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Monthly Archives: September 2012

Oil Rig Workers Injured in Fire

The Coast Guard confirmed that a W&T Offshore gas platform located in the Gulf of Mexico caught fire Wednesday morning, forcing three workers to evacuate. Two of the workers suffered minor injuries as they evacuated the platform, which is located in 120 feet of water about 29 miles south of Terrebonne Parrish, La.’s Dernieres Barrier […]

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Court Reinstates $2 Million Damage Award to Seaman’s Widow

The Virginia Supreme Court has reinstated a $2 million award it struck down earlier this year in an asbestos lawsuit against John Crane, Inc. In March, the court vacated awards totaling more than $3 million in a lawsuit filed by Robert Hardick, who alleged exposure to asbestos while a Navy seaman, before he passed away. […]

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F/V MOONLIGHT MAID sinks

This past weekend Coast Guard Sector Anchorage received a mayday call from crewmembers of the 110′ commercial fishing vessel, the F/V MOONLIGHT MAID. The fishing vessel encountered high winds and 13′ seas before when it began taking on water. At the time, the fishing vessel was more than 30 miles south of Resurrection Bay. A […]

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Vessel Sinks, Spills Oil in Unalaska

A Magone Marine boat sank in Unalaska Thursday morning, spilling a small amount of diesel fuel. Coast Guard Lt. Jim Fothergill says it’s not clear why the landing craft JOSHUA sank while tied up at the dock. The vessel leaked 10 gallons of diesel into the water before Magone personnel were able to stop the […]

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“Gladiator” Lost at Sea, Briefly

Actor Russell Crowe was kayaking with a friend and launched on Saturday afternoon from Cold Spring Harbor on the Long Island Sound, according to US Coast Guard Petty Officer Robert Swieciki. As it got dark, the two got lost and eventually headed for shore, beaching their kayaks in Huntington Bay, nearly 10 miles east from […]

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One Dead, One Missing in F/V ADVANTAGE Sinking

The skipper of a Kodiak-based fishing vessel ADVANTAGE died Friday after the boat sank, authorities said. One crew member was missing and two others were recovering from hypothermia. Four helicopter searches failed to find the crewman missing from the 58-foot ADVANTAGE, Coast Guard Petty Officer 1st Class Sara Francis said. An airplane continued the search. […]

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