Posts Tagged ‘Coast Guard’

Researchers sampling water around blown out Gulf gas well

GULF OF MEXICO — Scientists from several universities are working to learn whether a gas well that blew wild last week off the Louisiana coast is polluting the Gulf of Mexico. Joseph Montoya, a biology professor with Georgia Tech, was performing tests aboard a vessel near the site of the 2010 BP oil spill when […] [...]

Fire at leaking Gulf gas well extinguished; officials mulling next steps

GULF OF MEXICO — Officials say the fire is out at a natural gas well in the Gulf of Mexico that blew wild earlier in the week. Natural gas stopped flowing from the well earlier today, and the remaining fire had been fueled by residual gas. Authorities believe the flowing gas became blocked by sand […] [...]

Blown out Gulf well continues to burn off La. coast

GULF OF MEXICO — An out-of-control natural gas well off the Louisiana coast continued to burn today after it caught fire following a blowout that prompted the evacuation of 44 workers, authorities said. Meanwhile, officials stressed that yesterday’s blowout wouldn’t be close to as damaging as the 2010 BP oil spill, in which an oil […] [...]

Sunken tugboat that shut down river finally raised

by Published: July 10,2013

Tags: accident, boat, Coast Guard, navigation, river, shipping, sunk, tugboat

MISSISSIPPI RIVER — An arduous, five-day effort to locate and surface a tugboat that rolled and sank in the Mississippi River near Venice, La., over the weekend, interrupting the flow of traffic and commerce, has finally come to an end. Crews pulled the 47-foot-long towing vessel out of the water today. It sank Saturday. The […] [...]

BP: Company to drill in deeper water, assess risk

by Published: October 20,2010

Tags: BP, Coast Guard, Gulf Coast, oil spill

TAMPA, Fla. — BP and the industry will drill in deeper waters and go farther in their search for oil reserves, and must understand the risks so they can mitigate them in the future, a BP executive said Tuesday. Mike Utsler, the chief of BP’s restoration effort along the oil-stained Gulf Coast, also admitted to […] [...]

Cochran pushing for more Coast Guard funding

WASHINGTON — With the Coast Guard warning that it will soon deplete available resources to address the Gulf of Mexico oil spill, Sen. Thad Cochran (R-Miss.) is supporting Senate passage of legislation to lift the cap placed on funding to pay for emergency oil spill response activities. The Senate approved legislation to repeal a $100-million […] [...]

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