Fire on the Horizon LP: The Untold Story of the Gulf Oil Disaster
by Shroder, Tom
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A real-life thriller in the tradition of "The Perfect Storm," "Fire on the Horizon" recounts the life of the Deepwater Horizon drilling rig--from its construction in South Korea in the year 2000 to its journey around the world to its disastrous end. On and off the rig, "Fire on the Horizon" reveals the particulars of a culture most of us have never known, from the small maritime colleges to Transocean's training schools and Houston headquarters, and culminates in the harrowing minute-by-minute account of the fateful day, April 20, 2010, when the half-billion-dollar rig blew up, taking the lives of eleven people and leaving an unprecedented swath of natural destruction in its fiery wake.