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Deepwater Horizon Incident, USCG Update

May 03, 2010

The National Response Team (NRT), an organization of 16 federal departments and agencies responsible for coordinating emergency preparedness and response to oil and hazardous substance pollution incidents was quickly activated and a coordinated…

Coast Guard Photo: Deepwater Horizon Response

May 03, 2010

U.S. Coast Guard Commandant Adm. Thad Allen meets with Rear Adm. Mary Landry, the federal on-scene coordinator for the Deepwater Horizon response, and other local, state and federal members participating in the unified command to discuss leveraging…

Oil spill Trims U.S. Offshore Natural Gas Supply

May 03, 2010

According to a May 2 report from Reuters, the government said on May 1 that two offshore production platforms in the Gulf of Mexico were shut as a safety precaution, the first sign that the giant oil slick was affecting the region's energy production…

Transocean Provides Deepwater Horizon Update

Apr 27, 2010

On April 26, Transocean Ltd. (NYSE: RIG) (SIX: RIGN) provided the following update on the Deepwater Horizon and the company's role in supporting BP Exploration & Production, Inc. and the Unified Area Command in stemming the flow of hydrocarbons from the well…

USCG Responds to Barge Explosion

Apr 26, 2010

The Coast Guard is responding to a tank barge explosion on the Mississippi River near Sunshine, La., April 24. At approximately 3:30 p.m., watchstanders at Coast Guard Sector New Orleans received a report from the Iberville Parish Fire Department of a barge explosion at the LBC Tank Terminals…

Plan to Stop Leaking GOM Oil Well

Apr 26, 2010

According to a report from Reuters, U.S. agencies on April 25 approved a plan to use remote-controlled underwater vehicles to seal a leaking oil well beneath a drilling rig that exploded and sank in the Gulf of Mexico last week. The well…

Update on Deepwater Horizon Catastrophe

Apr 22, 2010

At a press conference on the afternoon of April 22, the Deepwater Horizon was confirmed sunk following an explosion on the MODU at approximately 10:00 p.m. April 20. RADM Landry, Commander of the 8th Coast Guard District said the 11 missing…

Fire on Deepwater Horizon in GOM

Apr 21, 2010

In the photo, a Coast Guard MH-65C dolphin rescue helicopter and crew document the fire aboard the mobile offshore drilling unit Deepwater Horizon, while searching for survivors April 21, 2010. Multiple Coast Guard helicopters, planes and cutters…

Barge Capsizes Near Astoria, Ore.

Apr 15, 2010

The Coast Guard responded to the capsizing of a barge approximately eight miles from the Columbia River bar near Astoria, Ore. The crew of the 100-ft Canadian tug General Jackson contacted the Coast Guard to report their 295-ft barge had capsized at about 7:30 a…

Award to Restore Habitat After 1953 Sinking

Apr 09, 2010

State and federal trustees were awarded $16.9m for seven projects to address harm from mysterious oil leaks that killed more than 50,000 California seabirds since 1990. The projects will help species impacted by oil that leaked from the S.S…

USCG Investigates Bridge Allision on Potomac

Mar 16, 2010

The Coast Guard is investigating an allision caused by flood conditions between an 80-ft construction barge and the 14th Street Bridge in Washington, D.C, around March 15. A 25-ft Response Boat-Small crew from Coast Guard Station Washington…

Implosion on Ship, Gravesend Bay N.Y.

Feb 18, 2010

A concerted response by a member of the American Salvage Association (ASA), technical experts from the U.S. Coast Guard (USCG) and New York City Fire Department (FDNY) averted the risk of a toxic material release from a chemical carrier anchored in Gravesend Bay near Brooklyn…

Houston Shipping Channel Reopens to All

Feb 17, 2010

Salvages crews recovered the tug vessel J.R. Nichols early the morning of Feb. 13, and the Houston Ship Channel was reopened at 1:15 p.m. to all traffic.The salvage vessel Big John hoisted the sunken 56-ft tug vessel from the Houston Ship Channel at 2 a…

Grounding in Russia’s Bourgas Bay

Feb 10, 2010

According to a Feb. 8 report from The Sofia Echo, a Russian flagged ship, Irtysh 1, has been forced onto the shallow waters and sand of Bourgas Bay, the Bulgarian Ministry of Transport said on its website. Strong winds and high seas tore the…

USCG Searches for Man Over Board

Jan 28, 2010

The Coast Guard is searching for a 26-year-old Myanmarese crewmember reported to have fallen overboard from the 792-ft container ship Cap Gilbert approximately 450 miles south of Adak Island Jan. 25. The Coast Guard 17th District command center…

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