Category: Offshore Injuries

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.

Coast Guard Rescues 47 Offshore Workers From Drilling Rig After Natural Gas Blowout

Posted in Louisiana Maritime News,Maritime Accidents,Maritime Workers Injuries,Offshore Injuries,US Coast Guard (USCG) on July 23, 2013

NEW ORLEANS, La. — The U.S. Coast Guard has rescued 47 offshore workers who were aboard a portable drilling rig known as a jackup rig, operated by Hercules Offshore, after a natural gas blowout forced their evacuation, authorities said. Hercules Offshore said in a news release that it was operating the rig for Walter Oil… read more