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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.

Photo of Dustin Danos Photo Credit: Gulf Offshore Logistics, LLC

Photo of Dustin Danos Photo Credit: Gulf Offshore Logistics, LLC

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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.

 Map shows location where a fuel barge ran aground on a shoal near the harbor entrance at Fort Point in Portsmouth Harbor, NH on November 5, 2013.

Map shows location where a fuel barge ran aground on a shoal near the harbor entrance at Fort Point in Portsmouth Harbor, NH on November 5, 2013.

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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.

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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.

Photo shows the teo double skin barges that were grounded in Galveston, Texas on October 30, 2013.

Photo shows two double skin barges that were grounded in Galveston, Texas on Oct. 30, 2013.

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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.

Photo shows Lapalco Bridge over the Harvey Canal that was struck by a towboat October 25, 2013. Photo Credit: NOLA.com The Times-Picayune

Photo shows Lapalco Bridge over the Harvey Canal that was struck by a towboat on Friday night , October 25, 2013. Photo Credit: NOLA.com The Times-Picayune

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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 in St. Louis.

One person was killed in a barge accident on the Missouri River on October 23, 2013 in St Louis, MO.

Man was killed in a barge accident on the Missouri River on October 23, 2013 in St Louis, MO. PHOTO CREDIT: KMOV.com St. Louis

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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, the New Orleans Fire Department and the New Orleans Coast Guard all responded to the scene.

Photo of capsized tow boat in Port of New Orleans Oct. 22, 2013. Photo: Nolo.com

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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.

Photo shows location of Coast Guard medivac of 50 year old man aboard the barge Boaz on October 13, 2013, 10 miles south of the Chandeleur Islands.

Photo shows location of Coast Guard medivac of 50 year old man aboard the barge Boaz on October 13, 2013, 10 miles south of the Chandeleur Islands.

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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.

Photo shows inflatables keeping a downed helicopter upright following a crash in the Gulf of Mexico, Oct. 9, 2013. An offshore supply vessel were able to pick up the four victims. A Coast Guard Air Station New Orleans MH-65 helicopter and crew assisted in the rescue. Photo Credit: U.S. Coast Guard.

Photo shows inflatables keeping a downed helicopter upright following a crash in the Gulf of Mexico, Oct. 9, 2013. An offshore supply vessel picked up the 4 victims. A Coast Guard Air Station New Orleans MH-65 helicopter and crew assisted in the rescue. Photo: U.S. Coast Guard.

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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.

Federal Appeals court ordered Judge Carl Barbier to “give further consideration” to BP claims that the terms of the multibillion-dollar settlement were being misinterpreted, and that the formula used to calculate potential losses needed to be clarified.

Federal appeals court ordered Judge Carl Barbier to “give further consideration” to BP claims that the terms of the multibillion-dollar settlement were being misinterpreted, and that the formula used to calculate potential losses needed to be clarified.

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