Skip to main content
#
CISM International
Home
What Is CISM?
Custom Services
CISM  For First Responders & Military
CISM Benefits For Business
Oil & Gas Drilling Industry
  
We Remember
Deepwater Horizon Incident
Critical Incidents
Preventing Critical Incidents
Traumatic Impact
Symptoms
Acute Stress Disorder
Post Traumatic Stress Disorder
After An Incident
Coping With Critical Incidents
What Is Your Stress Index?
Stress Proofing Your Life
Simple Gratitude
Want Less Stress?
Credentials
Meet The Team
Therapy Animals
Contact
 We Remember 

Dateline: Drill Ship Discoverer Spirit, April 5, 2004  200 mi. south of Galveston, Gulf of Mexico.

I write this article from the bridge deck of the Spirit.  I am here at the request of Unocal and Transocean Drilling to provide CISM services to the crew of over 150 men and women on board. This is in response to the 3/27/04 crash of a helicopter in the Gulf of Mexico and the 10 people who died in that crash.  They were on their way to work on this ship, but never made it.  The impact of the crash and associated grief of those who loss friends, family and co-workers is of such magnitude that I thought it fitting to remember the ones who died on this site. 

Unocal:  David Kamolsiri, 24

Offshore Energy Services:  Jason Pettijean, 34; Trampas Terwillegar, 27

Halliburton:  Tyler Beaux, 23; Jeff Langley, Thomas Jackson, Andre Lake, ages unknown.

Dril-Quip:  Craig Bailey, 32.

ERA Aviation:  Pilot Tim O'Neal, 50; co-pilot Donald Janning, 46.

My heartfelt condolences to the families, co-workers and companies of these men.  My utmost respect and gratitude to Unocal and Transocean for the genuine compassion and caring they have displayed in providing CISM services to their employees during this time.

Over the course of 9 days and nights, including several crew changes for various departments on the ship, my team member, Skip Straus and myself provided 14 debriefings, 4 crisis management briefings and 47 individual crisis intervention sessions.

 The drill ship Discoverer Spirit



Sign Guest Book  View Guest Book 
Copyright 2019 Sherry Cardinal, LCSW All Rights Reserved

CISM International

SherryCardinal, LCSW, DAAETS
2839 Cone Flower Dr.

Richmond, TX 77469

Phone: 713-594-0859
Email: 
Sherry@criticalincidentstress.com

Site Powered By
eDirectHost Website Builder