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Unformatted text preview: ng ability (the ability to keep the MODU on position) is deteriorating and that preparations to disconnect should begin; and the “red” level signals that disconnection is necessary due to continuing deterioration of station‐keeping abilities. Transocean’s manual states that there is redundant communication in the driller’s console and on the bridge to ensure that the driller and crew on the bridge can communicate in the case of any emergency. 296 Transocean’s well control emergency response manual requires drill crews to discuss possible emergency disconnect actions. The manual does not provide the rig’s master with defined emergency disconnect responsibilities. 297 The drilling crew, not the master, will typically be in the best position to evaluate possible emergency disconnect actions in a drilling‐related emergency. An expert retained by the JIT, Captain Carl Smith, testified that, as a master, he would “rely on the experience of the people on the drill floor” to...
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This note was uploaded on 01/18/2014 for the course BEPP 305 taught by Professor Nini during the Fall '11 term at UPenn.

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