Rig owner Transocean admits ‘insensitive’ comment on safety

“Nothing in the proxy was intended to minimize this tragedy or diminish the impact it has had on those who lost loved ones. Everyone at Transocean continues to mourn the loss of these friends and colleagues,” the statement adds.

Transocean’s Deepwater Horizon rig was under contract to BP to drill the oil giant’s ill-fated Macondo well. 

The April 2010 well blowout and rig explosion killed 11 workers, and touched off the months-long oil spill the dumped several million barrels of oil into the Gulf of Mexico.