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Coast Guard Evacuates 19 Sick Crew Members from Cargo Ship

The U.S. Coast Guard evacuated 19 sick crew members from a cargo ship anchored off Port Canaveral, Florida. The crew were thought to be suffering from food poisoning. Because of 35 knot winds and 5- to 6-foot seas from Tropical Storm Arthur, the Coast Guard opted for a helicopter evacuation, rather than a smallboat. Two MH-60

Coast Guard Investigations into Shell Offshore Rig Finds Serious Violations

The United States Coast Guard has completed investigations of violations on board a Royal Dutch Shell drill ship off the coast of Alaska, and has handed over its findings to the Department Of Justice. The investigation has found numerous safety violations on the Noble Discoverer. The inspections came to light only after the drilling season,

Tankers Collide Off Galveston In Gulf Of Mexico

Two chemical tankers collided in the Gulf of Mexico  early Wednesday about 70 miles south of Galveston, according to U.S. Coast Guard officials. Both vessels were en route to Houston at the time of the crash. The Chem Sea, a 385-foot tanker, and Bow Kiso, a 557-foot tanker, collided about 4:30 a.m. Wednesday. The double-hulled Bow

Class-Action Lawsuit Filed After Ill-fated Carnival Cruise

A class-action lawsuit filed Feb. 18 in Florida claims Carnival Corp. was negligent  for allowing the cruise ship Triumph to embark on a five-day cruise when it knew the vessel was prone to mechanical issues. The ship experienced an engine-room fire three days in and spent five days disabled in the Gulf of Mexico while tugboats towed

Leak In Fuel Oil Line Caused Fire On Cruise Ship Triumph

A leak in a fuel oil return line was the cause of an engine-room fire  that disabled a Carnival cruise ship last weekend, a U.S. Coast Guard official said Monday. The fire left the Triumph disabled in the Gulf of Mexico for five days and the 4,200 passengers and crew without power or working toilets. A spokesman

Triumph Comes Into Port After 5 Days Adrift In Gulf

After five days adrift in the Gulf of Mexico, the Carnival cruise ship Triumph finally came into port late Thursday night. It took several hours for the more than 4,200 passengers and crewmembers to disembark the stinking vessel, which was disabled after an engine-room fire Sunday while returning to Galveston on the third day of a four-day

Cruise Ship Triumph Limping Toward Port As Conditions Aboard Worsen

Conditions aboard the crippled Carnival Triumph are continuing to deteriorate as the vessel is towed toward port in Mobile, Ala., today. The cruise ship, which was stranded in the Gulf of Mexico after an engine room fire knocked out its four engines, is expected to arrive late tonight. The 900-foot-long vessel was expected to arrive in

Passenger Reports ‘Gross’ Conditions Aboard Disabled Cruise Ship

Passengers aboard the disabled Carnival cruise ship Triumph are struggling  with dismal and deteriorating conditions, according to one passenger. The ship is being towed to a port in Alabama after a fire in the engine room left the Triumph disabled in the Gulf of Mexico. “Elderly and handicap are struggling, the smell is gross,” said passenger

Carnival Cruise Ship Stranded After Engine Fire

More than 4,000 passengers and crewmembers were stranded after an engine fire left a Carnival cruise ship disabled in the Gulf of Mexico . The Carnival Triumph was moving around 150 miles off the Yucatan Peninsula when the fire broke out. The ship’s automatic fire extinguishing systems activated and contained the fire to the engine room, but

Body Found In Gulf May Be Missing Worker

A body recovered in the Gulf  of Mexico may be the worker missing since an explosion on an oil rig off the coast of Louisiana on Nov. 16. The Jefferson Parish coroner’s office will use dental records and possibly DNA to determine whether the body is Jerome Malagapo, a Filipino contractor. The body was spotted Monday by

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