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  • Carnival brings refurbished vessel to New Orleans

    March 7, 2012 7:40 AM

    NEW ORLEANS (AP) - The Carnival Destiny is getting a new name, the Carnival Sunshine, and it will replace the Carnival Conquest in New Orleans in November 2013 following a $155 million renovation. Carnival Cruise Lines said Tuesday the 2,642-passeder Carnival Destiny is now homeported in Miami and travels to... more »
  • BP Shutting Vessel of Opportunity Program Down

    September 15, 2010 5:48 PM

    MOBILE, Ala. (AP) - BP is ending the program that hired coastal boats to scout for oil in Alabama, Florida and Mississippi during the Gulf of Mexico spill. Administrators in Mobile said Wednesday they were shutting down the vessel of opportunity program in the three states. It continues operating in... more »
  • Vessel Has Latched on to Blowout Preventer

    September 3, 2010 12:08 PM

    NEW ORLEANS (AP) - A vessel has latched onto a key piece of evidence in the oil spill investigation so crews can raise the 300-ton device to the surface of the Gulf of Mexico. BP says the Helix Q4000 latched onto the blowout preventer a mile beneath the sea on... more »
  • UPDATE- Towing Vessel Hit LA Oil Well Near Barataria Bay

    July 27, 2010 3:11 PM

    UPDATE: NEW ORLEANS (AP) - Oil and gas leaked Tuesday from a damaged well on a waterway north of a bay where officials have been fighting the spill from the BP disaster in the Gulf of Mexico. The Coast Guard said the tow boat Pere Ana C. struck the wellhead... more »
  • Rough Weather Could Speed Up Plans To Connect Third Containment Vessel

    July 8, 2010 1:40 PM

    WASHINGTON (AP) - Rough weather forecasts in the Gulf of Mexico could force BP and Obama administration officials to speed up plans to connect a third containment vessel to the blown-out undersea oil well. Weather has already delayed plans to hook up the Helix Producer containment vessel that could collect... more »
  • Portion of Mississippi River Closed After Accident

    March 30, 2010 1:20 PM

    VICKSBURG, Miss. (AP) - The Coast Guard has a portion of the Mississippi River closed after two towing vessels collided Tuesday near St. Joseph, La. There were no injuries in the collision that occurred about midnight. The Coast Guard says it was notified by... more »
  • Coast Guard extinguish offshore fire in Gulf

    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 »

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