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Unformatted text preview: of the Damon Bankston, who was also on the bridge of that vessel, testified: And he [Erickson] advised me that there was mud or something coming out from under the rig. I started to turn to look and I seen mud falling on the back half of my boat, kind of like a black rain. And I was a little annoyed at first because I thought it might have been a ruptured hose through a process up there. So when I seen the magnitude of the mud coming down we instinctively closed the wheelhouse doors. I went to the port side and I looked out up at the derrick and thatʹs when I seen the mud coming out the top of the derrick. I came back to the center of the ship, established contact with the Horizon and asked them what was going on. ʺIʹm getting mud on me.ʺ I was advised that they was having trouble with the well. Momentarily after that, another voice came over the radio asking me to go to 500 meter standby. I advised them I still had a transfer hose onboard. There was a pause and a response and then shortly after that, the first...
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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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