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US Coast Guard, EPA Cleaning Up A Dozen Texas Chemical Spills After Harvey
Monday, September 11, 2017 The US Coast Guard and the EPA are working with Texas state regulators to clean up oil and chemicals spilled from a dozen industrial facilities after flooding from Hurricane Harvey.
Coast Guard: US Oil Platform On Fire In Gulf Of Mexico; No Injuries
Friday, May 22, 2015 An oil platform caught fire and was evacuated in the US Gulf of Mexico offshore Louisiana in the early hours of Friday, though no injuries were reported, the US Coast Guard said.
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.
Overflights Show No Impact on US Shores
Monday, May 03, 2010 New overflights Monday of the giant oil slick in the Gulf of Mexico, which had been suspended for days due to bad weather, showed no evidence of oil impacts on U.S. shores, the coast guard said.
In Situ Burn Conducted on Oil Slick; Spill Volume Revised
Thursday, April 29, 2010 Yesterday, an in situ burn was conducted on parts of the offshore oil slick. U.S. government officials have revised estimates of the Macondo spill's volume to 5,000 barrels per day, or five times the original figure.
U.S. Govt. Issues Safety Review of All Offshore Rigs
Thursday, April 29, 2010 The Obama Administration Thursday escalated its response to the oil spill in the Gulf of Mexico and is ordering a safety review of all offshore rigs.
BP's Relief Well to Halt Oil Spill Will Cost $100MM
Tuesday, April 27, 2010 The relief well that BP will drill to permanently stem an oil leak spreading across the Gulf of Mexico will cost about $100 million, the company's Chief Executive Tony Hayward said Tuesday.
Unified Command Continues Intervention, Spill Response Plan
Tuesday, April 27, 2010 Unified Command continues with a comprehensive oil well intervention and spill response plan following the April 22 sinking of the Transocean Deepwater Horizon drilling rig 130 miles southeast of New Orleans.
Intervention Efforts Under Way at Macondo Site
Monday, April 26, 2010 The unified command is implementing intervention efforts in an attempt to contain the source of oil emanating from the wellhead at the Deepwater Horizon incident site Sunday.
Unified Command IDs Oil Leaks from Macondo Well Pipe
Monday, April 26, 2010 ROVs located two places at the Macondo well site where oil is leaking from the well pipe and estimates indicate that up to 1,000 barrels of oil a day could be leaking into the water approximately 5,000 feet below the surface.
Coast Guard Suspends Search for 11 Missing Crewmembers
Monday, April 26, 2010 The U.S. Coast Guard suspended its search for the 11 missing crewmembers from the mobile offshore drilling unit, Deepwater Horizon, at approximately 5 p.m., Friday.
UPDATED: Search Continues for 11 Missing Workers
Thursday, April 22, 2010 The U.S. Coast Guard reported that an explosion has rocked Transocean's Deepwater Horizon drilling rig in the Gulf of Mexico. A search is ongoing for eleven missing workers.
US Coast Responds to Sunken Vessel in Houston Ship Channel
Thursday, February 11, 2010 The Coast Guard, in conjunction with a Houston Police Department Dive Team and the Texas General Land Office, continue to respond to a sunken tug boat in the Houston Ship Channel.
Apache Reports Fatality Following EC2 Fire in GOM
Wednesday, January 13, 2010 Apache reported a fire aboard its East Cameron (EC) 2 processing platform, in Louisiana state waters of the Gulf of Mexico.
U.S. Coast Guard Rescues 2 Crewman from GOM Oil Rig
Tuesday, November 10, 2009 The Coast Guard rescued two crewmen from an oil rig after it was damaged by Hurricane Ida approximately 80 miles south of New Orleans in the Gulf of Mexico Monday.
U.S. Coast Guard Prepares for Hurricane Ida
Monday, November 09, 2009 Coast Guard units from Louisiana to Florida are preparing to ensure search and rescue, environmental response, and recovery of the ports and waterways missions are met as Hurricane Ida approaches.
