NEW ORLEANS, La. — In an article at Workboat Magazine, the president of a Louisiana towing company pleaded guilty on Thursday, June 6, to using his personal and business accounts to fund campaign contribution checks in the names of others in support of two candidates for the U.S. Senate in 2008, the Justice Department announced… read more
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.
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.
BATON ROUGE, LA – The captain of the tugboat, Shannon E. Settoon that was involved in the explosion and fire after hitting a gas pipeline in Bayou Perot on March 12, 2013 has died as a result of his injuries.
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.
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.
LAFITTE, La. – The Coast Guard has determined that the Settoon vessel that struck a Chevron pipeline in Bayou Perot on March 12 appears to be out of the navigation channel and ran over clearly marked white stakes that indicated the pipeline’s presence.
LAFITTE, La. — According to various media reports, a tugboat that was pushing an oil barge hit a gas pipeline in a bayou south of New Orleans Tuesday night, causing a fire that left four people injured, one critically.
NEW ORLEANS, La. – According to an article from Courthouse News, BP told their shareholders that a new court order could force them to make “substantially higher” payments than the initially projected $7.8 billions.
The U.S. Coast Guard continued their search Saturday, Nov. 17, for two oil rig workers who still remain missing the day after a fire broke out on an oil platform approximately 25 miles south of Grand Isle, La., in the Gulf of Mexico. The two men are feared dead.