The American Waterways Operators (AWO) representing the nation’s tugboat, towboat & barge industry called on Congress, April 17, to urge greater attention to infrastructure needs. More than 100 vessel owners met with congressional members on capitol Hill.
According to a General Accountability Office (GAO) analysis, Puerto Rico’s congressional representative wants to change the Jones Act to allow foreign vessels to transport liquefied natural gas (LNG) and other fuels from the U.S. mainland to the island. He’s also taking aim at agricultural products shipped on bulk cargo vessels.
NEW YORK — The media reports that a NY/NJ Port Authority Harbor Police boat carrying 10 officers sank in the cold waters off of Breezy Point in New York on Sunday, September 9. Operator error is being sited as the cause.
Five states are suing the federal government claiming that the Environmental Protection Agency rules on chemical dispersants used in oil spills do not meet clean water requirements.
U.S. D. C. EASTERN DISTRICT OF La. NEW ORLEANS — Louisiana maritime lawyer, Gordon, Elias & Seely, LLP, represent a Mississippi seaman who was injured onboard the M/V Jean Pierre and who was employed by Premier Industries, Inc. at the time of the incident.
OKALOOSA COUNTY, Fla. — The former executive of the Okaloosa Tourist Development Council accused of misusing BP oil spill and county funds died at an Alabama hospital on Friday, May 4, from a suspected drug overdose.
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.
NEW ORLEANS, La. – Kenneth Feinberg, the man who was in charge of the BP $20B Gulf oil spill fund, has been relieved of his duties and replaced by a new administrator.
The U.S. government plans to legally pursue BP, despite BP’s recent out of court settlement for $7.8B with individual plaintiffs. BP reached an out of court settlement with the Plaintiffs’ Steering Committee (PSC) late on Friday night in one of the largest ever class-action settlements.
NEW ORLEANS, La. – Twenty four hours before the BP oil spill trial was set to begin, U.S. District Judge Carl Barbier agreed to postpone the trial scheduled for last Monday in hopes of a settlement being reached with the British oil company.