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  • 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 »
  • Burned platform workers to be released from hospital

    December 21, 2012 10:17 PM

    BATON ROUGE- Three offshore workers, burned in a platform explosion will be released from a hospital's burn unit. The workers, from the Philippines, were being treated after injuries sustained when the Gulf of Mexico platform they were working on exploded in November. "We are inspired by the progress... more »
  • Body identified as missing oil platform worker

    November 28, 2012 4:43 PM

    NEW ORLEANS - A body found Monday in the Gulf of Mexico near Grand Isle has been identified as a Filipino worker missing since a Nov. 16 oil platform fire. Lafourche Parish Coroner Dr. John King says the body is 28-year-old Jerome Malagapo. Malagapo had been working for Grand Isle... more »
  • Officials trying to identify body pulled from Gulf

    November 27, 2012 5:26 PM

    NEW ORLEANS - The Jefferson Parish coroner's office is trying to determine whether the decomposed body of a man recovered from the Gulf of Mexico is a worker missing since a fire erupted on an offshore oil platform on Nov. 16. The Coast Guard says the body was spotted Monday... more »
  • Worker injured in platform fire dies

    November 23, 2012 11:56 AM

    BATON ROUGE - One of four Filipino workers injured in an explosion and fire on a Gulf oil platform died today, according to the Phillippine Embassy. Ambassador Jose L. Cuisia, Jr., said in a press release that Avelino Tajonera passed away early this morning. He said Tajonera's wife... more »
  • Agency: Company needs to improve offshore safety

    November 21, 2012 1:53 PM

    NEW ORLEANS - A federal agency has told the owner of an offshore oil platform where a deadly explosion and fire happened last week to take immediate steps to improve safety at its offshore operations. The Bureau of Safety and Environmental Enforcement said Wednesday that Black Elk Energy Offshore Operations... more »
  • Search for final missing platform worker cancelled

    November 20, 2012 10:14 PM

    GRAND ISLE- The search for the last worker missing after an explosion on an oil platform off the coast of Louisiana has been called off. Black Elk Energy owned the platform. One worker was found dead, four others were burned and are being treated in Baton Rouge after the... more »
  • Four burn victims in BR for special treatment

    November 16, 2012 9:41 PM

    BATON ROUGE- Four victims of a oil platform explosion are at a burn unit, getting treatment. The victims were transferred to Baton Rouge General Mid City from a hospital in the New Orleans area Friday evening. The hospital cannot comment specifically on the patients' injuries or care. But,... more »
  • Search continues for two missing after platform fire Play Video

    November 16, 2012 10:16 AM

    NEW ORLEANS - The Coast Guard said they are continuing to search for two missing oil platform workers after a cutting torch caused an explosion and fire this morning. Capt. Ed Cubanski told reporters at the noon briefing there were no confirmed deaths. Emergency managers had erroneously reported two... more »
  • Democratic platform focuses on fixing the economy

    September 4, 2012 11:57 AM

    WASHINGTON - Democrats unveiled a party platform at their national convention Monday that echoes President Barack Obama's call for higher taxes on wealthier Americans while backing same-sex marriage and abortion rights. Delegates will vote Tuesday to adopt the platform that reflects the president's argument that his work is unfinished and... more »
  • One injured in Gulf platform fire

    May 29, 2012 5:32 PM

    VENICE- Coast Guard crews from South Louisiana are working a platform fire about 20 miles off Louisiana's shoreline. One tank caught fire this morning on a platform owned by Energy XXI. Seven people were on the platform when the fire started; all were evacuated but one person was injured.... more »
  • Storm closes near half of Gulf oil production

    September 2, 2011 1:30 PM

    NEW ORLEANS - Tropical Storm Lee has cut off just under half of the normal oil production from the Gulf of Mexico's U.S. waters. That's the word from the federal Bureau of Ocean Energy Management, Regulation and Enforcement. The agency said Friday that 169 of the 617 manned... more »
  • 56 platforms shut down as Don moves across Gulf

    July 29, 2011 2:48 PM

    NEW ORLEANS - Tropical Storm Don shut down 56 offshore petroleum platforms Friday as it made its way across the central Gulf of Mexico. The Bureau of Ocean Energy Management, Regulation and Enforcement said the platforms were evacuated in advance of the storm, shutting in just under 12 percent... more »
  • Gas leak stopped at Gulf platform

    January 30, 2011 9:49 AM

    LAKE CHARLES- Federal authorities say a natural gas leak has been stopped at a platform in the Gulf of Mexico off the southwestern Louisiana coast. The platform is located about 93 miles offshore, south of Lake Charles, in about 173 feet of water. The Bureau of Ocean Energy Management,... more »
  • UPDATE: Mariner says platform fire put out quickly

    September 9, 2010 1:28 PM

    A small fire was reported Thursday on a petroleum production platform owned by Mariner Energy Inc., but the company said it was quickly put out with a water hose and a hand-held fire extinguisher. It was the second fire in a week aboard a Mariner platform in the Gulf of... more »
  • Coast Guard: no signs of oil leaking from platform fire

    September 3, 2010 10:39 AM

    Daybreak brought no reports of oil leaking from an offshore oil platform that erupted in flames Thursday in the Gulf of Mexico, the Coast Guard said. Petty Officer Steve Lehmann in New Orleans said an 87-foot Coast Guard cutter patrolling the area has not reported any signs of leaks. A... more »
  • Coast Guard says no oil spill after platform explosion

    September 2, 2010 3:19 PM

    Update : The Coast Guard now says there is no immediate sign that oil is spilling from a production platform that caught fire Thursday in the Gulf of Mexico. All 13 crew members that were on the platform south of Vermillion Bay were rescued out of the water after... more »
  • Oil platform explodes in Gulf, on fire

    September 2, 2010 10:40 AM

    Another explosion has occurred at an oil rig in the Gulf of Mexico, this one about 80 miles south of Vermillion Bay along the central Louisiana coast. The rig is Vermillion oil rig 380 and is owned by Mariner Energy. It had 13 workers aboard at the time, all... more »
  • Offshore natural gas platform sinks off Venezuela

    May 13, 2010 7:10 AM

    An offshore natural gas platform has sunk into the sea off the coast of Venezuela, and 95 workers have been safely rescued. Oil Minister Rafael Ramirez said all of the workers on the Aban Pearl platform off eastern Sucre state were safely evacuated, and he said the accident poses no... more »
  • Another image of oil slick from LSU Earth Scan Lab

    April 29, 2010 3:32 PM

    Below is a MODIS true color image courtesy the LSU Earth Scan Laboratory. This pass was received at 11:49 a.m. on Thursday. The edge of the oil slick was 2 km from Southeast Pass at the time the image was taken. more »
  • Oil leak from sunken rig off La. could foul coast

    April 26, 2010 3:21 PM

    Coast Guard crews raced to protect the Gulf of Mexico coastline Monday as a remote sub tried to shut off an underwater oil well that's gushing 42,000 gallons a day from the site of a wrecked drilling platform. If crews cannot stop the leak quickly, they might need to... more »

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