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Oil Rig Disaster #522879

NBC Evening News for Monday, Mar 08, 1982
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(Studio) Report introduced
REPORTER: John Chancellor

(Studio) Last month's sinking of Ocean Ranger oil rig recalled; apparent cause of incident explained.
REPORTER: Roger Mudd

(DC) Coast Guard's assessment of state of safety inspections for offshore oil rigs outlined. [Rear Admiral Clyde LUSK - claims responsibility rests with owners.] [Representative John BREAUX - questions possible avoidance of Ocean Ranger's sinking if Coast Guard had inspected rig on time.] Penalty for rig operating without certification, and Breaux's proposal, noted.
REPORTER: Lisa Myers

Chancellor, John;
Mudd, Roger;
Myers, Lisa

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