May 12, 2010 10:04 PM

Coast Guard inspectors: Offshore oil regulations outdated

Lt. Cmdr. Michael Odom told a board looking into the April 20 blast that left 11 dead and a runaway oil leak in the Gulf of Mexico that regulations governing offshore drilling are out of date on everything from the serious to the mundane. For example, he said lifeboat regulations for offshore wells assume passengers will include children.

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