Criminal Charges Possible After Deadly Channel Islands Dive Boat Fire

The investigation into Monday’s horrific fire aboard a dive boat in California’s Channel Islands could ultimately result in criminal charges. For now, authorities in Southern California view the Conception disaster as a tragic accident. But under federal statute, prosecutors couldRead More

2 Crewmembers Tragically Killed Aboard Shell Augur Platform in Gulf of Mexico

The U.S. Coast Guard is investigating the tragic deaths of two crewmembers aboard Royal Dutch Shell’s Auger tension leg platform earlier this summer in the Gulf of Mexico. Workers Were Testing Shell Augur Platform’s Lifeboat Recovery System According to mediaRead More

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Tug-Barge Allision Near Cape Cod Canal

in NEWS, WHAT TO DO IN CASE OF AN OFFSHORE ACCIDENT The Coast Guard is currently investigating an allision between a barge and a tug that took place last night not far from the Cape Cod Canal. According to watchstandersRead More

Australia to Carry Out Fire Inspection Campaign

Australian authorities have announced that the country will be carrying out a concentrated inspection campaign on Fire Safety systems to be used on board vessels that travel in Australian waters, as well as in Australian ports. The inspection, which isRead More

Ship Surveyor Convicted of Obstructing Justice

Any maritime worker or recreational boating enthusiast will be aware that there are a number of dangerous risks related with working offshore – maritime workers complain of back pain, electrocution injuries, head injuries, injuries leading to loss of hearing, near-drowningRead 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

Offshore Crane Accident Kills Worker Near the Coast of Galveston

On Tuesday, August 16, 2011, a maritime worker was killed when a crane collapsed onboard a production platform owned by Energy Resource Technology, a subsidiary of Houston-headquartered Helix Energy Solutions Group. The accident occurred approximately 75 miles southeast of Galveston.Read More


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