VENICE, La. — A helicopter that took off from an oil rig on Wednesday, October 9, carrying three offshore workers and a contract pilot, crashed immediately after takeoff into the Gulf of Mexico, killing the pilot and severely injuring two of the workers.
NEW ORLEANS, La. — The U.S. Coast Guard has rescued 47 offshore workers who were aboard a portable drilling rig known as a jackup rig, operated by Hercules Offshore, after a natural gas blowout forced their evacuation, authorities said. Hercules Offshore said in a news release that it was operating the rig for Walter Oil… read more