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BP CEO's holiday 'gaffe'

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BP CEO's holiday 'gaffe'


BP CEO Tony Hayward has come in for more criticism across the Atlantic for taking time to spend the day sailing with his son off England’s south coast.

The oil giant on Friday appointed managing director Robert Dudley to take over the clean-up operation of the Gulf of Mexico oil spill.

Nevertheless, Hayward’s short break has angered Louisiana residents.

Fishing boat captain Craig Bielkiewic said: “So he got his life back. I guess he never lost his life. So, I guess we’re still working on ours.”

White House Chief of Staff Rahm Emanuel told ABC’s This Week that the holiday formed“part of a long line of PR gaffes and mistakes” he said the company has made.

But BP rejected that criticism, pointing out it was Haywards’s first day off since the 20th of April -the day the spill began following a deadly rig blast.

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