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The United Coast Guard rescued 14 crew members of the HMS Bounty after they were forced to abandon ship and stay on two life rafts. The search is still on for the 63-year old captain who remains missing.

In tropical storm force winds, crew members of the ill-fated ship, wearing orange survival suits, are being shown hoisted aboard rescue helicopters. For the chopper crew, the rescue was a daring and heroic mission into the teeth of the storm.

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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.

Photo shows a dead sperm whale in the Gulf of Mexico Photo: Greenpeace

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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.

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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.

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NEW ORLEANS, La. — The US Coast Guard confirmed that an oil sheen spotted near the site of the 2010 BP oil spill matches oil from the Deepwater Horizon disaster that occurred in the Gulf of Mexico.

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U.S. DISTRICT COURT EASTERN DISTRICT OF NEW YORK — Maritime lawyer, Gordon, Elias & Seely, LLP, represent a Florida seaman who was injured onboard the Sea Horse I while employed by Moran Towing Corporation at the time of the incident.

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It can’t just be injuries all the time, now can it?

This week’s feel good story comes to us from the United States Postal Service which this month has issued a series of Forever stamps, one of which includes a tribute to the U.S.-flagged barge industry.

The stamp is part of the “Earthscapes” collectors series that includes 15 different stamps each depicting America’s diverse landscapes in aerial photographs and categorized into three categories; natural, agricultural, and urban. The barge stamp, named “Barge fleeting” and issued via Houston Texas, depicts two towboats owned by Kirby Corporation Apollo and Enterprise Marine Services LLC just doing what they do. The USPS provides us with this description. ... Read More

LaPUSH, Wash. — A commercial fisherman who went missing after the fishing vessel he was on sank off the coast of LaPush on Friday morning, September 28, is presumed dead. The Coast Guard has not released his name.

The fishing vessel Maverick as it appeared in 2005. The Maverick collided with another vessel and sank on September 26, 2012.Photo credit: Lonnie Archibald/for Peninsula Daily News

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