Thursday, April 1, 2021

Bouchard Transportation Pays Whistleblower in Port Aransas Barge Explosion

New York-based Bouchard Transportation and three former and current company officials have paid $375,000 in restitution to a whistleblower who the company fired after cooperating with a federal investigation into...

April 1, 2021
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Tuesday, March 2, 2021

Bankruptcy Judge Orders Removal of Morton Bouchard as Bouchard Transportation’s CEO

A U.S. bankruptcy judge has ordered Morton S. Bouchard III, the long-time CEO of New York-based Bouchard Transportation, to be immediately removed from his position as chief executive officer. The...

March 2, 2021
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Thursday, January 9, 2020

Bouchard Ordered to Pay Whistleblower in Fatal ‘Barge No. 255’ Explosion Investigation

The U.S. Department of Labor’s Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) has found that New York-based Bouchard Transportation and three of its officers violated whistleblower protection rules when it retaliated...

January 9, 2020
Total Views: 208

Thursday, May 9, 2019

NTSB Blames Ineffective Maintenance, Safety Management in Deadly Barge Explosion

The National Transportation Safety Board has determined that the deadly explosion and fire aboard the B No. 255 barge off the coast of Port Aransas, Texas in 2017 was the...

May 9, 2019
Total Views: 132

Friday, October 5, 2018
Maritime News

Bouchard Seeking $18 Million Insurance Payout on Exploded B255 Barge

(Clearview Post) – The owners of an oil barge that exploded off the coast of Texas in 2017 might make $12 million more on their insurance claim for the damaged vessel...

October 5, 2018
Total Views: 98

Wednesday, August 8, 2018
Maritime News

Bouchard Transportation Lawsuit: Safety Record Not Relevant in Deadly Barge Explosion Investigation

Bouchard Transportation of Melville, New York, wants the Coast Guard’s investigation limited to the loaded oil barge which exploded in 2017 off the coast of Texas, killing two deckhands. But...

August 8, 2018
Total Views: 103

Thursday, July 19, 2018

Bouchard Barge No. 255 Hearing Part 1: ‘I Was Hearing Blasts Every Second’

Editor’s Note: This is the first in a series of articles covering the U.S. Coast Guard’s public hearing on the explosion and fire aboard the Bouchard No. 255 tank barge...

July 19, 2018
Total Views: 150

Friday, July 13, 2018

U.S. Coast Guard to Hold Public Hearing on Fatal Bouchard No. 255 Barge Explosion

The U.S. Coast Guard is scheduled to conduct a formal public hearing beginning Monday to consider evidence related to an explosion and fire aboard the Bouchard No. 255 tank barge...

July 13, 2018
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Wednesday, May 9, 2018
Maritime News

U.S. Coast Guard to Hold Public Hearing on Fatal Barge Explosion Off Texas

The U.S. Coast Guard will conduct a formal public hearing to consider evidence related to a fatal fire that occurred last year aboard the Bouchard No. 255 Tank Barge while...

May 9, 2018
Total Views: 79

Tuesday, October 24, 2017

Oil Cleanup Continues in Texas After Barge Explosion, Fire

A Unified Command made up of representatives from the U.S. Coast Guard, Texas General Land Office, and Bouchard Transportation continue to respond to an oil discharge after a crude oil...

October 24, 2017
Total Views: 36

Sunday, October 22, 2017
Maritime News

Search Suspended for Missing Barge Crew Members Suspended Off Texas

HOUSTON, Oct 22 (Reuters) – A sea and air search was suspended on Sunday for two crew members who went missing after an oil barge caught fire early on Friday...

October 22, 2017
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Friday, October 20, 2017

Two Missing After Explosion on Crude Oil Barge Off Port Aransas, Texas

Update 2: The Coast Guard said Sunday that it has suspended its search for the missing two crew members, contradicting an earlier report one crew member had died.  Update: The...

October 20, 2017
Total Views: 60