Archive for September, 2011

NTSB Points the Finger in Last Year’s Sabine-Neches Oil Spill

Officials working for the National Transportation Safety Board (NTSB) released the results of their investigation today into what caused the January 22, 2010 Port Arthur collision of the towboat Dixie Vengeance and the tanker Eagle Otome. As the two vesselsRead More

Injured Offshore? Odds Are You’re Being Watched

After an on-the-job injury, chances are high that your employer will place you under video surveillance. In an effort to avoid paying for injuries, maritime employers often hire private investigators to film injured employees doing things outside the house thatRead More

“Oil Mats” From Deepwater Horizon Spill Still Threatening Gulf of Mexico

While Alabama beaches and coastal waters appear to be clean more than a year after the nation’s worst ever oil spill, researchers warn that thick slabs of oily tar lurk unseen just feet from the sand. According to a recently-releasedRead More

Poor Management to Blame for BP Oil Spill Say U.S. Investigators

On Wednesday, September 14, 2011, United States federal investigators released the results of an in-depth investigation into the cause of the BP oil spill. Investigators ultimately blamed the largest offshore oil spill in U.S. history on BP and Transocean’s poorRead More

Oil Rig Workers Rescued in Gulf of Mexico, Search Continues for Missing Man

Seven of the ten oil rig workers adrift in the Gulf of Mexico for three days have been rescued according to Mexican state oil company Pemex. Unfortunately, two individuals were killed while another remains missing. The men, all employed byRead More

BP Gulf Oil Spill: Judge Allows Punitive Damages for Some Plaintiffs

A recent ruling by U.S. District Court Judge Carl Barbier has opened the door for some of the more than 100,000 claimants seeking compensation for economic loss stemming from the Deepwater Horizon disaster to sue BP for punitive damages. TrialRead More

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