In what will surely take the 2011 Audacity Award Transocean Ltd. made a statement Friday that it had its “best year in safety performance.” O’ no they didn’t! O’ yes Transocean has balls and despite the explosion of its Deepwater Horizon rig that left 11 dead, 9 Transocean employees, and polluting half the Gulf of Mexico they said this
“Notwithstanding the tragic loss of life in the Gulf of Mexico, we achieved an exemplary statistical safety record,” Transocean stated in a filing on executive pay, “we recorded the best year in safety performance in our company’s history.”
But Transocean not only has ball, they have big balls. Because of this exemplary safety record, Transocean’s executives received two-thirds of their target safety bonus.
But Transocean not only has big balls, they have big brass balls. Monday Transocean stated they regretted using “insensitive” wording. Not regretted a poor safety record that left 11 dead, an untold amount of oil in the Gulf of Mexico, the loss of countless economic dollars to the poor Southern states and citizens, and numerous health issues to the same all while patting themselves on the back and boosting their paychecks. No, no apology for that. No they apologize for subpar writing of a filed paperwork. I guess the Joe Shmoe who word pressed that bad boy won’t be getting a bonus!
h/t to gCaptain.