Horizon crew tried to activate BOP

deepwater horizon blaze

Inferno: the semi-submersible rig Deepwater Horizon burns following an explosion last week

A "SWAT team" of US minerals Management Services (MMS) inspectors are checking blowout preventers (BOP) across the Gulf today following reports that the crew of the Deepwater Horizon unsuccessfully tried to activate the BOP before evacuating.

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