A new job listing on the job site of a Bahamas-based company that specializes in the cleaning of offshore oil and gas rigs has raised concerns among local environmental groups.
Antigua Marine Life (AMP), a Florida-based offshore oil company, says it is looking for an experienced cleaning contractor to clean rigs in the Gulf of St. Johns and the Bahamas.AMP was founded in 2004 by two brothers and one sister.
In a recent interview with Bloomberg, co-founder James L. Gagnon said he has no plans to expand the company, which is headquartered in Miami, Fla.
Gagnon declined to give a timeline for the hiring of an experienced cleaner, but he did say that the company plans to invest in cleaning facilities in the Caribbean region.
The Bahamas, where the company has operations, are among the most polluted areas in the world.
In an email to Bloomberg, the company said that “many of our offshore oil & gas jobs are located in the islands of the Bahamas and that the cleaning and maintenance of these vessels is an important component of our business.
We’re looking to hire a well-respected professional to clean these rigs, and we expect that the first round of hiring will take place within the next few weeks.”AMP did not respond to a request for comment.
According to the company’s website, it is an “academic, international and multinational company specializing in environmental engineering, marine science, and marine conservation.”
The company has a presence in the United States, the United Kingdom, Russia, Canada, France, Germany, Italy, India, Spain, and the United Arab Emirates.
The Bahamas is one of the most oil-rich countries in the Western Hemisphere.
The United States is one-third of the country’s oil supply, according to the Energy Information Administration.
It is also one of America’s most polluted countries, with some wells leaking in recent years.
The company’s oil rig cleaning company is known for being among the cleanest in the country, according the International Association of Oil Rigmen.
The job posting also listed two other offshore oil rig managers, as well as other offshore environmental professionals.