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Gulf of Mexico - Lawsuit Sheds Light on Serious Drillship Incident in Gulf of Mexico During 2020’s Hurricane Zeta

A former senior engineer on board a Transocean drillship in the U.S. Gulf of Mexico has filed a civil lawsuit alleging the offshore drilling contractor and its business partners put profits and production over safety by failing to disconnect from a deepwater well in time as a hurricane was bearing down on them last October.

A former senior engineer on board a Transocean drillship in the U.S. Gulf of Mexico has filed a civil lawsuit alleging the offshore drilling contractor and its business partners put profits and production over safety by failing to disconnect from a deepwater well in time as a hurricane was bearing down on them last October.

The plaintiff in the lawsuit, Christopher Pleasant, was the Sr. Subsea Supervisor on the ultra-deepwater drillship Deepwater Asgard in the Green Canyon area of the GOM at the time of the late October 2020 hurricane. He brought the case under the Jones Act and general maritime law and is represented by offshore injury attorneys at Arnold & Itkin, LLP. Pleasant also happens to be a survivor of the April 2010 Deepwater Horizon disaster. More lawsuits from additional employees on board the rig at the time have since piled on.

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