Umm Thanks?

Two days ago I posted on the fiasco that characterized Transocean’s recent decision to give out bonuses because of their terrific 2010 safety record. This is despite the Deepwater Horizon even that resulted in a loss of 11 lives. Yesterday Transocean announced that

Transocean’s senior management team, led by Chief Executive Officer Steven Newman, announced today that they are voluntarily donating the safety bonuses that were awarded to them for 2010 to the Deepwater Horizon Memorial Fund.

“The executive team made this decision because we believe it is the right thing to do,” Newman said. “Nothing is more important to Transocean than our people, and it was never our intent to diminish the effect the Macondo tragedy has had on those who lost loved ones,” Newman said. “We offer our most sincere apologies and we regret the impact this matter has had on the entire Transocean family.”

While I commend them on this decision it doesn’t distract from the original complete grasp of reality.

H/t to gCaptain

Dr. M (1720 Posts)

Craig McClain is the Assistant Director of Science for the National Evolutionary Synthesis Center, created to facilitate research to address fundamental questions in evolutionary science. He has conducted deep-sea research for 11 years and published over 40 papers in the area. He has participated in dozens of expeditions taking him to the Antarctic and the most remote regions of the Pacific and Atlantic. Craig’s research focuses mainly on marine systems and particularly the biology of body size, biodiversity, and energy flow. He focuses often on deep-sea systems as a natural test of the consequences of energy limitation on biological systems. He is the author and chief editor of Deep-Sea News, a popular deep-sea themed blog, rated the number one ocean blog on the web and winner of numerous awards. Craig’s popular writing has been featured in Cosmos, Science Illustrated, American Scientist, Wired, Mental Floss, and the Open Lab: The Best Science Writing on the Web.

One comment on “Umm Thanks?
  1. Sometimes you have to wonder if people like that live on the same planet as the rest of us. Don’t they have PR people to tell them that maybe that’s a bad idea in the first place?

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