Posted: Apr 22, 2010 3:12 PM by Melissa Canone
Updated: Apr 22, 2010 3:12 PM
NEW ORLEANS (AP) - Three recent federal inspections turned up no
violations at an offshore drilling rig that exploded and sank in
the Gulf of Mexico.
The Minerals Management Service said it inspected the Deepwater
Horizon in February, March and on April 1.
Spokeswoman Eileen Angelico says the rig moved to the site about
50 miles southeast of the Louisiana coast in January. It was
inspected three times as part of the agency's regular drilling
The Coast Guard is still searching for 11 workers missing since
the blast Tuesday night.
The rig is owned by Transocean Ltd. and leased by oil giant BP.