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Worker Crushed at Port of Houston

Investigators have determined the cause of death of a worker who was killed at the Port of Houston last month. The longshoreman, identified as ILA Local 24 member Francisco Montoya, was working on the Grebe Bulker during cargo operations when a crane lifting six bundles of steel pipes caused an adjacent stack of two bundles to


Two Missing after Tugboat Sinks on the Mississippi

One person has been rescued and two others are still missing after a tugboat capsized on the Mississippi River Monday morning. The Natalie Jean was towing a barge carrying around 600 gallons of fuel before it sank. The Lower Mississippi River is currently closed from mile marker 89 to 90.5, in the Algiers Point area. The


Four crew members missing after cargo ship fire

  A 353-meter MV Maersk Honam caught fire this past Tuesday on one of its cargo holds. Four of the members aboard the container ship are missing. 23 crew members were able to evacuate to a nearby container ship- the ALS Ceres. The ship was already carrying 7860 containers. The vessel has been on fire


Oil and gas worker killed on platform in Gulf of Mexico

An oil and gas worker was killed last Saturday while working on a Talos Energy Platform in the Gulf of Mexico, just 64 miles south of Lake Charles, LA.  The worker, who has not yet been identified was removing fire suppression equipment that was reportedly out-of-service at the time of the incident. The injuries and


One dead, one missing in Gulf of Mexico barge fire

  Photo courtesy by U.S. Coast Guard One person has died and another is still missing after a barge owned and operated by Bouchard Transportation exploded three miles off the coast of Port Aransas Friday morning. The oil barge was being pulled by a tugboat, also owned by Bouchard, en route to a refinery in


Seven injured, One missing in Platform Explosion in Lake Pontchartrain

Cleaning chemicals are said to have ignited an explosion on an oil rig platform in Lake Pontchartrain Sunday night. The explosion was said to have “rocked homes” in the area near St. Charles Parish and north Kenner, leaving five people critically injured and two in stable condition. The victims all suffered blast-type injuries and burns,


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