BOLIVAR COUNTY, MS – A barge accident took place on the Mississippi River last Saturday when a towing vessel pushing two asphalt barges struck a dike, causing asphalt to leak into the water. The coast guard arrived on the scene to assist.
Posted in Mississippi Maritime News on March 26, 2013
PASCAGOULA, Miss. — A press release on Friday, March 22, from the US Coast Guard states that they responded to a report of a grounded tug taking on water outside Horn Island Pass near the western side of Petit Bois Island.
VICKBURG, Miss. — The US Coast Gurad reported that a barge carrying 80,000 gallons of crude oil struck a railroad bridge on Sunday, Jan. 27, in Vicksburg, Miss., spilling an undetermined amount of oil into the Mississippi River, closing the waterway for miles each way. Reports say that a second barge was also damaged.
GRANITE CITY, ILL. — The drought and low water continue to hit inland barge operators hard. As of Thursday, nearly 63 boats and 455 barges were on hold up and down the Mississippi River waiting to pass.
The worst drought in more than fifty years is having a devastating effect on the mighty Mississippi River. The Mississippi has become very thin and very narrow, and if the water level keeps on dropping, there is a great possibility that all traffic and commerce on the river could shut down.
U.S. D. C. EASTERN DISTRICT OF La. NEW ORLEANS — Louisiana maritime lawyer, Gordon, Elias & Seely, LLP, represent a Mississippi seaman who was injured onboard the M/V Jean Pierre and who was employed by Premier Industries, Inc. at the time of the incident.
VICKSBURG, MS – A barge accident involving the Jeffrey G. Stover occurred Thursday morning on March 22 when the U.S. 80 bridge over the Mississippi River was hit numerous times after 33 of 35 grain barges broke loose from their tow.
U.S.D.C. EASTERN DISTRICT, La. – Louisiana maritime lawyer, Gordon, Elias & Seely, LLP, represent a 35 year Jones Act seaman from Columbia, Mississippi who was seriously injured while working as an employee of ATLANTIC SOUNDING.
Posted in Alabama Maritime News,BP British Petroleum,Deepwater Horizon,Environment,Florida Maritime News,Gulf Coast,Jones Act,Louisiana Maritime News,Maritime Law,Mississippi Maritime News,Texas Maritime News on November 10, 2011
NEW ORLEANS, La – Researchers want cleanup workers and volunteers of last year’s BP oil spill to participate in a Gulf study that is looking at the long-term health effects of last year’s Gulf of Mexico oil spill on clean-up workers.
Posted in Alabama Maritime News,BP British Petroleum,Deepwater Horizon,Environment,Florida Maritime News,Government,Gulf Coast,Louisiana Maritime News,Maritime Law,Maritime Lawsuits,Mississippi Maritime News,Texas Maritime News on November 1, 2011
Kenneth Feinberg, the administrator of BP’s $20 billion restitution fund, told Congress on Thursday, Oct 27, that he has has paid out approximately $5.5 billion to more than 213,000 victims of the Gulf of Mexico oil spill that occurred over a year and a half ago.