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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, Inc. (M.A.R.S.) facility in Houma, La.Meanwhile, salvage work continues at the wreck site, where crews recently conducted more acoustic surveys of the stern and accommodation sections…

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…

India Still Searching for Missing Offshore Workers Three Days after Barge Sinking

May 21, 2021

India's army and navy deployed ships and aircraft as they searched for 26 people still missing more than three days after a powerful cyclone sank a barge off the country's west coast, killing 49 people on board.Cyclone Tauktae, the most powerful storm to barrel into the west coast in two decades…

Rescuers Searching for 49 Missing after Cyclone Sinks Oilfield Barge Offshore India

May 20, 2021

Naval vessels and aircraft scoured the waters off India's west coast late on Wednesday after the most powerful cyclone in more than two decades battered the region, sinking an oilfield accommodation barge and killing 26 aboard, authorities said…

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…

Fourteen Die Offshore India After Barge Sinks as Cyclone Batters West Coast

May 19, 2021

Fourteen people have died as a barge sank off India's west coast after a powerful cyclone barrelled into the country, authorities said on Wednesday, while Indian navy ships and aircraft scoured waters to locate scores of other missing personnel…

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…

Cyclone Tauktae: Rescue Op Launched for 81 Offshore Oil Workers after Barge Sinks off Mumbai

May 18, 2021

The Indian Navy mounted a massive air and sea rescue mission on Tuesday for 81 missing oil workers and crew whose barge sank in heavy seas following a powerful cyclone that tore up the west coast of the country.Around 180 of those on board the barge were rescued from the water as it sank off Mumbai…

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…

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…

Search Continues for 12 Missing from Capsized Lift Boat

Apr 15, 2021

The U.S. Coast Guard said Thursday it is still searching for 12 people missing from a lift boat that capsized in extreme weather conditions Tuesday in the U.S. Gulf of Mexico.Coast Guard vessel and air crews have worked with other local agencies…

China: CNOOC Searching for Three Missing After Fire on Offshore Platform Doused

Apr 09, 2021

China’s offshore oil and gas major CNOOC Ltd has put out a fire at a production platform in Bohai Bay and is focusing its efforts on searching for three people who went missing, the firm said on Friday.In a filing to the Hong Kong stock exchange…

Kim Heng Forms Subsea Services and Salvage Firm Zale

Sep 11, 2020

Kim Heng Offshore & Marine, Singapore's offshore vessel provider, and offshore wind player, is setting up a new subsidiary named Zale, focused on subsea and emergency response services.Kim Heng said Friday that a new fully owned subsidiary Zale had been incorporated in Singapore…

Boskalis Buys Salvage Firm Ardent Americas

Apr 09, 2020

Dutch dredging and marine services giant Boskalis has acquired the U.S.-based maritime emergency response specialist Ardent Americas.Ardent, created by the 2015 merger of salvage divisions of Svitzer and Crowley, specializes in emergency preparedness and response…

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