• BP Macando Oil Spill Litigation Addresses Offshore Maritime Issues
  • June 13, 2012 | Authors: William C. Baldwin; Michael G. Lemoine
  • Law Firms: Jones Walker LLP - New Orleans Office ; Jones Walker LLP - Lafayette Office
  • On April 20, 2010, a well blowout occurred at the Macondo Well site approximately 50 miles off the coast of Louisiana; and an explosion and fire ensued aboard the semi-submersible drilling vessel Deepwater Horizon. The vessel was owned and operated by Transocean and chartered to British Petroleum (“BP”). The explosion and fire resulted in fatalities, personal injuries, and the total loss of the Deepwater Horizon.