Coast Guard Searches for Dustin Danos Crewman Missing in Gulf of Mexico

Posted in Jones Act,Louisiana Maritime News,Maritime Accidents,US Coast Guard (USCG) on November 12, 2013

NEW ORLEANS, La. — The U.S. Coast Guard sent out a news release that they and commercial crews are searching for a missing crewman from the offshore vessel Dustin Danos 60 miles southwest of Port Fourchon, Saturday, Nov. 9.

Barge Loaded With Fuel Runs Aground in Ft. Point N.H. Outside Portsmouth Harbor

Posted in Barge Accidents,New Hampshire Maritime News on November 8, 2013

FT. POINT, N.H. — A barge loaded with diesel fuel that ran aground in Ft. Point N.H. outside Portsmouth Harbor late Tuesday, November 5, is being assessed for damages. According to the Coast Guard reports say there is no leaking from the vessel, which was carrying 80,000 barrels of low-sulfur diesel.

Barge Worker Killed in Conveyor Belt Accident

Posted in Barge Accidents,Jones Act,Maritime Accidents,Michigan Maritime News,Tug Boat Accidents on November 5, 2013

LUDINGTON, MI — Officials reported that a 37-year-old Pentwater man was killed after being tangled in equipment onboard a barge on Sunday on Lake Michigan.

U.S. Coast Guard Frees Two Double Skin Oil Barges Grounded in Galveston, TX

Posted in Barge Accidents,Texas Maritime News,US Coast Guard (USCG) on November 1, 2013

GALVESTON, Texas — The U.S. Coast Guard issued a news release stating that the two double-skinned barges, loaded with approximately two million gallons of crude oil, that were grounded near the Galveston Causeway Bridge Sunday, Oct. 31, were freed Tuesday.

Towboat Strikes Lapalco Bridge in Harvey, La.

Posted in Barge Accidents,Louisiana Maritime News,Tug Boat Accidents,US Coast Guard (USCG) on October 29, 2013

HARVEY, La. — According to the U.S. Coast Guard, a towboat pushing barges on Friday, Oct. 25, struck the span of the Lapalco Bridge in Harvey, Louisiana resulting in minor damage to the bridge’s catwalk. Harvey is located about 7 miles south of New Orleans.

Injured Worker Dies in Hosptial After Barge Strikes His Johnboat Near St Louis

Posted in Barge Accidents,Missouri Maritime News on October 25, 2013

ST. LOUIS, MO. — A man who was injured and tossed into the Missouri River when his johnboat was struck by a barge Wednesday, Oct. 23, has died Thursday morning. The victim was identified as Rodney “Rocky” Stumo, 51, of Rolla, Mo., who ws pronounced dead at 5:30 a.m. Thursday, October 24, at Barnes-Jewish Hospital… read more

Five People Rescued From Capsized Tow Boat in Port of New Orleans

Posted in Louisiana Maritime News,Maritime Accidents,Tug Boat Accidents on October 22, 2013

NEW ORLEANS, La. — A tow boat with 5 people aboard, capsized in the Mississippi River on Tuesday, Oct 22, when the boat flipped over after catching a large wake from a passing ship. All five people were rescued and transported to harbor patrol. No serious serious injuries were reported, according to authorities. Harbor Police,… read more

Coast Guard Rescues Man Who Suffers Heart Attack Aboard the Barge Boaz

Posted in Barge Accidents,Louisiana Maritime News,Maritime Workers Injuries,US Coast Guard (USCG) on October 15, 2013

NEW ORLEANS, La. — The U.S. Coast Guard issued a release stating that Watchstanders at Coast Guard Sector New Orleans received a report at 6:03 a.m. on Saturday, October 12, that a 50-year-old male, aboard the barge Boaz, was reportedly suffering from a cardiac condition. The Boaz transferred the man to a nearby platform.

Helicopter Crash in Gulf of Mexico: Pilot Killed Two Offshore Oil Rig Workers Injured

Posted in Jones Act,Louisiana Maritime News,Offshore Injuries,US Coast Guard (USCG) on October 9, 2013

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.

Appeals Court Orders Judge Barbier to Give Further Consideration to BP Claims Dispute

Posted in BP British Petroleum,Deepwater Horizon,Government,Louisiana Maritime News,Maritime Lawsuits on October 8, 2013

NEW ORLEANS, La. — The second phase of the BP oil spill trial which began on Monday, October 7, in New Orleans, is set to determine how much oil was spilled. In the meantime, BP was handed down a partial win by a Federal Appeals court, regarding the intial interpretation of the settlement claims agreement.