Archive for November, 2017

Trump Administration Scraps Offshore Worker Protections Proposed in Wake of Deepwater Horizon Explosion

  New rules meant to protect those working in the offshore drilling industry have been scrapped, after the Bureau of Safety and Environmental Enforcement (BSEE) refused to enact the regulations. According to the Houston Chronical, the refusal comes as the BSEERead More

Cause of Deadly Oil Barge Explosion Off Port Aransas Continues to Elude Investigators

The U.S. Coast Guard has yet to determine the cause of a deadly oil barge explosion that killed two crewmembers off the coast of Port Aransas, Texas, last month. Crew Member Remains Missing Dujour Vanterpool, 26, of Houston and Zachariah Jackson,Read More

Investigation Underway After Shell Oil Rig Fire Injures Two Workers, Forces Evacuation of Gulf of Mexico Platform

The U.S. Coast Guard and the Bureau of Safety and Environmental Enforcement (BSEE) are investigating an offshore oil rig fire in the Gulf of Mexico that left two maritime workers injured. The fire aboard Royal Dutch Shell’s Enchilada platform was reportedRead More

1 Crewmember Tragically Killed and Another Still Missing After Barge Explodes and Catches Fire Off Coast of Port Aransas, Texas

A crew member remains missing and another was tragically killed following a barge explosion and fire off the coast of Port Aransas, Texas on October 17, 2017. Oil barge B255 was under tow by the Buster Bouchard, about 3 miles off PortRead More

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