Gulf of Mexico

Carnival Triumph

Coast Guard: Cruise ship stopped; towline broken

MOBILE, Ala. (AP) — The crippled Carnival cruise slowly making its way back to dry land suffered another setback Thursday when a tow line snapped, setting the ship adrift once again as crews worked to repair it.

02/14/2013

Carnival Triumph

Carnival cancels 12 more cruises on troubled ship

HOUSTON (AP) — Carnival Cruise Lines has canceled a dozen more planned voyages aboard the Triumph and acknowledged that the crippled ship had been plagued by other mechanical problems.

02/13/2013

Carnival Cruise Lines

Tug boats to reach disabled cruise ship Monday

HOUSTON (AP) — Passengers aboard a cruise vessel stranded in the Gulf of Mexico had limited access to hot coffee, food and bathrooms on Monday as they waited for two tugboats to arrive to tow them to Mexico, Carnival Cruise Lines said in a statement.

02/11/2013

Coast Guard: Fire on oil rig in Gulf of Mexico

WEST COTE BLANCHE, La. (AP) – Coast Guard officials say they are investigating a fire at an oil drilling platform off the coast of Louisiana. A parish officials says the rig is not drilling at […]

11/16/2012

BP to pay US billions for Gulf spill | VIDEO

NEW ORLEANS (AP) – A person familiar with the deal says oil giant BP has agreed to pay a criminal penalty in the billions of dollars for the 2010 oil spill in the Gulf of […]

11/15/2012

Nor'easter threatens weather-weary East Coast

POINT PLEASANT BEACH, N.J. (AP) – A week after Superstorm Sandy pummeled the East Coast, wiping out entire communities, residents were bracing for yet another potentially damaging storm. A nor’easter taking shape Monday in the […]

11/05/2012

US seafood catch reaches 17-year high

PORTLAND, Maine (AP) – The U.S. seafood catch reached a 17-year high last year, with all fishing regions of the country showing increases in both the volume and value of their harvests. Commercial fishermen last […]

09/19/2012

Isaac spins into New Orleans on slow slog inland

NEW ORLEANS (AP) – Hurricane Isaac began a slow, drenching slog inland from the Gulf of Mexico on Wednesday, pushing water over a rural Louisiana levee and stranding some people in homes and cars as […]

08/29/2012

Isaac becomes Cat 1 hurricane near Gulf Coast

MIAMI (AP) – Forecasters say Isaac has strengthened into a Category 1 hurricane with 75 mph winds as it makes its way toward Louisiana. The U.S. National Hurricane Center said Tuesday that Isaac gained strength […]

08/28/2012

78 percent of Gulf oil production shut by storm

(AP) – The U.S. government says 78 percent of the oil production in the Gulf of Mexico has been halted in preparation for Tropical Storm Isaac. The Bureau of Safety and Environmental Enforcement reports about […]

08/27/2012

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