Salvage Code Red: Gulf Oil Disaster

National Geographic
About the Show
On the night of the 20th April 2010, a may-day call was received, reporting an explosion on the Deepwater Horizon oil rig. 50 miles off the coast of Louisiana in the Gulf of Mexico, the rig was now engulfed in flames. Local vessels desperately douse the rig in water in their attempt to stem the blaze, whilst an emergency response call is sent out around the world. The coastguard searches the seas for missing personnel, who remain unaccounted for amongst the rescued and the injured. If the rig is lost, the United States of America could be facing one of the biggest catastrophes in oil spill history.


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