On the night of 20 April 2010, the Deepwater Horizon suffered a catastrophic blowout and subsequent fire that killed 11 hands, injured 17 more, and resulted in the complete loss of the drilling rig. The uncontrolled flow of oil from the Macondo well released an estimated 4.9 million barrels of oil into the Gulf of Mexico by the time the well was killed on 19 September.
This is a tribute to the men who were lost and injured two years ago, and to the massive coordinated effort that successfully halted the sickening, and unimpeded flow of oil from the Macondo Well.
If you were on the Horizon that day, or part of the well kill or clean up operations, please feel free to share your experience below.
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