Rachel just mentioned this and it took about 5 seconds to locate it using TEH GOOGLY.
In case you need to be reminded, Transocean is the company that was running the BP oil rig that exploded last April 20, killing 11 people instantly and several hundred miles of shoreline in a rather more leisurely fashion. The fate of several thousand people along the shore is decidedly uncertain.
Transocean Ltd. had its "best year in safety performance" despite the explosion of its Deepwater Horizon rig that left 11 dead and oil gushing into the Gulf of Mexico, the world's largest offshore-rig company said in a securities filing Friday.. . .The payout contrasts with that for 2009, when the company withheld all executive bonuses after incurring four fatalities that year "to underscore the company's commitment to safety."
In a filing on executive pay, Transocean said, "Notwithstanding the tragic loss of life in the Gulf of Mexico, we achieved an exemplary statistical safety record." Based on the total rate of incidents and their severity, "we recorded the best year in safety performance in our company's history."
I don't think there is anything I could say that would make this better.
I don't think there is anything I could say that would make this worse.
Really. Vocabulary fails me.