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  • Mayor reveals digital platform for public safety Play Video

    May 24, 2016 12:03 PM

    BATON ROUGE- Mayor Melvin “Kip” Holden and officials announced a digital platform on Thursday that supports public safety. The platform is called the Baton Rouge Public Safety Common Operational Platform, or PSCOP, and is aimed to transform how area public safety agencies respond to and monitor operations and emergency situations.... more »
  • Unmanned platform damaged just off La. coast; no injuries

    January 23, 2015 3:17 PM

    NEW ORLEANS - A federal agency is investigating a report of damage to an unmanned offshore oil production platform in the Gulf of Mexico, about five miles south of Port Fourchon, Louisiana. The Bureau of Safety and Environmental Enforcement said the platform operated by Houston-based Energy XXI may have been... more »
  • Following deadly Gulf blast, survivors released from hospital

    November 20, 2014 9:15 PM

    VENICE- A platform exploded in the Gulf of Mexico Thursday afternoon, killing a worker federal regulatory officials said hours after the explosion. Fieldwood Energy reported the incident at its Echo Platform around 3 p.m. Fieldwood is an offshore oil and gas operator. The platform was located in an area... more »
  • Fire at offshore gas platform prompts evacuation

    October 3, 2014 2:13 AM

    ANCHORAGE, AK - Responders say a fire at an offshore liquefied natural gas platform in Alaska has been fully contained. The unified command for the incident said in a statement Thursday the Cook Inlet platform will be monitored throughout the night. The fire destroyed the crew's living quarters and forced... more »
  • Three window washers rescued from N.O. highrise

    April 25, 2014 11:23 AM

    NEW ORLEANS - Three window washers were rescued after their platform gave way while they were working on a high rise building in New Orleans. The dangled on safety harnesses for about 20 minutes, hundreds of feet from the ground. The men were working on the 53-story Capital One... more »
  • Feds place blame after platform explosion

    November 4, 2013 9:24 PM

    NEW ORLEANS- An offshore company and contractors are blamed for an explosion on an oil platform that killed three workers last year. The men were using a torch to cut pipes on the platform off the coast of Louisiana when pipes ignited. They were refurbishing the platform about 20... more »
  • Gulf platform owner sued over deadly 2012 blast

    October 30, 2013 2:17 PM

    NEW ORLEANS- A Filipino worker who was severely burned in a deadly explosion on an oil platform in the Gulf of Mexico last year is suing the platform's owner and operator. Lawyers for Renato Dominguez filed the suit against Houston-based Black Elk Energy LLC in a county court in Galveston,... more »
  • Divers find body of missing platform worker

    October 29, 2013 9:36 PM

    NEW ORLEANS - Divers have found the body of a missing oil platform worker at the bottom of the Gulf of Mexico, near the platform that sits in 100 feet of water about 55 miles offshore. The body, recovered Tuesday, is believed to be that of 38-year-old Peter Voces, a... more »
  • USCG: Crewman missing off platform

    October 28, 2013 12:17 PM

    NEW ORLEANS - The Coast Guard and other offshore vessels are looking for man who went missing from a platform in the Gulf of Mexico this weekend. The Coast Guard said 38-year-old Peter Voces was last seen wearing an orange work vest, jeans and a brown shirt when he... more »
  • Report: Unsafe welding led to fatal Gulf accident

    August 21, 2013 11:24 AM

    NEW ORLEANS - A report for a Texas-based company says a deadly 2012 explosion on its Gulf of Mexico oil platform off the Louisiana coast happened when workers for a subcontractor used unsafe welding practices. The report released Wednesday was done by ABSG Consulting for Black Elk Energy. ABSG says... more »
  • Natural gas sheen spotted in Gulf after platform failure

    July 9, 2013 3:29 PM

    NEW ORLEANS- The Coast Guard said Tuesday natural gas is leaking into the Gulf of Mexico, and a four by three-quarter mile sheen has developed in the water after an incident at a well site. Workers on an oil and natural gas production platform about 74-miles southwest of Port... more »
  • 20 safe after vessel hits platform, sinks in Gulf

    June 14, 2013 4:35 PM

    NEW ORLEANS - Officials say an offshore supply boat struck a production platform in the Gulf of Mexico on Friday and sank after all 20 people aboard were transferred safely to another boat. Coast Guard Petty Officer Ivan Barnes says none of the 16 passengers or four crew members on... more »
  • Oil platform owner sued over deadly blast in Gulf

    March 26, 2013 2:08 PM

    NEW ORLEANS- Relatives of two victims of a deadly explosion on an oil platform in the Gulf of Mexico are suing the platform's owner and operator. A federal lawsuit filed Monday by Ellroy Corporal's widow accuses Houston-based Black Elk Energy Offshore Operations LLC of negligently exposing workers to dangerous conditions.... more »
  • Houston company sued over oil discharged in Gulf

    February 11, 2013 5:14 PM

    NEW ORLEANS - The Justice Department filed suit against a Houston-based company it accused of illegally dumping oil from a Gulf of Mexico platform. The federal suit filed Monday in New Orleans against ATP Oil & Gas Corp. says an Interior Department inspection last year uncovered violations of the Clean... more »
  • Groups seek halt to Arctic offshore drilling

    January 3, 2013 12:10 PM

    ANCHORAGE, Alaska - Two national environmental groups are calling for a halt to federal permits for Arctic offshore petroleum drilling after the grounding of a Royal Dutch Shell PLC drill ship off Alaska's coast. Representatives of the Natural Resources Defense Council and The Wilderness Society say Shell has demonstrated it's... more »

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