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Houston Channel Slowly Reopens; Vessel Queue Tops 100
Tuesday, March 25, 2014 The Houston Ship Channel opens limited barge traffic after being shut for three days following an oil spill, the Coast Guard says.
Relief Well Drilling Commenced at South Timbalier
Monday, August 05, 2013 BSEE, US Coast Guard and Walter, through the Unified Command, continue to oversee and coordinate response efforts to secure the South Timbalier 220 natural gas Well A-3.
Coast Guard, BSEE Respond to Loss of Gulf Well
Tuesday, July 09, 2013 A loss of well control at an Energy Resources Technology Gulf of Mexico, LLC (ERT) platform off the Louisiana coast sends the US Coast Guard and BSEE into response mode.
Support Vessel Collides into Offshore Platform in GOM
Monday, June 17, 2013 An offshore supply vessel struck an oil platform in the Gulf of Mexico Friday morning before sinking.
US Coast Guard Ends Active Deepwater Horizon Accident Cleanup
Monday, June 10, 2013 Following the extensive 3-year cleanup effort, the US Coast Guard is ending active cleanup operations in Mississippi, Alabama and Florida.
Shell Moves Rig to Avoid Potential Tax Liability
Tuesday, May 28, 2013 Shell moves Kulluk drilling rig to avoid millions on potential taxes, a company official says during a US Coast Guard hearing.
BSEE, Coast Guard Enter Agreement to Improve Offshore Oversight
Thursday, May 09, 2013 BSEE Director James Watson and US Coast Guard Rear Admiral Joseph Servidio announce a new Memorandum of Agreement (MOA)to strengthen the working relationship between the two agencies.
Coast Guard: Shell Pipeline Spills Oil Into Houston Area Bayou
Thursday, April 04, 2013 An estimated 50 barrels of oil spilled from a pipeline operated by a subsidiary of Shell into a waterway outside Houston, according to the U.S. Coast Guard.
Coast Guard: No Oil Spilled after NOLA Barge Crash; Fire Still Burning
Wednesday, March 13, 2013 A fire is still burning nearly a full day after a tug pushing a barge crashed into a pipeline in a bayou south of New Orleans, but the Coast Guard said there is no visible oil in the water.
US Coast Guard Approves Another Inspection of Sunken Deepwater Horizon
Thursday, November 29, 2012 The U.S. Coast Guard approved BP and Transocean's plan to conduct another underwater inspection of the wreckage of the Deepwater Horizon rig to discover the source of an oil slick floating in the GOM, the agency said.
Subpoena Issued over GOM Platform Fire, Recovered Body Identity Confirmed
Monday, November 19, 2012 The U.S. Chemical Safety Board issues a subpoena to Black Elk Energy for the platform fire near the offshore oil platform in West Delta Block 32.
Coast Guard Suspends Search for Missing Workers
Sunday, November 18, 2012 The U.S. Coast Guard suspended its search for two workers who have been missing since Friday's explosion on their oil and gas production platform off Louisiana's coast, the government said Saturday.
Robot Submarine Seeks Oil Sheen Source Near Deepwater Horizon Site
Monday, October 15, 2012 A submarine robot is seeking the source of a surface oil sheen that matched oil from the massive 2010 Deepwater Horizon oil spill, a spokesman for the US Coast Guard said.
BP: Macondo Well Integrity Not Compromised
Thursday, October 11, 2012 BP says it has seen no evidence from a recent oil sheen that indicates the integrity of the Macondo well has been comprised.
US Coast Guard Approves Evaluation Standards for Response Vessel
Friday, July 20, 2012 The US Coast Guard has approved Shell's request to change the standards for evaluating the readiness of the emergency response barge the Arctic Challenger.
Natural Seafloor Seep Seen As Likely Source of O&G Gulf Sheen
Friday, April 13, 2012 A natural seafloor seep is likely to be the source of an oil sheen reported earlier this week in the GOM, reported federal regulators.
Coast Guard, EPA Issue Directive on Oil Spill Waste Management Plan
Friday, July 02, 2010 The U.S. Coast Guard and EPA issued a directive to BP on how the co. should manage recovered oil, contaminated materials and liquid and solid wastes recovered in cleanup operations from the oil spill.
Tar Balls in Fl. Keys Unrelated to Spill
Wednesday, May 19, 2010 The Coast Guard Marine Safety Laboratory analyzed a sampling of tar balls discovered on Florida Keys shoreline Tuesday and determined that none of the collected samples are from the Deepwater Horizon oil spill.
Coast Guard: Oil Slick Not Moving, More Booms on the Way
Wednesday, May 05, 2010 So far the slick is largely staying put offshore.
Louisiana Sends Coastal Protection Plans to Coast Guard, BP
Tuesday, May 04, 2010 Governor Bobby Jindal highlighted the coastal parish plans to protect the state's wetlands from the effects of oil that continues to spill into the Gulf at an estimated rate of around 210,000 gallons a day.