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Senate Democrats Want Inspection of All Rigs

May 21, 2010

According to a May 20 report from RTTNews, Senate Democrats are urging President Barack Obama to order inspections of all offshore oil rigs. Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid, D-Nev., was joined by Senators Richard Durbin, D-Ill., Charles Schumer…

Salazar to Review Drilling Agency Methods

May 17, 2010

According to a May 14 report from the Associated Press, the Obama administration said on May 14 it is tightening procedures at the agency that grants offshore drilling permits to ensure it follows all environmental laws. Interior Secretary Ken…

ACL Statement Re Fatality

May 17, 2010

On May 14, American Commercial Lines released the following statement regarding a fatality at its Jeffboat boat building yard:'This has been a very difficult week for all of us at Jeffboat. Thursday afternoon an industrial accident occurred…

Questions on MMS's Policing of Oil Companies

May 12, 2010

According to a May 11 report from The Wall Street Journal, an engineer for the MMS, the agency that serves as a watchdog over the oil industry, testified Tuesday, May 12 that he didn't know the agency's own regulations for a key piece of equipment designed to prevent an explosion on an offshore rig…

Transocean On Post-Explosion Treatment of Crew

May 12, 2010

On May 11, Transocean Ltd issued a statement in response to several reports that detail Transocean's (NYSE: RIG) (SIX: RIGN) treatment of crew members immediately following the April 20, 2010 explosion aboard the Deepwater Horizon, including…

BP Ships Second Containment Dome to Gulf Spill Site

May 12, 2010

According to a May 11 report from Reuters, BP Plc said it has finished building a smaller dome designed to trap oil spewing from the floor of the Gulf of Mexico and plans to try placing it over the relentless leak. This 'top hat' dome was taken…

Will MMS be Split in Two?

May 12, 2010

The first political backlash from the recent explosion and sinking of Deepwater Horizon appears to be the Department of Interior’s Minerals Management Service, as it movement is reportedly underway to split the agency that polices the offshore drilling industry…

Staten Island Ferry Strikes St. George Terminal

May 11, 2010

A team of Coast Guard investigators and inspectors was on scene at the Staten Island Ferry terminal after a ferry struck the pier around 9:30 a.m. on May 8. The ferry boat Andrew J. Barberi reportedly lost propulsion and struck the pier, resulting…

Traces of Explosive on Sunken S. Korean Ship

May 11, 2010

According to a May 10 report from The New York Times, forensic experts investigating the wreckage of a South Korean warship that sank near the sea border with North Korea have found traces of an explosive component commonly used in torpedoes and mines…

GOM Oil Spill, Multiple Companies Implicated

May 10, 2010

According to a May 8 report from the New York Times, Congress is preparing to hold hearings on the April 20 explosion that sank the Deepwater Horizon oil rig. Implicated are BP, the British company that leased the deepwater rig, Transocean, the rig’s owner and operator…

MOL Bulker Bright Century Sinks

May 07, 2010

Mitsui O.S.K. Lines, Ltd. reported that the MOL-owned bulker Bright Century collided with a freighter in foggy conditions while under way on the high seas approximately 23 miles east of the Shangdong Peninsula (37°38”N 123°07”E), China. It sank some 40 minutes later…

NOIA Member Deepwater Horizon Response

May 07, 2010

As BP, the National Response Team, and an army of volunteers respond to the Deepwater Horizon incident in the Gulf of Mexico, NOIA member companies are lending their resources in an unprecedented cooperative effort to stop the flow of oil and prevent further damage to the environment…

Unified Command, West Coast of Florida

May 06, 2010

In response to the possibility of the Deepwater Horizon oil spill affecting the West Coast of Florida, representatives from BP, the U.S. Coast Guard, and the Florida Department of Environmental Protection (DEP) are meeting to plan a multi-agency response…

Safety Alert No. 2: Deepwater Horizon Explosion

May 05, 2010

April 30, Safety Alert on the Deepwater Horizon Explosion and Fire Resulting in Multiple Fatalities and Release of OilOn April 20, 2010, a loss of well control occurred and resulted in an explosion and fire on the Mobile Offshore Drilling Unit Deepwater Horizon…

Homeland Security May 1 Briefing, Oil Spill Response

May 03, 2010

The following is a transcript from a May 1, 3:52 p.m. EDT, press briefing by Coast Guard Commandant Thad Allen, and Assistant to the President for Homeland Security John Brennan on ongoing response to the oil spill following the Deepwater Horizon incident…

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