Oil Spill Hearings Reveal Deepwater Rig Lost Power to Fight Fire

Dear All -

At the Kenner, La hearings [I]of the U.S. Coast Guard and Minerals Management Service [/I]last week Motorman Paul Meinhart III testified that emergency generators didn’t work after the first explosions rang out, and his subsequent attempts to manually start a backup electrical generator were also unsuccessful. The rig’s chief mate, David Young, testified that with no power, the rig’s fire pumps didn’t work and attempts to fight the fire were abandoned. [B]Read Full Story[/B].