It's still too soon to say exactly who was to blame for the Deepwater Horizon disaster in the Gulf last year, but already rig owner Transocean is congratulating itself for its safety record, and dishing out the bonuses.
In federal filings revealed over the weekend by The Wall Street Journal, Transocean claims that the horrific accident in the Gulf aside, the company had in 2010 the best safety record in its history.
In spite of this claim, nine of the 11 workers killed on the Deepwater Horizon rig were Transocean employees. Still, the company said, calculating the number of work hours by the total number of accidents, they had fewer injuries than at any other point in the company's history.
Transocean and business partners BP and Halliburton all blame one another in the Deepwater Horizon disaster, which was still under investigation.As expected, TransOcean did not announce the bonus amounts. If nothing else, this award is in bad taste in the aftermath of the explosion that took so many innocent lives. .