Tony Hayward Yachting On “Well-Earned Private Time”
BP CEO Tony Hayward, having been removed from day-to-day operations in the Gulf, what a BP spokesperson called “well-earned private time.” Hayward is watching his yacht, “Bob,” participate in the J.P. Morgan Asset Management Round the Island Race.
Still, hobnobbing with millionaires and their yachts is likely to be a hard sell in the Gulf, which is struggling to deal with up to 120 million gallons of oil that have escaped from the blown-out well. Oil has been washing up along the Gulf Coast from Louisiana to Florida, killing birds and fish, coating delicate marshes and wetlands and covering pristine beaches with tar balls.
Hayward already angered many in the U.S. when he was quoted in the Times of London as suggesting that Americans were particularly likely to file bogus claims. He later shocked residents in Louisiana by telling them that no one wanted to resolve the crisis as badly as he did because “I’d like my life back.”
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