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Coast Guard Searches for Dustin Danos Crewman Missing in Gulf of Mexico

Tue, 12 Nov 2013 16:12:13 +0000

NEW ORLEANS, La. — The U.S. Coast Guard sent out a news release that they and commercial crews are searching for a missing crewman from the offshore vessel Dustin Danos 60 miles southwest of Port Fourchon, Saturday, Nov. 9. The news release states: Watchstanders with Coast Guard Sector New Orleans received a report of a [...]

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Barge Loaded With Fuel Runs Aground in Ft. Point N.H. Outside Portsmouth Harbor

Fri, 08 Nov 2013 16:28:04 +0000

FT. POINT, N.H. — A barge loaded with diesel fuel that ran aground in Ft. Point N.H. outside Portsmouth Harbor late Tuesday, November 5, is being assessed for damages. According to the Coast Guard reports say there is no leaking from the vessel, which was carrying 80,000 barrels of low-sulfur diesel. The U.S. Coast Guard said, [...]

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Barge Worker Killed in Conveyor Belt Accident

Tue, 05 Nov 2013 20:16:25 +0000

LUDINGTON, MI — Officials reported that a 37-year-old Pentwater man was killed after being tangled in equipment onboard a barge on Sunday on Lake Michigan. The Tug Undaunted and Barge P.M. 41 were heading north near Ludington on Sunday afternoon, November 3, when the U.S. Coast Guard received a call about the man’s death. The [...]

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U.S. Coast Guard Frees Two Double Skin Oil Barges Grounded in Galveston, TX

Fri, 01 Nov 2013 19:33:21 +0000

GALVESTON, Texas — The U.S. Coast Guard issued a news release stating that the two double-skinned barges, loaded with approximately two million gallons of crude oil, that were grounded near the Galveston Causeway Bridge Sunday, Oct. 31, were freed Tuesday. The new release stated: After many unsuccessful attempts to unground the barges with assist tugs [...]

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Towboat Strikes Lapalco Bridge in Harvey, La.

Tue, 29 Oct 2013 17:29:28 +0000

HARVEY, La. — According to the U.S. Coast Guard, a towboat pushing barges on Friday, Oct. 25, struck the span of the Lapalco Bridge in Harvey, Louisiana resulting in minor damage to the bridge’s catwalk. Harvey is located about 7 miles south of New Orleans. The accident happened on October 25 at about 11 p.m [...]

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Injured Worker Dies in Hosptial After Barge Strikes His Johnboat Near St Louis

Fri, 25 Oct 2013 19:11:11 +0000

ST. LOUIS, MO. — A man who was injured and tossed into the Missouri River when his johnboat was struck by a barge Wednesday, Oct. 23, has died Thursday morning. The victim was identified as Rodney “Rocky” Stumo, 51, of Rolla, Mo., who ws pronounced dead at 5:30 a.m. Thursday, October 24, at Barnes-Jewish Hospital [...]

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Five People Rescued From Capsized Tow Boat in Port of New Orleans

Tue, 22 Oct 2013 18:44:03 +0000

NEW ORLEANS, La. — A tow boat with 5 people aboard, capsized in the Mississippi River on Tuesday, Oct 22, when the boat flipped over after catching a large wake from a passing ship. All five people were rescued and transported to harbor patrol. No serious serious injuries were reported, according to authorities. Harbor Police, [...]

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Coast Guard Rescues Man Who Suffers Heart Attack Aboard the Barge Boaz

Tue, 15 Oct 2013 19:36:21 +0000

NEW ORLEANS, La. — The U.S. Coast Guard issued a release stating that Watchstanders at Coast Guard Sector New Orleans received a report at 6:03 a.m. on Saturday, October 12, that a 50-year-old male, aboard the barge Boaz, was reportedly suffering from a cardiac condition. The Boaz transferred the man to a nearby platform. The [...]

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Helicopter Crash in Gulf of Mexico: Pilot Killed Two Offshore Oil Rig Workers Injured

Wed, 09 Oct 2013 19:16:51 +0000

VENICE, La. — A helicopter that took off from an oil rig on Wednesday, October 9, carrying three offshore workers and a contract pilot, crashed immediately after takeoff into the Gulf of Mexico, killing the pilot and severely injuring two of the workers. The Coast Guard was notified around 7:24 a.m. Wednesday morning, October 9, [...]

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Appeals Court Orders Judge Barbier to Give Further Consideration to BP Claims Dispute

Tue, 08 Oct 2013 17:55:04 +0000

NEW ORLEANS, La. — The second phase of the BP oil spill trial which began on Monday, October 7, in New Orleans, is set to determine how much oil was spilled. In the meantime, BP was handed down a partial win by a Federal Appeals court, regarding the intial interpretation of the settlement claims agreement. [...]

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