Transocean plans Deepwater Horizon memorial service

By Phaedra Friend Troy

Transocean is holding a private memorial ceremony on Tuesday, May 25, for the Deepwater Horizon crew and their families. 

For comprehensive coverage of the Deepwater Horizon incident, oil spill in the Gulf of Mexico and efforts under way to resolve them, visit PennEnergy's Oil Spill in the Gulf of Mexico special section.

Being held at the Jackson Convention Complex in Jackson, Mississippi, the memorial service is planned to honor the 11 lost crewmembers of the doomed Deepwater Horizon drilling rig.

The memorial service is for “those who were lost, those who survived and those who rescued.”

Although the media is not invited inside the event, press will be able to watch the event via a live closed circuit television in a separate room. Also satellite video feed will be made available and photos will be released after the event at a special website Transocean has developed,

A memorial fund has also been established for those who would like to donate to the families of those who perished.

The company stated that “we will never forget,” pledging to honor the men who lost their lives. The 11 lost in the Deepwater Horizon accident include Jason Anderson, Aaron Dale Burkeen, Donald Clark, Stephen Curtis, Roy Wyatt Kemp, Karl Kleppinger, Gordon Jones, Blair Manuel, Dewey Revette, Shane Roshto and Adam Weise.

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