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Jul 21, 2011

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Call it what you'd like, they're still MMS

POGO, it’s much worse than you know. If the CSB loses its authority, it may be a long wait indeed before the NTSB takes on issues of offshore production safety. According to the NTSB’s web site, it's been 17 years since the NTSB’s low-profile maritime division last investigated an accident involving a mobile drilling rig like Deepwater Horizon. In fact, these investigations are such a low priority for the NTSB that it has entered into a memorandum of understanding “outsourcing” this function to the Coast Guard.

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