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Four Years Later, Gulf's Marine Life Still Feeling Significant Impacts From Deepwater Horizon Oil Spill
2014-04-18 13:31:17

Lawrence LeBlond for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online As the fourth anniversary of the Deepwater Horizon accident in the Gulf of Mexico approaches, much of the region’s environment and marine life are still feeling the effects of the largest accidental oil spill in US history. Despite the continued impact on the environment and wildlife, BP – formerly British Petroleum – said in a statement on Tuesday that it has ended its “active cleanup” of Louisiana’s coast. This...

2011-04-12 12:11:00

CALGARY, April 12 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ - Wescorp Energy ("Wescorp") (OTCBB: WSCE), today announced that it has entered into a joint venture with Allied Holdings Group ("Allied"), based in Alexandria, Virginia to pursue certification of Wescorp's H2Omaxx clean water technology for international maritime vessel operations. Allied specializes in the adaptation, certification and marketing of marine equipment to the US Navy, US Coast Guard and commercial marine industry. Through the joint...

2011-02-07 10:55:33

The Coast Guard admiral who led the US response to the massive Gulf of Mexico oil spill said today that the US is ill-equipped to respond to a possible major oil spill event in the Arctic. Retired admiral Thad Allen told reporters this week that only one of the US Coast Guard's three ice breakers is operational and would be available to respond to a disaster off Alaska's northern coast, which is icebound for much of the year. Fran Ulmer, former Alaska lieutenant governor said that before...

2010-11-16 00:00:55

MaxID, a leading provider of identity solutions, was awarded in conjunction with its teaming partner, P-SIG of Chesapeake, Virginia, an Indefinite Delivery, Indefinite Quantity (IDIQ) contract by the Unites States Coast Guard for Transportation Workers Identity Credential (TWIC) readers and software. Fairfax, VA and Chesapeake, VA (Vocus/PRWEB) November 16, 2010 MaxID, a leading provider of identity solutions, was awarded in conjunction with its teaming partner, P-SIG of Chesapeake,...

2010-07-01 12:15:00

Hurricane Alex continued to delay the oil clean up in the Gulf of Mexico on Thursday as President Barack Obama gathered his crisis team to determine a strategy. Alex pushed its way mostly towards northeastern Mexico, but outer bands of rough weather still posed a threat for the disaster-relief operation. Forecasters said that booming and skimming operations would be cancelled on Thursday because of rough seas with waves climbing to six feet or higher. There were also fears that waves could...

2010-04-26 06:55:00

Officials reported on Sunday that crude oil is gushing from a sunken oil rig in the Gulf of Mexico, leaving a massive oil slick covering more than 400 square miles. A fly-over of the affected area turned up a 20-mile by 2-mile slick derived from the Deepwater Horizon oil platform that sank last Thursday, two days after a huge explosion left 11 workers missing and presumably dead. British oil company BP initially said there was no oil leaking from the site, but upon inspection from a robotic...

2010-02-05 06:00:00

PORT-AU-PRINCE, Haiti, Feb. 5 /PRNewswire/ -- Haiti telecom operator Voila has been busy since the January 12 earthquake providing local and international service to over a million Haitian customers and thousands of incoming relief workers. However, Voila technicians are also assisting a host of agencies - from the US Coast Guard to international NGOs - to set up or restore public safety communications networks and to launch new text services tailored specifically for disaster relief....

2009-08-11 07:45:00

Company: MicroPlanet Technology Corp. Stock Listing: MP: TSXV Stock Listing (US): MCTYF: OTC Web Site: www.microplanet.com SEATTLE, Aug. 11 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ - MicroPlanet (MP:TSXV MCTYF:OTC), a smart grid, energy conservation company, announced today the deployment of MicroPlanet's smart grid technology for the US Coast Guard. The US Coast Guard ("USCG") has placed an order to install MicroPlanet voltage management systems as a cost effective way to save energy,...

2009-02-01 13:00:00

MIRAMAR, Fla., Feb. 1 /PRNewswire/ -- COSPAS-SARSAT turns off satellite detection of the 121.5 MHz and 243 MHz emergency radio beacons today. In order to track the new 406 MHz generation of emergency radio beacons the US Coast Guard selected Becker Avionics' SAR MAN-PACK for ground operations. Becker Avionics' SAR MAN-PACK is a mobile, full featured Multi-Band Radio Direction Finder capable of operating in the Aviation VHF/UHF band, Marine band and COSPAS-SARSAT 406Mhz band. The SAR MAN-PACK...

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