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  • JUST IN: Two tankers evacuated in Gulf of Oman after incident; crew are safe - sources

    06/13/2019 12:16:27 AM PDT · by tcrlaf · 32 replies
    Reuters Twitter ^ | 6-13-2019 | Reuters
    Lots of differing accounts from different media sources. Some say the tankers were attacked, a couple say “ torpedoed”. Bottom line, there was an incident nvolving two large oil tankers, one is on fire.
  • Gulf weather alert - storm formation update

    FULL TITLE: Shocking New Information On Hillary Clinton Investigations Revealed By AG Barr In CBS Interview, Downplayed And Ignored By Liberal Media ====================================================================== Conservative media and former federal prosecutors are highlighting a portion of the recent CBS News interview with Attorney General William Barr, where Barr informed the public that after U.S. Attorney John Huber was tapped to investigate the FISA applications to target the Trump campaign for spying and the subsequent electronic surveillance of Carter Page, Huber "stood back and put that on hold while the Office of Inspector General was conducting its review." Coverage of that statement has...
  • Groom rescues struggling swimmer moments after beach wedding in Alabama

    08/08/2018 2:55:44 PM PDT · by Freedom'sWorthIt · 23 replies
    WTVD11 online news ^ | 8/8/2018 | AP
    ORANGE BEACH, Alabama -- A bridegroom has been credited with saving a struggling swimmer just moments after his beach wedding on the Gulf Coast last week. Zac and Cindy Edwards had just gotten married at Orange Beach, Alabama, and were taking wedding photos when a woman came up and said someone was struggling in the surf, WALA-TV reported . Coast Guard Petty Officer 2nd Class Zac Edwards is a former lifeguard, so he stripped off his shirt and went in after the swimmer. Edwards got to the person, but then had a hard time making it back to shore.
  • Tropical depression has 80 percent chance of forming this week in Gulf, forecasters say

    05/24/2018 7:54:32 AM PDT · by BBell · 25 replies
    http://www.nola.com/ ^ | 5/24/18 | Carlie Kollath Wells
    A low pressure system heading for the Gulf of Mexico has an 80 percent chance of becoming a tropical depression this week, the National Hurricane Center said in its Thursday morning forecast (May 24). The system called Invest 90L is gradually becoming better defined, forecasters said, and is expected to bring heavy rains to the Gulf Coast during Memorial Day weekend. Rip currents also are a threat from Louisiana to Florida. A tropical depression is likely to form by late Saturday over the southeast Gulf of Mexico, forecasters said. If it strengthens to a tropical storm, it will be called...
  • Tropical disturbance heading for Gulf could mean wet Memorial Day weekend in New Orleans

    05/21/2018 6:17:05 PM PDT · by BBell · 8 replies
    https://www.nola.com/ ^ | 5/21/18 | Carlie Kollath Wells
    Hurricane forecasters on Monday (May 21) were tracking a weather disturbance they say has a low chance of developing into a tropical depression this week in the Gulf of Mexico. It has the potential to make things wet in New Orleans for Memorial Day weekend. As of 7:30 a.m. Monday, the weather disturbance was in the Caribbean Sea and extended across Cuba and the Florida peninsula. It's expected to move into the central or eastern Gulf of Mexico over the next several days.What does it mean for New Orleans? The National Weather Service office in Slidell said the system could...
  • 'Major' Deep Offshore Oil Discovery Made in US Gulf of Mexico

    01/31/2018 2:45:58 PM PST · by Alas Babylon! · 55 replies
    Rigzone Website ^ | Andreas Exarheas
    Chevron Corporation announced Wednesday that a ‘major’ oil discovery has been made at the Ballymore prospect, located deep offshore in the U.S. Gulf of Mexico. The Ballymore well reached a total measured depth of 29,194 feet and encountered more than 670 feet of net oil pay with ‘excellent’ reservoir and fluid characteristics, Chevron said in a statement on its website. A sidetrack well is currently being drilled to further assess the discovery, which is already deemed commercially viable. “The Gulf of Mexico deepwater is an integral part of our company’s long-term strategy,” Jeff Shellebarger, president of Chevron North America Exploration...
  • COAST GUARD SEARCHING FOR MISSING PLANE IN GULF OF MEXICO

