[QUOTE=cmjeff;32504]Feel free to start an “I Love Transocean” thread if you feel strongly the other way ( I’ll even write a post or two in their support) but this one just really irritated me.
[I][B]I hate transocean because…[/B][/I]
Because they made the guys sign this BS waver before letting them contact their families.
(P.S. Feel free to reply with your frustrations.)[/QUOTE]
Please find below a statement from T.O. Kinda blows a hole in your argument, always get the facts not second hand info.
[FONT=Arial]As many of you know, there have been an unfortunate number of inaccurate reports in the past several days relating to the manner in which Transocean treated crew members immediately following the April 20, 2010, explosion aboard the [I][I]Deepwater Horizon. [/I][/I]Among these erroneous allegations is one that asserts that crew members were asked to sign “waivers” relating to possible injuries.[/FONT]
[FONT=Arial]We clearly are concerned about these types of allegations and the impressions they cause. As a result, we issued a [B][B][COLOR=#bd2d24][COLOR=#bd2d24]news release[/B][/COLOR][/COLOR][/B] a few minutes ago to clarify the facts regarding the series of events that transpired that evening and the days after the incident.[/FONT]
[FONT=Arial]Specifically, it is important that you understand the following:[/FONT]
[FONT=Symbol]·[FONT=Times New Roman][SIZE=1] [/FONT][/SIZE][/FONT][B][I][FONT=Arial][B][I]The U.S. Coast Guard, as on-scene incident command, and not Transocean, was in control of rescue vessel:[/I][/B][/FONT][/I][/B][FONT=Arial] We are indebted to the Coast Guard for their efforts at sea. In fact, a[COLOR=black]ll decisions aboard the rescue boat, the [I][I]Damon Bankston[/I][/I], were made solely by the Coast Guard, which also coordinated a[/COLOR]ll efforts to transport crew members from the rig to shore. At all times, the Coast Guard utilized standard maritime procedures. [/FONT]
[FONT=Arial]Our immediate concern, of course, was to account for all those aboard the rig and to search for those 11 men who were ultimately determined lost. [COLOR=black]All decisions aboard the rescue boat were made solely by the Coast Guard, including the length of time crew members were kept at sea, the final destination port and decision not to allow them use of the satellite phones aboard the boat. As you know, those [/COLOR]crew members who were critically injured were immediately transported by Medevac to the appropriate medical facilities. [/FONT]
[FONT=Symbol]·[FONT=Times New Roman][SIZE=1] [/FONT][/SIZE][/FONT][B][I][FONT=Arial][B][I]Our crew members were treated with courtesy and respect upon arrival at Port Fourchon. [/I][/B][/FONT][/I][/B][FONT=Arial]Crew member comfort and needs were our top priority at the docks. As a result, upon arrival, crew members were given an opportunity to go home or to accept transportation to the Crowne Plaza Hotel in Kenner, Louisiana, which had been set up as our base location. Contrary to several erroneous reports, Transocean did not distribute any sort of incident response forms or “waivers” to the crew members at that time. [/FONT]
[COLOR=black][FONT=Symbol]·[FONT=Times New Roman][SIZE=1] [/FONT][/COLOR][/SIZE][/FONT][B][I][FONT=Arial][B][I]Crew members returning to the hotel were offered medical care, rooms or a second opportunity to go home:[/I][/B][/FONT][/I][/B][FONT=Arial] The Crowne Plaza Hotel served as a central location for the crew members and their families, and our goal was to meet their personal and medical needs, while obtaining as much information about the incident as possible. Upon arriving at the hotel, crew members were offered the opportunity to meet with qualified medical professionals, to retire to private rooms where they could eat, shower and sleep, or go home.[COLOR=black][/COLOR][/FONT]
[COLOR=black][FONT=Arial]Only then did we ask crew members to voluntarily fill out a simple-language, one-page incident report document. The document asked them to describe – in a few words – where they were at the time of the incident and what they were doing. Each person also was asked to affirm, if true, that he was [U]not[/U] a witness and/or that he was [U]not[/U] injured. There was no elaboration required. Crew members were free to complete this form at their leisure; in fact, they were free not to complete it at all. Some crew members even took the forms home and returned them later. [/COLOR][/FONT]
[COLOR=black][FONT=Arial]We are hopeful that the news release we issued will help to stop the erroneous reports and get the facts out into the public domain. We also hope that this letter provides each of you with clarity on any inaccurate statements that you may be hearing and empowers each of you to provide these facts to others.[/COLOR][/FONT]
[COLOR=black][FONT=Arial]In closing, I want to reiterate that Transocean’s first commitment has always been and will continue to be to the safety and well-being of our people. All actions and decisions taken by our Company representatives, as well as those by the Coast Guard, on the evening of the incident and throughout the days following, were made with a focus on meeting the personal and medical needs of all those aboard the [I][I]Deepwater Horizon[/I][/I]. It is important that everyone understands the facts regarding the events that transpired and the decisions that were made.[/COLOR][/FONT]
[FONT=Arial]As always, our thoughts and prayers remain with the friends and families of our lost co-workers. We continue to be deeply grateful for the tremendous support and respect that each of you has shown your fellow co-workers. [/FONT]
[FONT=Arial]President and CEO [/FONT]