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November 12, 2014 -- The National Aeronautics and Space Administration today announced that the new Orion spacecraft has been lifted onto a rocket at the launchpad at Cape Canaveral in Florida, where the ship will launch on its first flight on December 4. More
October 21, 2014 -- The United States Coast Guard today suspended search efforts for a missing boater who was sailing his boat from St. Marks to Carrabelle, Florida. More
October 10, 2014 -- The Kennedy Space Center Visitor Complex in Florida recently celebrated the one-year anniversary of the Space Shuttle Atlantis attraction by hosting 12 astronauts who flew on the shuttle. More
July 24, 2014 -- Former CNN reporter and veteran space correspondent John Zarrella has begun a media company near the Kennedy Space Center in Florida. More
June 27, 2014 -- The Secretary of Commerce has appointed Captain David Walker and Dr. Gregory Stunz, and reappointed Dr. Pam Dana to the Gulf of Mexico Fishery Management Council. More
June 11, 2014 -- The National Aeronautics and Space Administration on Tuesday announced that engineers have started the process of "stacking" the modules of the Orion spacecraft for its first trip into space. More
June 05, 2014 -- The Gulf of Mexico Fishery Management Council will host a meeting June 23-27 in Key West, Florida. More
May 16, 2014 -- The National Aeronautics and Space Administration has announced that components of the International Space Station's new RapidScat, an instrument for measuring ocean winds, have arrived at the launch site at Kennedy Space Center. More
April 16, 2014 -- The Coast Guard federal on-scene coordinator for the Deepwater Horizon Response completed the transition to the “Middle Response” process on Tuesday and opened active National Response Center cases for three miles of coastline in Louisiana. More
April 16, 2014 -- The U.S. Coast Guard today ended patrols and operations on the final three shoreline miles in Louisiana, bringing to a close the extensive four-year active cleanup of the Gulf Coast following the Deepwater Horizon accident. More
March 24, 2014 -- The National Aeronautics and Space Administration has announced that SpaceX will plans to launch its next cargo mission to the International Space Station on Sunday. More
February 13, 2014 -- The Gulf of Mexico Fishery Management Council will hold meetings of the Shrimp and Ad Hoc Artificial Substrate Advisory Pnels on March 5-6 in St. Petersburg, Florida. More
January 24, 2014 -- Port Canaveral in Florida recently hosted a CPE Certified Port Executive Program. More
January 09, 2014 -- The Natural Resource Damage Assessment Trustees for the Deepwater Horizon oil spill have extended the public review and comment period for the draft early restoration plan for projects across the Gulf states to February 19. More
December 31, 2013 -- Marine Response Alliance has announced that it has relocated to Houston to be situated with international salvage partner, Titan Salvage. More
October 21, 2013 -- The Gulf of Mexico Fishery Management Council will host a meeting of its Ad Hoc Red Snapper IFQ Advisory Panel on November 5 in Tampa, Florida. More
October 03, 2013 -- BP Senior Vice President Geoff Morrell on Wednesday issued a statement in response to a ruling by the United States Court of Appeals for the Fifth Circuit setting aside the claim administrator's interpretation of the business economic loss framework in the settlement agreement reached last year in connection with the BP Deepwater Horizon oil spill. More
July 28, 2013 -- The Tampa Port Authority last week announced a mutual commitment with Ports America to strengthen port terminal operations for break bulk cargoes, including automobiles and containers. More
July 24, 2013 -- The Gulf of Mexico Fishery Management Council has announced that the recreational fishing season for greater amberjack and gray triggerfish in federal waters will open on August 1. More
July 02, 2013 -- United States Coast Guard crews in Florida are searching for eight people including five Honduran citizens, one Canadian citizen and two U.S. citizens, reported overdue aboard a 28-foot 100 horsepower outboard engine pleasure craft with a white hull and top. More
July 01, 2013 -- The United States Environmental Protection Agency's Gulf of Mexico Program recently presented its biannual Gulf Guardian Awards at a ceremony in Tampa, Florida. More
June 20, 2013 -- The Gulf Coast Ecosystem Restoration Council has extended the public comment period for the Draft Initial Comprehensive Plan for restoring the Gulf Coast's ecosystem and economy until July 8. More
June 19, 2013 -- The Tampa Port Authority Board of Commissioners approved an agreement on Tuesday that will allow four of the Florida port’s major oil and gas customers to share operation, maintenance and repair of the new petroleum unloading facilities at the Port of Tampa’s main petroleum terminal complex, currently undergoing major construction and modernization. More
June 10, 2013 -- The Deepwater Horizon Incident Joint Information Center today reported that the Gulf Coast Incident Management Team has started transitioning back to the National Response Center for reporting all oil, chemical, radiological, biological and etiological discharges into the environment. More
