Category: Texas Maritime News

U.S. Coast Guard Frees Two Double Skin Oil Barges Grounded in Galveston, TX

Posted in Barge Accidents,Texas Maritime News,US Coast Guard (USCG) on November 1, 2013

GALVESTON, Texas — The U.S. Coast Guard issued a news release stating that the two double-skinned barges, loaded with approximately two million gallons of crude oil, that were grounded near the Galveston Causeway Bridge Sunday, Oct. 31, were freed Tuesday.

U.S. Coast Guard Works to Refloat Supply Vessel Grounded Off Coast of San Jose Island, Texas

Posted in Texas Maritime News,US Coast Guard (USCG) on March 5, 2013

CORPUS CHRISTI, Texas — In a news release on the U.S. Coast Guard website, posted March 4, the Coast Guard reported that they were working with local agencies and International Offshore Services to refloat an oil rig platform supply vessel after it ran aground on San Jose Island, Monday, with four people aboard.

Four Tugboats Pull Stranded Carnival Cruise Ship Triumph Toward Port of Mobile (VIDEO)

Posted in Alabama Maritime News,Maritime Accidents,Texas Maritime News on February 14, 2013

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

Tanker Worker Rescued by Coast Guard in Gulf of Mexico Near Texas-Mexico Border

Posted in Maritime Accidents,Texas Maritime News,US Coast Guard (USCG) on February 4, 2013

CORPUS CHRISTI, Texas — A tanker worker, who was part of the Stolt Flamenco crew, was medically evacuated from a 435-foot tank ship by a Coast Guard helicopter crew Saturday evening, Feb.2, about 50 miles southeast of the Texas-Mexico border.

BP Sued in Houston Texas By Investors Allegedly Mislead by BP Statements During Gulf Oil Spill

Posted in BP British Petroleum,Deepwater Horizon,Maritime Lawsuits,Texas Maritime News on September 4, 2012

HOUSTON, TX — A lawsuit has been filed in Texas against BP for tens of millions of dollars by institutional investors who claim the oil company misled them over its safety policies and the magnitude of the oil spill in the Gulf of Mexico that occurred on April 20, 2010, when the Deepwater Horizon drilling… read more

6 Missing After Fishing Vessel Reportedly Sinks Near Galveston

Posted in Fishing Vessel Accidents,Texas Maritime News on May 21, 2012

Coast Guard crews in Galveston, Texas are searching for 6 crewmembers of a fishing vessel that may have sank near Galveston, TX in Gulf of Mexico early Monday afternoon. Coast Guard Sector Houston-Galveston said they received a mayday call from the captain of a fishing vessel at approximately 1:15 p.m. reporting that their vessel was… read more

Man Injured Aboard Tug on Texas Intracoastal

Posted in Texas Maritime News,Tug Boat Accidents on May 3, 2012

(CORPUS CHRISTI, Texas) — Coast Guard crews from Corpus Christi were called to the Gulf Intracoastal near Rockport, TX on Monday morning to medevac an injured crewman aboard the U.S. owned and operated tugboat, Billy Burkett. 

Jackup Rig Badly Damaged After being Struck by Tanker in Gulf of Mexico

Posted in Gulf Coast,Jones Act,Texas Maritime News on May 2, 2012

The Rowan EXL-1, a mobile offshore drilling unit, has reportedly been badly damaged after being struck by a tanker that had apparently lost propulsion near Port Aransas.  

Former BP Engineer Arrested for Destroying Evidence in Deepwater Horizon Disaster

Posted in BP British Petroleum,Deepwater Horizon,Government,Gulf Coast,Louisiana Maritime News,Maritime Lawsuits,Texas Maritime News,World Maritime News on April 24, 2012

HOUSTON, TX. — The Justice Department announced Tuesday, April 24, that a former BP engineer has been arrested on two counts of obstruction of justice for destroying evidence in the 2010 Deepwater Horizon disaster that occurred in the Gulf of Mexico.

Supply Boat Runs Aground on Galveston Jetties, Minor Injuries Reported

Posted in Gulf Coast,Maritime Accidents,Texas Maritime News on March 19, 2012

A crewmember of an offshore supply vessel suffered minor injuries Friday night after the vessel ran aground on the Galveston jetties in an incident that was eerily similar to a grounding we reported about just a few weeks ago.