November 18, 2012 11:55 PM
Search efforts are ramping up for the remaining missing worker of the oil platform fire Friday morning. Black Elk Energy released a statement Sunday night, saying it has now hired a total of three commercial dive boats and started a beach search with Plaquemines Parish Sheriff's Department.
The company... more »
November 18, 2012 10:03 PM
NEW ORLEANS (AP) - The owner of an oil platform that caught fire after an explosion in the Gulf of Mexico last week said Sunday that it has expanded its search for a missing worker, and doctors said one of four men burned in the blaze is improving and is... more »
November 18, 2012 12:37 AM
NEW ORLEANS (AP) - Divers hired by the owner of an oil platform in the Gulf of Mexico that caught fire recovered a body in the waters near the site Saturday evening, according to the U.S. Coast Guard and the rig's owner. Coast Guard spokesman Carlos Vega said late Saturday... more »
November 17, 2012 11:07 PM
The US Coast Guard confirmed to KATC that an unidentified body has been found in the water near the oil platform that caught fire Friday morning. A Coast Guard spokesperson says divers contracted by Black Elk Energy discovered human remains while inspecting the platform structure Saturday evening. The Coast Guard... more »
November 17, 2012 10:40 PM
NEW ORLEANS (AP) - The Coast Guard on Saturday evening called off its search for two workers missing after an explosion and fire on an oil platform in the Gulf of Mexico a day earlier. Four others workers were badly burned in the blaze, which evoked memories of the deadly... more »
March 30, 2012 9:46 AM
GIBSON, La. (AP) - Terrebonne Parish authorities say a 54-year-old Alabama man died after a metal wall fell on him at a scrapyard in Gibson. Sheriff's deputies tell The Courier that Anthony Giles of Rockford, Ala., was cutting iron with a blowtorch on an offshore oil platform when it collapsed... more »
September 3, 2010 7:10 PM
Just when it looked hopeful that the ban on offshore drilling may come to an end, another accident has all eyes looking towards the gulf.
Lafayette resident, John Constantine, said " it was going to get to a point where we got more sympathy, but I think that this... more »
September 3, 2010 2:14 AM
As the Vermilion 380 platform burned Thursday morning and 13 men jumped to safety, a New Iberia man captured the fire from a platform just four miles away from the site.
"I didn't hear an explosion, didn't see an explosion, didn't smell smoke or anything, it was just a... more »
September 2, 2010 7:28 PM
Two men from Geuydan were on the platform that caught on fire today--Joseph Breaux and Dewey Dupree.
"My daddy's my life. It's always been all three of us--my mom and him," Amanda Dupree explained.
She tells KATC that today she feared for her dad, Dewey Dupree's, life after... more »
September 2, 2010 6:32 PM
Mariner Energy, Inc. is reporting that the fire at its production platform on Vermilion Block 380 has been extinguished. The crew was released from the hospital this afternoon.
September 2, 2010 6:13 PM
UPDATE: all 13 men have completed their injury assessments at Terrebonne General Medical Center and are now released.
September 2, 2010 2:39 PM
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September 2, 2010 2:09 PM
NEW ORLEANS, La. (AP) - The Coast Guard is saying that a mile-long oil sheen is spreading from the site off an offshore petroleum platform that exploded in the Gulf of Mexico off Louisiana. The site of the explosion is west of where BP's massive spill occurred. The Coast Guard... more »
September 2, 2010 1:31 PM
Mariner Energy, Inc. (NYSE: ME) confirms that a fire has occurred at a production platform located on Vermilion Block 380, approximately 100 miles from the Louisiana coast. All 13 members of the crew have been evacuated and safely accounted for. No injuries have been reported. In an initial flyover, no... more »
September 2, 2010 1:01 PM
We'll be taking Governor Bobby Jindal live from Baton Rouge at 12:30 pm. Stay tuned to KATC, Channel 3.
May 17, 2010 1:12 PM
NEW ORLEANS (AP) -BP Oil and Gas Platform Asked to Shutdown A lawsuit filed Monday in U.S. District Court says the U.S. Interior Department failed to investigate warnings of possible safety problems with BP's Atlantis platform. Atlantis is stationed in 7,070 feet of water more than 150 miles south of... more »
April 27, 2010 12:48 PM
A memorial service for Blair Manuel, 56, a Eunice native presumed dead in the explosion of the Deepwater Horizon oil platform, will be held in early May. The service, according to his mother, will be on May 7 at 2 p.m. at St. Anthony of Padua Catholic Church. Manuel was... more »
April 22, 2010 2:32 PM
NEW ORLEANS (AP) - An oil platform that burned for more than day after a massive explosion sank into the Gulf of Mexico on Thursday, the U.S. Coast Guard said. Crews searched by air and water for 11 workers still missing from the Deepwater Horizon, though one relative said family... more »
February 24, 2010 10:40 AM
The U.S. Coast Guard has confirmed that a fire offshore early this morning has been extinguished. Officials stationed in Morgan City say the fire started after a vessel struck a pipeline off the south central coast of Louisiana. There are no reports of injuries at this time and the incident... more »
November 2, 2009 8:48 AM
GALVESTON, Texas (AP) - A helicopter crash on takeoff from a platform in the Gulf of Mexico left two men injured and the aircraft in the water. A spokesman for Broussard, La.,-based Rotorcraft Leasing Co., which serves the oil and gas industry, said Monday the cause of the crash is... more »