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Archive for February, 2012

Crew Boat aground

A 135-foot crew boat owned by Seacor Marine ran aground early Friday  causing various injuries to the four-man crew and an oil spill. ... Read More

BP Plc, operator of the Macondo well that caused the worst oil spill disaster in the history of the United States, is expected to reach a settlement with the U.S. Government for the disaster after partner Mitsui & Co.’s MOEX Offshore 2007 L.L.C. agreed on fines.

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Portland Barge Injury

A 57-year-old man was killed Sunday after falling into the chemical holding tank of a barge located on the banks of the Willamette River in Portland, according to fire officials.   ... Read More

A portion of the lower Mississippi River remains closed Friday after two barges collided approximately 50 miles north of New Orleans.

According to a Coast Guard report, a construction barge being towed by the M/V Alydar collided with a tank barge being towed by the M/V Clarence W. Settoon early Friday morning near mile marker 139 on Mississippi River.  As a result, the tank barge suffered a huge gash in her side above the waterline that released some of her cargo of Louisiana sweet crude oil. ... Read More

Costa Concordia Disaster

Over 30 additional survivors of the Costa Concordia disaster have joined a Florida lawsuit that accuses the Costa Concordia owners, Carnival Cruise Corp., of gross negligence and fraud, according to a Reuters report. ... Read More

Italian TV has recently aired unseen footage inside the Costa Concordia cruise ship showing the crew’s reaction to the ship just prior to sinking. The video shows Italian Captain Francesco Schettino talking on the telephone about halfway into the video.

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Crew of Horizon Reliance

The Captain and crew of an 893-foot containership belonging to the Jones Act carrier Horizon Lines became instant heros early Wednesday morning after rescuing a family from their sinking vessel in the Pacific Ocean.

At approximately 1:30am on Wednesday, the U.S.-flagged Jones Act containership, Horizon Reliance, was alerted by Coast Guard that a family of 3, including a nine-year old boy, was adrift on their 33-foot sailboat with no power and sails shredded.  At the time, the vessel was on a rather routine journey carrying U.S. goods between Hawaii and the West Coast. But just 149 miles away, the Captain of the Horizon Reliance, Captain James Keller, answered the call and quickly diverted his vessel to the stranded sailors.

Conditions were heavy with 40 knot winds, sea swells in the 20-ft. range, and stinging rain. Not exactly favorable for a high-seas rescue. As they approached, a large wave capsized the vessel, throwing the men and boy into the water. ... Read More

U.S.D.C. EASTERN DISTRICT, La. – Louisiana maritime lawyer, Gordon, Elias & Seely, LLP, represent a 35 year Jones Act seaman from Columbia, Mississippi who was seriously injured while working as an employee of ATLANTIC SOUNDING.

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delta mariner accident

Photo courtesy Flickr user 'Porch Dog'

The Coast Guard said Friday that it has approved a salvage plan submitted by Foss Maritime to remove the supply ship M/V Delta Mariner and section of bridge that still rests across her bow more than a week after striking a Kentucky bridge. ... Read More

V.A. FOGG Ship

V.A. FOGG

Yesterday, February 1st, 2012, marked the 40th anniversary of the explosion and sinking of the cargo vessel V.A. Fogg in Gulf of Mexico, resulting in the death of all 39 crew members onboard. ... Read More

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