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Archive for April, 2012

The Coast Guard over the weekend suspended its search for the master of a tugboat who authorities believe fell overboard from his vessel on Wednesday off the coast of Newport, R.I.

Brendan O’Leary, 48, was last seen around 1:30 p.m. by the crew of the New York-based 91-foot tugboat Steven-Scott, and was reported missing about an hour later. At the time of the incident, the tugboat was about nine miles south of the coast of Newport, R.I.

“We no longer have planes or boats dedicated to the search,” said Petty Officer Connie Terrell. ... Read More

A loss of propulsion control caused by a faulty valve and lack of alarm to alert crewmembers caused the 2010 Staten Island Ferry allision with the ferry terminal, according to findings from the NTSB investigation into the incident.   ... Read More

HOUSTON, TX. — The Justice Department announced Tuesday, April 24, that a former BP engineer has been arrested on two counts of obstruction of justice for destroying evidence in the 2010 Deepwater Horizon disaster that occurred in the Gulf of Mexico.

Photo shows the Deepwater Horizon on fire on April 20, 2010 where 11 men died.

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SMITHVILLE LAKE, MO — Rescuers were on the scene using boats and a crane to pull 7 workers to safety from a barge accident that occurred on Friday, April 20 on Smithville Lake. All 7 people jumped for their lives when the barge they were standing on capsized.

Seven barge workers were pulled from the water after their barge capzized in Smithfield Lake, MO on April 20, 2012. All are reported to be in good condition.

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Here’s a moving Deepwater Horizon tribute video made by Trace Adkins, country music star and former Gulf of Mexico offshore worker.

It’s been two years since the Deepwater Horizon disaster unfolded, may we never forget.
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BP announced on Wednesday, April 18, that they have reached a class-action settlement with lawyers who represent businesses and individuals who made claims after the 2010 oil spill in the Gulf of Mexico.

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The USCG was slated to begin its hearings into the January incident involving the U.S.-flagged M/V Delta Mariner that struck a western Kentucky bridge in January, the AP reports.    ... Read More

NEW ORLEANS, La. — BP Plc is finally going to receive government documents that may shed light on the size of the April 10, 2010 Deepwater Horizon oil spill in the Gulf of Mexico.

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BELLINGHAM, WA. – Divers searching for Jim Langei, 43, and his wife Sterling Taylor, 33, who have been missing since the March 30 fire at Squalicum Harbor, have recovered two bodies on April 5.

Photo shows Squalicum Harbor in Bellingham WA before boathouse fire on March 30, 2012. The city of Bellingham is located approximately 90 miles north of Seattle.

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An injured crewmember of a U.S.-flagged OSV in the Gulf of Mexico had to be medevaced on Wednesday after being hit a 40-foot ladder that reportedly fell on his neck, according to the USCG. ... Read More

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