Category: Jones Act

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 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.

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.

Transocean Employee Testifies Against BP at Deepwater Horizon Oil Spill Trial

Posted in BP British Petroleum,Deepwater Horizon,Jones Act,Louisiana Maritime News,Maritime Accidents,Maritime Lawsuits,Transocean on October 1, 2013

NEW ORLEANS, La. — Robert Turlak, a Transocean employee, took the witness stand on Tuesday, and testified that he was surprised when BP scrapped his team’s design to stop the gusher in the Gulf of Mexico that was a result of the Deepwater Horizon explosion on April 20, 2010. Transocean was the owner of the… read more

Maritime Safety Concerns Highlighted in Video

Posted in Jones Act,Maritime Accidents on September 3, 2013

The Australian Transport Safety Bureau (ATSB) recently released a video highlighting ongoing safety concerns for maritime workers. The video features the accident of a crew member on board a ship who was tragically killed by an explosion while cutting a used 200 litre drum with an angle grinder.

BP Oil Offers Reward for False Claims Reports

Posted in BP British Petroleum,Deepwater Horizon,Jones Act,Louisiana Maritime News on July 16, 2013

On the heels of British oil giant BP’s appeal to New Orleans court to reassess the terms of its compensation deal with local businesses, they have set up a hotline for people to report allegations of fraud. BP promises that “tips that lead directly to an indictment, a recovery of money paid, or the denial… read more

BP Mounts Ad Campaign Challenging Payouts to Businesses Affected by 2010 Gulf Oil Spill

Posted in BP British Petroleum,Deepwater Horizon,Gulf Coast,Jones Act,Louisiana Maritime News on June 28, 2013

NEW ORLEANS, La. — BP Oil has mounted an aggressive ad campaign placing full-page advertisements scheduled for publication on Wednesday, June 26, in The New York Times, The Wall Street Journal and The Washington Post. The ad accuses “trial lawyers and some politicians” of encouraging Gulf Coast businesses to submit thousands of claims for inflated… read more

Offshore Workers Rescued After Supply Boat Sinks in Gulf of Mexico in Plaquemines Parish, La

Posted in Jones Act,Louisiana Maritime News,Maritime Accidents,US Coast Guard (USCG) on June 21, 2013

PLAQUEMINES PARISH, La. — The coast Guard reported that four crew members and 19 passengers were safely transferred to a nearby boat after a Galliano-based offshore supply boat struck an oil platform in the Gulf of Mexico Friday morning, June 14, and sank.

Coast Guard Releases Preliminary Findings of Mobile Alabama Barge Explosion

Posted in Alabama Maritime News,Barge Accidents,Jones Act,US Coast Guard (USCG) on June 18, 2013

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.

Barge Worker Hit in Head by 55 Gallon Oil Drum Dies in Missouri Bridge Accident

Posted in Barge Accidents,Jones Act,Missouri Maritime News on June 14, 2013

BRIDGETON, MO. — A construction worker reparing a barge connected to the Blanchette Bridge rehabilitation project, was killed on Monday, June 10, after being hit in the head by a 55 gallon of oil. According to Lt. Colin Fogarty with the U.S. Coast Guard. the worker was repairing a barge with a crane that had… read more