[QUOTE=bnhpr;34915]Shutdown of drilling in the Gulf for 6 months will put 30,000 people out of work in the region. Many of them from Louisiana, and in associated business in Louisiana. Have they not suffered enough?
All the fishermen are out of work, now, the rest of the state. Thanks US gov, your doing a great job.
A couple incompetent people make bad decisions and thousands are put out of work.[/QUOTE]
Non of the rigs or people will work again in the GOM or US waters in their current state. Go to the MMS site and see their proposed requirements, The Presidential study that is due six months from yesterday will add new rules. From there it all goes to congress and White House who will right new laws for the oil industry.
Two things are sure the rigs will be replace with new “safer designs” or at least major rework. No one will work on rigs going forward without a ticket for their job title. Everyone will be certified or they will not get on the rig. Just like we have done for ships and planes for years.
It will be along time before that gets done.
Will you be a worker or someone hired to watch the workers. We will have watchers watching watchers when this is done and many more bodies living on the rig.