investigation. For more information:
Joint Information Centre Website >>
To share your condolences with the Transocean family:
Deepwater Horizon Condolence Site >>