MOBILE, Ala. — The U.S. Coast Guard released preliminary findings after launching an investigation into the cause of the April 24, 2013 explosions and fire on board two Kirby tank barges that were moored at the Oil Recovery Company Marine Terminal in Mobile.
MOBILE, Ala. — Three people were burned and critically injured after two fuel barges carrying natural gas exploded and caught fire on the east side of the Mobile River. Several media outlets reported that the blast rattled windows in houses in downtown Mobile and blew doors open in homes in Spanish Fort.
MOBILE, Ala. — A Shipyard worker is still missing after being blown into the water at an Alabama BAE shipyard on Wednesday, April 3, where high winds also tore the Carnival Cruise Ship Triumph from its moorings.
MOBILE. Ala. — The stranded Carnival cruise ship Triumph is now being pulled by four tugboats and is expected to arrive at Post of Mobile late Thursday night. The cruise ship became stranded on Sunday, Feb. 17, when an engine room fire broke out leaving 4,200-passengers aboard the Triumph without any propulsion. The fire was… read more
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.
Tropical Storm Isaac gained strength Friday while south of Haiti and the Dominican Republic, the National Weather Center has reported. Some additional intensification is possible before Isaac reaches Hispaniola and eastern Cuba Friday night and into Saturday. Florida and the central/eastern Gulf Coast should continue to monitor the progress of Isaac closely as the latest… read more
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.
U.S. District Judge Carl Barbier has received a stack of motions from BP asking him to seal testimony and strike evidence in the upcoming Gulf Oil Spill trial scheduled for February 27, 2012. It appears that BP’s motions to seal testimony and strike evidence is a key part of their defense strategy.
MOBILE, AL – Alabama coastal residents are expected to receive more than $1.5 million from grants that were awarded to 13 area agencies and groups by The Community Foundation of South Alabama to help the residents recover from the 2010 Gulf oil spill.
NEW ORLEANS, La. – U.S. District Judge Carl Barbier ruled last week that BP must face claims under general maritime law, not under state law, in suits brought by Louisiana and Alabama due to the Gulf of Mexico oil spill brought on by the Deepwater Horizon disaster on April 20, 2010.