On August 4th, 2014, Blake International Rigs, LLC was presented with The American Equity Underwriters, INC (AEU) Safety Award. This award recognizes AEU members having the the lowest number and severity of claims per hours worked for each calendar year. Of AEU’s five hundred members, Blake International was honored to be the recipient of the 2013 offshore division award. 

Beau Blake, President and CEO of Blake International Rigs, accepted the award at the annual American Longshore Mutual Association, Ltd (ALMA) conference in San Diego, California. Issuing the award was James Burgin, Sr. Vice President and Director of Loss Control of AEU, and Mike Lapeyrouse, President and CEO of AEU. 

Commenting on the award, Mr. Blake said “Receiving this award is a significant achievement for our employees. Safety is a core value for Blake International Rigs, and an integral part of our corporate culture. Thanks to the hard work of our employees, and their dedication to creating a safe environment, more than 375 employees returned home safely in 2013. Blake International Rigs will continue striving to create the safest environment for our employees. By the end of 2014, we hope to celebrate our sixth year in a row of zero Lost Time Accidents.”

Blake International Rigs, LLC is the only privately held platform rig contractor in the Gulf of Mexico. Their main office is located in Houma, Louisiana, with additional locations in Houston and Del Carmen, Mexico.



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