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OSV Captain's Blunders Led to Collision with US Coast Guard Cutter

Mar 04, 2022

An offshore supply vessel captain’s assumption and poor communication led to a collision with a U.S. Coast Guard cutter in Sabine Pass, a waterway between Texas and Louisiana, the National Transportation Safety Board (NTSB) found.The NTSB on…

USCG Concludes Investigation into Auger Lifeboat Accident

Dec 23, 2021

A U.S. Coast Guard investigation into a fatal lifeboat drill accident has resulted in 10 safety and eight administrative recommendations, the agency announced.In July 2019, two people were killed and another was injured while testing lifeboats…

Catastrophic Engine Damage Led to OSV Fire -NTSB

Dec 15, 2021

Catastrophic engine damage led to the fire aboard the U.S. -flagged offshore supply vessel Ocean Intervention near Honolulu, the National Transportation Safety Board (NTSB) said.No pollution or injuries to the 16 crewmembers were reported in connection with the mechanical failure…

Why Is It So Hard to Clean Up An Offshore Oil Spill?

Oct 05, 2021

Oil spills into ocean waters, subject to winds and tides and spreading swiftly over wide areas, are difficult to clean up.The 3,000-barrel weekend spill off the coast of southern California is nowhere near as disastrous as mega-spills like the…

Seacor Power Public Hearing Concludes

Aug 13, 2021

The U.S. Coast Guard and National Transportation Safety Board on Friday wrapped up the formal public hearing proceedings into the sinking of the liftboat Seacor Power and the death of 13 of its 19 crewmembers in the Gulf of Mexico.The Seacor Power capsized in heavy winds and seas on April 13…

Seacor Power Bow Section Raised

Jul 12, 2021

Salvors have raised the bow section of the liftboat Seacor Power, which overturned in heavy seas in the Gulf of Mexico in April.The Donjon-SMIT salvage team lifted the bow section to the surface of the water and transported it by barge on Saturday to the Modern American Recycling Services…

Salvors Remove Diesel Fuel from Capsized Liftboat Seacor Power

May 19, 2021

Salvage crews have removed all diesel fuel from the tanks of capsized liftboat Seacor Power in the Gulf of Mexico, the U.S. Coast Guard said on Wednesday.Salvors removed approximately 20,363 gallons of diesel fuel from the overturned vessel using the hot tapping method…

NTSB Issues Preliminary Report on Fatal Seacor Power Capsizing

May 18, 2021

The National Transportation Safety Board (NTSB) on Tuesday published a preliminary report as part of its ongoing investigation into the fatal capsizing of the liftboat Seacor Power last month near Port Fourchon, La.There were 19 people on board when the U…

Salvage Crews Begin Lightering Fuel from Seacor Power

May 05, 2021

Salvors have started removing fuel from the tanks of a lift boat that capsized in the Gulf of Mexico last month, the U.S. Coast Guard said.The 234-foot Seacor Power could have been carrying up to 35,000 gallons of fuel, lube oil, hydraulic and…

Responders Working to Salvage Capsized Lift Boat Seacor Power

Apr 27, 2021

The U.S. Coast Guard is working with the Seacor Power's owner to salvage the lift boat that capsized earlier this month in the Gulf of Mexico.A unified command including representatives from the Coast Guard and Houston-based Seacor Marine engaged in-person for the salvage and wreck removal…

Updated Damage Analyses, COVID-restriction Push Hammerfest LNG Restart to March 2022

Apr 26, 2021

After a thorough analyses and mapping of damages, Equinor changed the schedule for repair and start-up of the LNG plant on Melkøya after the fire on September 28, 2020. Due to the comprehensive scope of work and Covid-19 restrictions, the revised estimated start-up date is set to March 31…

US Coast Guard Ends Search for Missing Seacor Power Crew Members

Apr 19, 2021

The U.S. Coast Guard said on Monday it will call off its search at sunset for the remaining eight crew members missing from the lift boat Seacor Power, which capsized in the Gulf of Mexico last week.The Coast Guard said its vessel and air crews…

Two More Deceased Crew Members Recovered from Seacor Power

Apr 18, 2021

Divers recovered two unresponsive crewmembers from the overturned lift boat Seacor Power on Friday, bringing the death count to four with nine still missing after the vessel capsized in extreme weather conditions in the Gulf of Mexico on Tuesday…

Second Casualty Recovered from Capsized Lift Boat, 11 Still Missing

Apr 16, 2021

A second unresponsive person has been recovered from the water near a lift boat that capsized in the Gulf of Mexico, the U.S. Coast Guard said on Friday.A Coast Guard helicopter crew spotted the person in the water at 7:10 p.m. on Thursday while…

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