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SAN FRANCISCO, Calif. — The Coast Guard and local officials have set new rules that restrict cargo ships, oil tankers and other large vessels from traveling near to the Bay Bridge when in heavy fog when visibility is less than half a mile, in hopes of avoiding future crashes similar to several recent cargo ship accidents that took place while sailing under the San Francisco Bay Bridge.
PENSACOLA, Florida — Twelve crew members were rescued by aircrews from the U.S. Coast Guard on Friday morning, Jan. 18, after their 170-foot research ship capsized about 141 miles south of Pensacola.
BATON ROUGE, La. — In a statement on the Philippine embassy website, it is reported that on Friday, Nov. 23, a second oil rig worker who was hospitalized for injuries at the Baton Rouge General Burn Center, has died.
The Philippine Embassy in Washington, D.C., confirmed Sunday, Nov. 18, that the body that was recovered by the oil rig accident site on Saturday evening was one of two missing Filipino maritime workers. The company says it has expanded its search for the other missing worker.
NEW ORLEANS, La. – One body of the two missing oil rig workers has been recovered Saturday evening at 5:25 p.m. CST in 30 feet of water near the site of the oil rig fire by divers who were contracted by the owner of the oil platform.
The U.S. Coast Guard continued their search Saturday, Nov. 17, for two oil rig workers who still remain missing the day after a fire broke out on an oil platform approximately 25 miles south of Grand Isle, La., in the Gulf of Mexico. The two men are feared dead.
GRAND ISLE, La – - Two people are reported missing following an explosion and fire that occurred on an oil platform operated by Black Elk Energy about 20 miles south of Grand Isle in the Gulf of Mexico on November 16, 2012. According to a report from KHOU-TV, the U.S. Coast Guard in New Orleans confirms that a fire has erupted in a Gulf oil rig off the Louisiana coast.
The U.S. Coast Guard received reports at about 9:15 a.m. Central Time that on Friday morning, November 16, 2012 there was an explosion and fire aboard an oil rig about 20 miles south of Grand Isle, LA. ... Read More
Greenpeace has obtained documents under the Freedom of Information Act showing that officials of the Obama administration are tightly controlling information about whales and other wildlife caught up in the disaster.
NEW ORLEANS, La. — Both BP and the U.S Coast Guard said that the September 2012 oil sheen that appeared in the Gulf and was linked by laboratory tests to the Macondo well, most likely came from a piece of discarded equipment from the April 10, 2010 Deepwater Horizon oil spill.
Rumors are circulating that the federal government may steer money from a BP settlement on oil spill environmental fines away from the Restore Act, a long-fought-for bill which divides the BP Clean Water Act fines among Gulf Coast states to be used for environmental and economic recovery.