Thanks, GCaptain for highlighting the CSB Accident Investigation Report.
I like this part the best: “Although there have been regulatory improvements since the accident, the effective management of safety critical elements has yet to be established,” Investigator MacKenzie said. “This results in potential safety gaps in U.S. offshore operations and leaves open the possibility of another similar catastrophic accident.”
But, I bet they had every form, checklist and log entry filled out and filed letter-perfect.
Funny that the American Petroleum Institute respectfully disagrees with the findings. I wonder how much they just increased the budget for the lobbyists in Washington to make sure Congress disagrees as well.