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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,


Seaman missing after tugboat sinking in Gulf of Mexico

A seaman is still missing after the tugboat he was on sank in the Gulf of Mexico early Monday morning. Four crew members were aboard the Crosby Commander at the time of the sinking which occurred 30 nautical miles off Louisiana. Three managed to escape in a life raft, but the fourth member was unaccounted


Helicopter crash in Galveston leaves 1 dead, 2 Rescued

A helicopter carrying three people crash landed in the waters of West Galveston Bay Monday night. A pilot and two passengers aboard a Bell 206 were leaving a cargo ship, the Eagle Vancouver, at the time of the unexpected landing. The pilot and one passenger were located and rescued by a boat crew just two-and-a-half


Florida radio host interviews Attorney Matthew Shaffer; reflects on Deepwater Horizon disaster

  Radio talk show host -Rick Outzen-  is known in Pensacola for his extensive coverage of the Deepwater Horizon explosion and the victims and families who were affected by it, including SMSH client- Blair Manuel. After catching sight of SMSH’s news release on the Deepwater Horizon movie and the remembrance of client Blair Manuel and his family, it


Houston & Texas Both Pull High Rank in the Maritime Industry

Earlier this year, Houston was named as the Number Two city for how popular domestic maritime work is. (New Orleans ranked Number One.) In addition, Texas turned out to be the Number Three state.The study was released by the American Maritime Partnership, which is based in Washington DC. This organization has been dubbed the voice


Divers Trying to Retrieve Third Body of Tugboat Crash

Working to Retrieve Third Crew Member Divers are working to recover the body of the third and final crew member that was found inside the tugboat that sank in the Hudson River. All three crew members on The Specialist died when the tugboat crashed into a construction barge and sank Saturday. Rescue crews were working Tuesday to recover the


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