    01/03/2018 8:55:26 PM PST · by Eyes Unclouded · 54 replies
    KHOU ^ | 1/3/2018 | Staff
    HOUSTON - U.S. Coast Guard officials are trying to make contact with a Texas-bound, single-engine plane they say is missing. Officials say the plane took off from Oklahoma City Wednesday and was headed to Georgetown Municipal Airport but diverted at some point and headed south. Coast Guard officials say they lost contact with the pilot after the plane flew past Freeport. The New Orleans Coast Guard is sending a plane to make communication with the aircraft. Officials have not said at this time whether the plane crash. They are labeling the incident an "aircraft emergency." It is unknown at this...
  • WATCH: Heidelberg Spar Upended in Gulf of Mexico

    11/25/2015 6:16:07 AM PST · by SWAMPSNIPER · 12 replies
    gcaptain.com ^ | November 24, 2015 | Mike Schuler
    Anadarko's Heidelberg Spar has made the 400 mile trip from Ingleside, Texas to its new home at the Green Canyon 859 block in the deepwater Gulf of Mexico, where it has now been upended.
  • Obama wants Saudi Arabia to destroy Russian economy

    10/10/2015 7:46:54 PM PDT · by 100American · 15 replies
    Pravda ^ | 03.04.2014
    U.S. President Barack Obama tried to convince the King of Saudi Arabia to coordinate actions in the oil market to reduce world oil prices, the main source of Russia's export revenues, and "punish its behavior" in Crimea. Experts estimate that if the prices are reduced by as little as 12 dollars per barrel, the Russian Federation will lose $40 billion in revenue. There has been a precedent, because this is precisely how the USSR collapsed. Before Obama's visit to Saudi Arabia, the U.S. media was discussing options of "punishment" for Russia with sanctions for its "behavior in Crimea." The first...
  • Obama Says Gulf Leaders Agree with Him On Iran

    05/14/2015 10:00:56 PM PDT · by Eleutheria5 · 22 replies
    Arutz Sheva ^ | 15/5/15 | Ben Ariel
    President Barack Obama on Thursday said that leaders of Gulf allies at a summit have agreed that a comprehensive, verifiable deal that blocks Iran's pathway to a nuclear weapon would serve everyone's interests, reports The Associated Press (AP). .....
  • AP: Offshore wells buried during Hurricane Ivan have been leaking oil into the Gulf since 2004

    04/17/2015 5:19:20 AM PDT · by thackney · 11 replies
    Fuel Fix ^ | April 16, 2015 | Associated Press
    Full title: AP: Offshore wells buried during Hurricane Ivan have been leaking oil into the Gulf since 2004 Down to just one full-time employee, Taylor Energy Company exists for only one reason: to fight an oil leak in the Gulf of Mexico that has gone largely unnoticed, despite creating miles-long slicks for more than a decade. The New Orleans-based company has downplayed the leak’s environmental impact, likening it to scores of minor spills and natural seeps that the Gulf routinely absorbs. But an Associated Press investigation has revealed evidence that the spill is far worse than what Taylor — or...
  • Saudi Arabia Launches Airstrikes on Houthi Rebels in Yemen

    03/26/2015 11:39:44 AM PDT · by Beave Meister · 10 replies
    The Wall Street Journal ^ | 3/25/2015 | FELICIA SCHWARTZ in Washington and HAKIM ALMASMARI in Yemen
    Saudi Arabia and other Gulf states launched airstrikes against rebel forces in Yemen’s capital and across the country in defense of what Riyadh called the nation’s legitimate government. The attacks began Thursday morning, hours after Yemen’s president, Abed Rabbo Mansour Hadi, fled the southern port city of Aden by boat when Iranian-backed Houthi militants closed in. The decision by Saudi Arabia and the region’s Sunni monarchies to intervene on Mr. Hadi’s behalf raises the stakes in their rivalry with predominantly Shiite Iran, which has raged in Syria, Iraq and elsewhere in the region. The raids also risked further inflaming sectarian...
  • Russia Boosts Arms, Training for Leftist Latin Militaries

    02/20/2015 6:54:15 AM PST · by elhombrelibre · 9 replies
    Russia agreed to provide military training for three leftist regimes in Latin America and increase military visits and exercises following a visit last week to the region by Moscow’s Defense Minister Sergei Shoygu, Pentagon officials said. Shoygu met with defense and military leaders in Cuba, Venezuela, and Nicaragua and signed several agreements on warship visits and military training during the visit, which ran from Feb. 11 to 14. It is not clear whether any new arms deals were completed during the visit. Defense officials said the Russian leader is seeking bases in the region for strategic bomber flights that Shoygu...
  • For some cartels, human smuggling has taken priority over drugs ( Mexico )

