I've been hearing more and more lately about numerous lawsuits being brought against oil companies because of people getting cancer from drill ships and rigs? Does anyone know if there is any truth to this? Or is the risk of exposure to toxic products just as bad on seagoing vessels? And for that matter, how about working on a towing vessel pushing benzene related cargo? Not sure if there is really any validity to any of it or if its just people trying to point a finger at the oil companies to force them into a a settlement. I tend to believe that if you worked in a major city your whole career you would be exposed to some pretty bad stuff everyday as well, but just curious if anyone knows for sure if working on oil platforms and drill ships are known to be more hazardous to your health.