Wednesday, January 1, 2020

The Maritime Stories That Shaped the Decade

As the 2010’s come to a close, we’re taking a look back at the maritime stories that kept us talking the most these last ten years.  Deepwater Horizon For me,...

January 1, 2020
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Tuesday, June 11, 2019
deepwater horizon

Environmental Groups Sue Trump Administration Over Rollback of Obama-Era Offshore Safety Rules

By Valerie Volcovici WASHINGTON, June 11 (Reuters) – A coalition of environmental groups on Tuesday filed a lawsuit challenging the U.S. Interior Department’s rollbacks of safety measures put in place...

June 11, 2019
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Friday, May 3, 2019
Maritime News

Trump Gives Oil Drillers More Leeway by Easing Post-Spill Rule

By Jennifer A. Dlouhy (Bloomberg) — The Trump administration is giving oil companies more flexibility when drilling offshore, by easing Obama-era mandates imposed in response to the 2010 Deepwater Horizon...

May 3, 2019
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Thursday, May 2, 2019
Maritime News

Trump Administration to Relax Offshore Safety Rules Sparked by 2010 Gulf Oil Spill

By Valerie Volcovici WASHINGTON, May 2 (Reuters) – The Trump administration unveiled on Thursday its final plan to roll back offshore drilling safety measures put in place by the Obama...

May 2, 2019
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Wednesday, May 1, 2019
deepwater horizon blowout

Trump Said to Ease Drilling Rules Sparked by 2010 Gulf Oil Spill

By Jennifer A. Dlouhy (Bloomberg) — The Trump administration is poised to relax offshore drilling requirements imposed in response to the Deepwater Horizon disaster that killed 11 people in 2010 and unleashed...

May 1, 2019
Total Views: 46

Wednesday, June 13, 2018
Knife Tip Injury

An Alarming Number Of Shipping Companies Are Banning Knives, Here’s How To Stop Them

by Capt. John Konrad (gCaptain) A disturbing and dangerous trend is growing offshore. Despite overwhelming evidence that knives are essential to the safety of life at sea, shipping companies are...

June 13, 2018
Total Views: 181

Tuesday, May 22, 2018
deepwater horizon

Sharp Exchanges Highlight BP Fears of Climate Legal Jeopardy

By Kelly Gilblom (Bloomberg) — After paying more than $65 billion in legal costs for the Deepwater Horizon catastrophe, BP Plc is wary of the risk of lawsuits related to...

May 22, 2018
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Friday, April 27, 2018
deepwater horizon blowout

Trump Administration Moving to Relax Some Offshore Drilling Rules Put in Place After Deepwater Horizon

By Jennifer A. Dlouhy (Bloomberg) — The Trump administration is moving to relax some offshore drilling requirements imposed in response to the Deepwater Horizon disaster but is rebuffing the oil industry’s plea...

April 27, 2018
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Tuesday, January 16, 2018

BP’s Gulf Oil Spill Tab Rises as Lawsuits Wind Down

By Amanda Jordan and Kelly Gilblom (Bloomberg) — BP Plc raised the amount it will pay this year for the Deepwater Horizon accident as thousands of lawsuits related to the biggest oil...

January 16, 2018
Total Views: 23

Friday, December 29, 2017
deepwater horizon

Trump Administration Rolls Back Offshore Safety Rules Put In Place After Deepwater Horizon

The Production Safety Systems Rule, which the Trump administration is planning to roll back, addresses safety and pollution prevention equipment, subsea safety devices and safety device testing for the production...

December 29, 2017
Total Views: 37

Thursday, June 8, 2017
deepwater horizon

Trump Said to Mull Combining Agencies Separated After Gulf Oil Spill

By Jennifer A. Dlouhy (Bloomberg) — After the 2010 Gulf oil spill, the Obama administration broke the scandal-plagued federal agency that policed offshore drilling into separate bureaus.Now the Trump administration...

June 8, 2017
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Wednesday, October 5, 2016
Caleb Holloway.

Deepwater Horizon Survivor Wants To Honor Lost Crewmates

By Celeste Hoang A specific memory has stayed with Caleb Holloway since April 20, 2010, the night the Deepwater Horizon oil rig was torn apart off the coast of Louisana by...

October 5, 2016
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Saturday, August 20, 2016
Smoke billows from a controlled burn of spilled oil off the Louisiana coast in the Gulf of Mexico coast line
Fire Incidents

US Jury Acquits Lawyer Accused Of Fraud In Deepwater Horizon Case

By Jonathan Stempel Reuters) A prominent Texas lawyer was acquitted on Thursday of charges he made up thousands of fake clients to sue BP Plc for damages that the oil...

August 20, 2016
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Friday, July 15, 2016
Maritime News

BP Raises Deepwater Horizon Spill Liability to $61.6 Billion

By David Wethe and Rakteem Katakey (Bloomberg) — BP Plc has raised the total liability from the Deepwater Horizon oil disaster, which triggered the worst offshore oil spill in U.S....

July 15, 2016
Total Views: 34

Wednesday, June 1, 2016
Maritime News

Watch the First Official Movie Trailer for ‘Deepwater Horizon’

The first full-length trailer for the upcoming film Deepwater Horizon is here and after having watched it I have to say I’m really looking forward to this movie. A shorter teaser...

June 1, 2016
Total Views: 7

Thursday, April 14, 2016
Maritime News

U.S. Issues Tough New Rules for Offshore Drilling

By Jennifer A. Dlouhy (Bloomberg) — The Obama administration is imposing tough new regulations for offshore drilling nearly six years after the Deepwater Horizon disaster vividly illustrated the potential damage...

April 14, 2016
Total Views: 28

Thursday, March 24, 2016

The ‘Deepwater Horizon’ Movie Trailer Has Arrived – Watch it Here

The official trailer for the big-budget flick “Deepwater Horizon” starring Mark Wahlberg was released Wednesday, giving a first glimpse at the long-awaited film that looks to tell the true story of the April...

March 24, 2016
Total Views: 31

Friday, March 11, 2016
Maritime News

BP Won’t Face Moratorium Claims Over Oil Spill, Judge Says

By Margaret Cronin Fisk and Laurel Brubaker Calkins (Bloomberg) — BP Plc won total dismissal of claims by energy and oilfield service companies for losses they blamed on the U.S....

March 11, 2016
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Wednesday, February 17, 2016
Maritime News

U.S. Gets Final Shot at Gulf Oil Spill Verdict in Ex-BP Manager’s Trial

By Margaret Cronin Fisk (Bloomberg) — Federal prosecutors have one last chance to send someone to jail over the deadly 2010 BP Plc Gulf of Mexico well blowout and the...

February 17, 2016
Total Views: 31

Thursday, December 3, 2015
Donald Vidrine, BP Well Site Leader Deepwater Horizon Oil Rig
Oil Spill

Deepwater Horizon Well Site Leader Pleads Guilty – Manslaughter Charges Dropped

Federal prosecutors dropped manslaughter charges against BP’s two top employees on the Transocean oil rig Deepwater Horizon that blew up in 2010, the latest setback for investigators probing the largest...

December 3, 2015
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