Posts Tagged ‘guard’

‘Aggressive’ search continues in GoM

by on November 17, 2012 9:45 pm GMT
The Houston-based company said in an update on its website that search and rescue efforts have continued "non-stop" since the production platform in West Delta Block 32 exploded and caught fire in about 56 feet of water on Friday morning."US Coast Guard vessels and aircraft, assisted by company personnel,

Explosion on GoM platform injures 11

by on November 16, 2012 4:31 pm GMT
Initial reports said two people had died, but a US Coast Guard spokesman said there had been "zero" confirmed deaths. The fire has been extinguished, the spokesman said.The 11 injured were airlifted to hospital in Louisiana. At least four are said to be in critical condition with severe third-degree

Oiled animals puzzle experts

by on November 10, 2012 12:12 am GMT
Sightings of oiled birds and marine mammals over the past two months have raised "red flags" among state and federal agencies that oversee wildlife and environmental conditions in the region, US Coast Guard spokesman David Mosley told Reuters.The precise scope of oil contamination has yet to be quantified, but

Salazar: Shell to blame for Arctic delays

by on August 13, 2012 10:43 pm GMT
Shell, which had planned to start exploration this month, is re-working the barge Arctic Challenger in Bellingham, Washington, to satisfy US Coast Guard requirements, Bloomberg reported. The vessel is a part of the system Shell has designed to collect oil spilled in case of a well blowout in the