Category: Texas Maritime News

Texas Maritime Lawyer Sues Multiple Defendants in Wrongful Death of Lost Seaman

Posted in Maritime Accidents,Maritime Lawsuits,Texas Maritime News on March 13, 2012

U.S.D.C., TEXAS GALVESTON DIVISION – Texas maritime lawyer Gordon, Elias & Seely, LLP, represent the family of a deceased seaman  who was forced to abandon the disabled Trinity II lifeboat during Tropical Storm Nate in the Gulf of Mexico and was lost at sea . The deceased was employed by GEOKINETICS, INC. at the time… read more

Crew Boat Runs Aground Near Houston, Various Injuries Reported

Posted in Gulf Coast,Maritime Accidents,Texas Maritime News on February 26, 2012

A 135-foot crew boat owned by Seacor Marine ran aground early Friday  causing various injuries to the four-man crew and an oil spill.

40th Anniversary of V.A. FOGG Disaster

Posted in Maritime Accidents,Texas Maritime News on February 2, 2012

Yesterday, February 1st, 2012, marked the 40th anniversary of the explosion and sinking of the cargo vessel V.A. Fogg in Gulf of Mexico, resulting in the death of all 39 crew members onboard.

BP Says They Are Entitled to Payment From Halliburton From Deepwater Horizon Oil Spill

Posted in BP British Petroleum,Deepwater Horizon,Environment,Gulf Coast,Halliburton,Jones Act,Louisiana Maritime News,Maritime Lawsuits,Texas Maritime News,Transocean on January 3, 2012

NEW ORLEANS, La. — BP made their latest filing on Monday, Jan 2, in New Orleans federal court reiterating a claim they first made last April that they are entitled to payment from Houston-based contractor Halliburton Energy Services for expenses and lost profits resulting from the 2010 Deepwater Horizon Gulf oil spill disaster.

Gulf Study Looks at Long Term Effects of BP Oil Spill on Cleanup Workers

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.

BP Reaches $50 Million Settlement Over Air Pollution Violations in Texas City Refinery Explosion

Posted in BP British Petroleum,Texas Maritime News on November 7, 2011

HOUSTON, TX — BP has agreed to pay the state of Texas $50 million over air pollution violations at the site of a massive explosion in 2005 that killed 15 people. The settlement, which was announced Thursday, Nov 3, does not resolve lawsuits or investigations by other agencies, or any future problems at the refinery… read more

BP Oil Spill Fund Payouts Reach $5.5 Billion

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.

NTSB Says Pilot Fatigue Contributed to Eagle Otome Tanker Collision with Towboat Dixie Vengeance Last Year That Led to Texas Oil Spill

Posted in Barge Accidents,Texas Maritime News,Tug Boat Accidents on October 10, 2011

HOUSTON, TX — The National Transportation Safety Board (NTSB) investigation team adopted the final report last Tuesday on the Jan. 23, 2010 collision in Port Arthur of the tanker Eagle Otome and towboat Dixie Vengeance that led to the largest Texas oil spill in more than two decades, according to federal transportation investigators.

Gulf States Waiting for U.S. House to Reach Agreement on How to Allocate Oil Spill Fines

Posted in Alabama Maritime News,BP British Petroleum,Deepwater Horizon,Environment,Government,Gulf Coast,Louisiana Maritime News,Mississippi Maritime News,Texas Maritime News on October 3, 2011

WASHINGTON – The U.S. House has not yet reached an agreement on a bill to allocate oil spill fines to those areas affected by the Deepwater Horizon disaster of April, 10, 2010.

Bill in Senate Plans to Use Oil Spill Fines to Restore Gulf Coast States

Posted in Alabama Maritime News,Environment,Florida Maritime News,Government,Gulf Coast,Mississippi Maritime News,Texas Maritime News on September 23, 2011

A bill has moved on to the full Senate for final consideration that would send 80 percent of oil spill fine money to Gulf Coast states.