Report: Transocean to donate ‘safety’ bonuses to a memorial fund for the BP victims
With a subsequent series of calamitous world events, the devastating Gulf of Mexico oil spill of last April managed to slip out of the headlines relatively quickly.
Recently, however, the oil spill made a roaring comeback in the public consciousness, mostly for the wrong reasons. Last week it was announced that Transocean Ltd., which was given at least one-third of the blame for the spill, gave its top executives massive bonuses for the “best year in safety performance in our company’s history.”
After a series of public condemnations from Republican and Democratic lawmakers, as well as certain comedic television personalities, Transocean executives announced they will be donating the bonuses to a memorial fund for the victims of the explosion of its oil rig - which BP had leased - that killed 11 people and spilled 200 million gallons of oil into the Gulf of Mexico, reports the Politico website.