Deepwater Horizon Marine Board of Investigation Public Hearing Day Two

Wed, 12 May 2010 13:00:00 GMT

A public hearing for the joint investigation will be held May 11-12, 2010 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. (CDT) at the Crowne Plaza Hotel, 2829 Williams Blvd., Kenner, La.

The purpose of this joint investigation is to develop conclusions and recommendations as they relate to the Deepwater Horizon MODU explosion and loss of life on April 20, 2010. The facts collected at this hearing, along with the lead investigators’ conclusions and recommendations will be forwarded to Coast Guard Headquarters and MMS for approval. Once approved, the final investigative report will be made available to the public and the media. No analysis or conclusions will be presented during the hearing.

Witnesses
  • Michael Saucier – MMS Regulatory and Inspection Programs
  • Capt. Verne Gifford – 8th Coast Guard District Chief of Prevention
  • Lt. Cmdr. Michael Odom – Liquefied Gas Carrier National Center of Expertise, National Technical Advisor
  • Lt. Barbara Wilk – Investigating Officer, Coast Guard Marine Safety Unit Morgan City
  • Brian Bubar – Deputy Commissioner Maritime Affairs, Republic of Marshall Islands
  • Capt. Thomas Heinan – Deputy Commissioner Maritime Affairs, Republic of Marshall Islands
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