Alarms Were Disabled on Transocean's Gulf Oil Rig : News Photo
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Alarms Were Disabled on Transocean's Gulf Oil Rig

Mike Williams, a chief engineer technician for Transocean Ltd., testifies during a U.S. Coast Guard and Interior Department joint investigation hearing in Kenner, Louisiana, U.S., on Friday, July 23, 2010. General alarms on Transocean Ltd.'s Deepwater Horizon drilling rig leased by BP Plc had been disabled for a year before it exploded and sank in the Gulf of Mexico, causing the biggest U.S. oil spill in history. The alarms would've warned all crew members of a fire or a large amount of explosive gas and were connected to an emergency shutdown system, Williams said. Photographer: Mike O'Berry/U.S. Coast Guard via Bloomberg
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Editorial #:103054711
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Date created:July 23, 2010
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Object name:GULF ALARMS
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