    09/02/2014 5:36:53 PM PDT · by george76 · 7 replies
    Dallas Morning News ^ | 29 August 2014 | ALFREDO CORCHADO
    With recent waves of Central Americans seeking to reach the U.S., human smuggling along the Texas border has, at least for the moment, become more lucrative than smuggling illicit drugs for criminal organizations such as the Gulf and Zetas cartels, according to two U.S. intelligence officials. U.S. agents tracking the money flow as part of the anti-smuggling Operation Coyote say that in just over six months, human smuggling has generated nearly $50 million, mostly in the area around the Mexican border city of Reynosa. The revenue has helped sustain the Gulf cartel during a bloody internal split, the officials said....
  • Pentagon orders aircraft carrier to Gulf in case Iraq military option needed

    06/14/2014 10:34:32 AM PDT · by gusopol3 · 24 replies
    yahoo ^ | June 14 ,2014 | Missy Ryan;
    <p>WASHINGTON (Reuters) - U.S. Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel ordered an aircraft carrier moved into the Gulf on Saturday, readying it in case Washington decides to pursue a military option after insurgents overwhelmed a string of Iraqi cities this week and threatened Baghdad.</p>
  • UK maritime command HQ work to begin

    05/01/2014 10:23:11 AM PDT · by Smartisan · 2 replies
    WORK is due to start on a $9.7 million (BD3.6m) expansion of the UK Maritime Component Command (UKMCC) complex in Juffair, as Britain increases its military presence in Bahrain. A new, larger headquarters is planned, as well as facilities to provide engineering and logistics support for the four Royal Navy mine countermeasures vessels based here. "The two projects for an HQ and the waterfront support group were brought together in 2012 and a contract worth $9.7m has just been awarded to American International Contractors," said Permanent Joint Headquarters, the London-based organisation that plans and controls UK overseas military operations, in...
  • About 40 whales trapped in Florida's Everglades National Park (+video)

    12/04/2013 7:07:33 PM PST · by SoFloFreeper · 11 replies
    Christian Science Monitor ^ | 12/4/13 | Elizabeth Barber
    Four of about 40 pilot whales stranded in the Everglades National Park in southwest Florida have died, news media reported on Wednesday morning. About 30 whales are trapped in the shallow water near Everglades National Park, and about 10 whales are beached on the park’s shore, Reuters reported. Four of the beached whales have died, the news agency said.
  • Crude Solution: BP's Corexit on 60 Minutes, Australia

    11/30/2013 9:34:02 PM PST · by logi_cal869 · 9 replies
    Climate State ^ | 8/27/2013 | 60 Minutes Aussie
    This is a 60 Minutes Australian segment I believe is based on information posted here last November. I'm not sure when the episode aired in Australia. I rate this a "must-watch", both for personal safety in regards to the Gulf and in regards to the radioactive contamination we can expect from Fukushima (and the same level of disclosure & transparency from 'authoritative sources').
  • Gulf states to introduce medical testing on travellers to 'detect' gay people, stop them from...

    10/07/2013 3:52:14 PM PDT · by Libloather · 30 replies
    Daily Mail ^ | 10/07/13 | Ted Thornhill
    A medical test being developed by Kuwait will be used to 'detect' homosexuals and prevent them from entering the country – or any of the Gulf Cooperation Countries (GCC), according to a Kuwaiti government official. GCC member countries – Bahrain, Kuwait, Qatar, Oman, Saudi Arabia and the United Arab Emirates – already deem homosexual acts unlawful. This controversial stance is being toughened, with members of the LGBT community stopped at the border and banned from entering the country, according to Yousouf Mindkar, the director of public health at the Kuwaiti health ministry.
  • Camel Meat Leaps From Bedouin Tents to Top Gulf Eateries

    10/02/2013 12:12:34 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 13 replies
    Fox News ^ | October 02, 2013 | Wissam Keyrouz
    From camel carpaccio to camel bourguignon and gold-leaf burger, the meat offered traditionally at big festivities of bedouins has become a fancy ingredient in the Gulf's prestigious restaurants. Under the golden dome of Abu Dhabi's Emirates Palace, which bills itself as a seven-star hotel, French chef Sandro Gamba proudly presents his latest: a camel burger bedded in gold-leaf bread, served with onion jam and smoked halloumi cheese. On the side, the traditional french fries have been replaced by fried hummus fingers.