Shell to Restart Eugene Island Oil Pipeline Following Repairs, Inspection
Tuesday, August 04, 2009 The Unified Command for the Eugene Island Pipeline spill announced that clean-up operations are complete, and permanent repairs to the pipeline will be made by Shell, which will commence restart operations following inspection.
U.S. Coast Guard Medevacs Injured Man from Barge in GOM
Monday, July 13, 2009 The Coast Guard medevaced a 51-year-old male from the vessel Southern Hercules in the Gulf of Mexico.
US Coast Guard Medevacs Man 80 Miles Offshore
Tuesday, June 16, 2009 The Coast Guard medevaced a man from an oil platform 80 miles south of Vermilion Bay at approximately 1 a.m. Tuesday.
Coast Guard Transports 4 from Downed Helicopter in GOM
Friday, June 12, 2009 The Coast Guard transported four passengers from an oil platform after their helicopter went down in the Gulf of Mexico yesterday.
US Coast Guard Investigates Fire on Offshore Supply Vessel in GOM
Thursday, May 28, 2009 The US Coast Guard confirmed that an explosion Thursday morning aboard an offshore supply vessel in the Gulf of Mexico injured two crew members.
Coast Guard Medevacs Man from Hercules 204 in GOM
Tuesday, May 26, 2009 The Coast Guard medevaced a 29-year-old man from an oil rig platform approximately 75 miles southeast of New Orleans, Monday, May 25, 2009.
OMSA, US Coast Guard Form Partnership for Offshore Industry, Marine Safety
Monday, May 11, 2009 The Offshore Marine Service Association and the United States Coast Guard have formally executed the Offshore Support Vessel Industry Quality Partnership to promote safety and security within the offshore industry and to protect marine environments.
US Coast Guard Suspends Search for Missing Crewmember in GOM
Friday, March 20, 2009 The Coast Guard has suspended the search for a crewmember who went missing off a work boat in the Gulf of Mexico Tuesday, March 17, 2009, 30-miles south of the Southwest Pass.
Coast Guard, ENSCO Work to Recover Sunken Jackup
Thursday, March 12, 2009 Coast Guard Marine Safety Unit Galveston personnel continue to work closely with representatives from ENSCO to recover the submerged jackup ENSCO 74.
US Coast Guard Medevacs Offshore Rig Worker
Thursday, January 29, 2009 The US Coast Guard medevaced a 51-year-old crewmember from a jackup rig 110 miles southwest of New Orleans on Wednesday, Jan. 28.
MMS Monitors Two Drilling Rigs Adrift in Gulf of Mexico
Saturday, September 13, 2008 The MMS has two confirmed reports of rigs adrift. The MMS, industry, and the Coast Guard are working together to monitor their paths. MMS says that that there is minimal infrastructure in the areas surrounding these two rigs.
Discoverer Deep Seas Assists with Coast Guard Rescue
Wednesday, May 14, 2008 The Discoverer Deep Seas provided assistance to the U.S. Coast Guard in the rescue of a diver that went missing 30 miles south of Grand Isle, Louisiana.
U.S. Coast Guard Responds to Oil Spill
Monday, July 30, 2007 The New Orleans sector of the U.S. Coast Guard Sector is responding to an oil spill in the Gulf of Mexico from a well head located approximately 60 miles south of Venice, Louisiana.
EPL Retains Law Firm to Investigate Possible East Bay Violations
Friday, June 08, 2007 Energy Partners, Ltd. has retained the law firm of Jones, Walker, Waechter, Poitevent, Carrere & Denegre, L.L.P. to conduct an independent investigation into possible environmental violations at the Company's East Bay field.
US Coast Guard Medevacs Man from Oil Rig
Thursday, April 12, 2007 An HH-65C Dolphin rescue helicopter crew from Air Station New Orleans fought through the dense early morning fog to medevac a man from a rig 150 miles southeast of New Orleans on April 11th.