For Immediate Release: Contact: Nicolette Nye
Wednesday, April 20, 2011 (202) 347-6900
National Ocean Industries Association Remembers Lives Lost in Macondo Tragedy
Washington – On the anniversary of the Macondo tragedy, Randall Luthi, President of the National Ocean Industries Association (NOIA) issued the following statement:
“Today we remember the 11 men who lost their lives a year ago in the Gulf of Mexico and our thoughts go out to their families and loved ones. Our industry will always remember the tragic loss of Jason Anderson, Dale Burkeen, Donald Clark, Stephen Curtis, Gordon Jones, Roy Wyatt Kemp, Karl Kleppinger, Blair Manuel, Dewey Revette, Shane Roshto and Adam Weise.
“In the wake of this tragedy, it is appropriate for our industry to continue an intensive, thorough, collective and cooperative self-examination. We honor their memory by remaining committed to an environment of safety and accident prevention that will guard against a future tragedy.”
NOIA is the only national trade association representing all segments of the offshore industry with an interest in the exploration and production of both traditional and renewable energy resources on the nation’s outer continental shelf. The NOIA membership comprises more than 270 companies engaged in business activities ranging from producing to drilling, engineering to marine and air transport, offshore construction to equipment manufacture and supply, telecommunications to finance and insurance.