Tug involved in fire fighting ops at oil platform near Bayou Sorrel
The "Capt. Thomas Paul" of the Coast Guard, along with state and local agencies, continued to respond to a fire on the Berry Lake Platform near Bayou Sorrel on Mar 16, 2016. Response crews extinguished the fire around 1 p.m., and remained on scene to monitor the situation. Thus far, there has been a minimum amount of pollution released and is expected to dissipate naturally. The Coast Guard Captain of the Port New Orleans established a safety zone around the incident site, while crews continue response efforts. Personnel at MSU Baton Rouge was notified on MAr 15 at 9:15 a.m., that an oil production platform in Bayou Sorrel caught fire while in the process of being dismantled. There were two people aboard the platform at the time of the explosion. There were no reported injuries.
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Hoegh Osaka was 'unstable' when it left Southampton port
A cargo ship which became stranded in the Solent for 19 days after developing a severe list was "unstable" when it left port, a report says.
The Hoegh Osaka ran aground in January 2015 on its way from Southampton to Bremerhaven carrying high-end cars.
A "significant difference" between the actual and estimated cargo weight left it unstable and contributed to the accident, marine investigators found.
Owner Hoegh Autoliners said no one person could be blamed for the error.
"There were a number of circumstances here. We cannot put responsibility on one individual or group," a spokesman for the shipping company said.
The 51,000-tonne vessel, which left Southampton on 3 January 2014 at 20:06 GMT, was "rounding West Bramble buoy in the Solent when it developed a significant starboard list, causing some cargo shift and consequent flooding", the Marine Accident Investigation Branch (MAIB) report said. www.bbc.com/news/...
On Mar 16, 2016 at 12:28 a.m. the CROSS Etel was alerted by the Maritime Medical Consultation Centre in Toulouse after a British passenger, aged 79, aboard the "Braemar" had fallen ill and needed to be medevaced by helicopter. The ship was 138 nautical west of Penmarc'h. Following a conference call with the Maritime Medical Coordination (SCMM) in Finistère and the ship, the decision was made to take the patient to the hospital La Cavale Blanche in Brest. The CROSS dispatched a Cayman helicopter of the naval air base Lanvéoc Poulmic with a medical team on board which took off at 1:15 p.m. and reached the ship at 1:55 p.m. The passenger was hoisted aboard the Cayman at 2:30 p.m. and delivered at the hospital La Cavale Blanche at 3:30 p.m.
At 8:13 p.m., the CROSS Corsen was notified by the "Braemar" that another passenger, a British national of 75 years was suffering from respiratory failure. During a conference call with the Maritime Medical Consultation Centre (MMCC) in Toulouse and the ship, the decision was made to medevac the passenger by helicopter. A Cayman helicopter of the naval air base Lanvéoc Poulmic with a medical team on board was dispatched to the ship iwhich was 60 nautical miles west of the Crozon peninsula en route to the port of Dover. On request of the CROSS, the ship diverted slightly to approach the French coast. After a second conference call of the Maritime Medical Coordination SAMU in Finistère and the ship, it was decided to evacuate the passenger to the hospital La Cavale Blanche in Brest. The helicopter took off at 9:20 p.m. in Lanvéoc Poulmic and reached the ship twenty minutes later. The patient was hoisted aboard the Cayman around 10:30 p.m. and delivered at the hospital at 11 p.m.
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