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Revisiting New Carissa's 1999 Grounding: What We Can Learn

The U.S. Coast Guard chose an unusual, yet effective, tactic for dealing with the grounding of a fuel-laden freighter off Coos Bay, Oregon, on Feb. 4, 1999.

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Oil Well Discharges Crude into Bay Near Houston

About 630 gallons of crude oil discharged into Tabbs Bay in east Houston from an out-of-service wellhead is contained and in the process of being removed, the U.S. Coast Guard reports.

New Carissa's 1999 Grounding

The fuel-laden freighter ran aground off the shoreline of Coos Bay, Oregon on Feb. 4, 1999, and triggered an unusual maritime response that involved setting fire to the ship's cargo.

Lawsuit Filed to Restrict Use of Chemical Dispersants in Oil Spills

Environmental group points to health hazards attributed to clean-up agents.

A Safe Approach to Swift Water Rescue

One important item in the surface water rescue standard (as in all the others) is the choice and utilization of the appropriate PPE.

Louisiana Fire School's New Education Center

Delgado Community College Maritime and Industrial Training Center in New Orleans East is making final preparations to open its new two-story, 19,000-square-foot education facility.

Delgado's 'No Dummy Valves' Policy

Fire prop valves at Delgado Fire School are fully functional.

Vancouver, Canada: March 4, 2015

A hazmat emergency involving a shipping container shut down North America’s third largest port facility.

Epic Oil Spill Pushes Fire Protection Limits

An oil slick that spread across thousands of miles of the Gulf of Mexico drew upon two of the leading names in industrial fire protection — Williams Fire & Hazard Control and Wild Well Control.

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Texas City, Texas: Nov. 3, 2003

Capsized acid barge in Texas gives the U.S. Coast Guard a giant 10-day pain.