March 26, 2013 -- Ecosphere Technologies, Inc. today announced that the American Arbitration Association has ruled in its favor regarding a request from Halliburton Energy Services, Inc. to change the hearing venue to Houston in a $300 million claim filed against the energy company by Ecosphere Technologies. More
February 06, 2013 -- The Gulf Coast Ecosystem Restoration Council will hold a series of public engagement sessions in Mississippi, Louisiana, and Florida throughout the month of February. More
January 08, 2013 -- The Port of Tampa Authority recently commemorated 30 years of serving as home port to the Holland America Line of cruise ships. More
December 27, 2012 -- Carol Whitmore has been elected chair of the Manatee County Port Authority. More
November 30, 2012 -- The United States Coast Guard and the United States Navy today unloaded 3,060 pounds of cocaine and 3,767 pounds of marijuana at Naval Station Mayport, Florida that was seized while on a recent deployment. More
August 29, 2012 -- The United States Geological Survey today reported that Hurricane Isaac is expected to impact beaches and barrier islands along the northern Gulf of Mexico that are vulnerable to beach and dune erosion. More
August 28, 2012 -- The United States Coast Guard is conducting a search for a missing jet skier off the coast of Pensacola Florida as Hurricane Isaac approaches the Gulf Coast. More
August 27, 2012 -- The United States Coast Guard is conducting patrols of security zones in Tampa, Florida during the Republican National Convention. More
August 26, 2012 -- The United States Coast Guard has urged the maritime community to monitor Tropical Storm Isaac’s progress and take early action to protect themselves and their property. More
July 28, 2012 -- The Gulf of Mexico Fishery Management Council will meet August 20 - 23 at the Astor Crowne Plaza in New Orleans, Louisiana. More
July 23, 2012 -- Scientists with the Consortium for Advanced Research on Transport of Hydrocarbons in the Environment, a project funded by the Gulf of Mexico Research Initiative, have embarked on an expedition to waters near the site of the Deepwater Horizon incident to understand how surface ocean currents influence the transport of oil and dispersants like those in the 2010 oil spill. More
July 17, 2012 -- The Gulf of Mexico Fishery Management Council will convene its Reef Fish Advisory Panel August 6 and 7 at its office in Tampa, Florida. More
July 03, 2012 -- The National Aeronautics and Space Administration on Monday welcomed the arrival of the agency's first space-bound Orion spacecraft at the Kennedy Space Center in Florida, where it will be prepared for a launch in 2014. More
June 29, 2012 -- The Gulf of Mexico Fishery Management Council recently met to consider various issues. More
June 29, 2012 -- The Secretary of Commerce has named five appointments to the Gulf of Mexico Fishery Management Council. More
June 29, 2012 -- The United States Coast Guard on Thursday welcomed the return of two boaters who were rescued by a tug boat crew 90 miles northwest of Tarpon Springs, Florida after their barge sank. More
June 28, 2012 -- The Gulf of Mexico Fishery Management Council has issued a reminder that the recreational harvest of gag opens in the Gulf of Mexico's federal waters on July 1. More
June 06, 2012 -- The Insurance Institute for Business & Home Safety has published a report providing details on how states can improve their building code systems to better protect homes from hurricane damage. More
June 04, 2012 -- The Gulf of Mexico Fishery Management Council will meet June 18-21 in Tampa, Florida. More
May 30, 2012 -- The United States Geological Survey has released a report finding that 70 percent of the Gulf of Mexico shoreline is vulnerable to erosion during weaker Category 1 hurricanes. More
May 01, 2012 -- The National Aeronautics and Space Administration has rescheduled the second SpaceX demonstration launch of its Dragon capsule to May 7, and has provided information on media coverage of the event. More
April 19, 2012 -- The United States Coast Guard today is responding to a plane crash in the Gulf of Mexico approximately 120 miles west of Tampa, Florida. More
April 18, 2012 -- The Deepwater Horizon Natural Resource Damage Assessment Trustee Council today announced that $60 million in early restoration projects will soon begin along the Gulf Coast in efforts to mitigate damages from the Deepwater Horizon oil spill. More
April 05, 2012 -- Former Mississippi Governor Haley Barbour today spoke at a gathering of harbor pilots from states along the Gulf of Mexico, calling for increased investment in waterways infrastructure and a national strategic policy to prepare ports for increased cargo and container volume anticipated following the expansion of the Panama Canal. More
February 01, 2012 -- The Manatee County Port Authority recently approved the extension of a berth and construction of the South Port Container Terminal. More
January 19, 2012 -- Port of Galveston Director Steve Cernak has confirmed to Guidry News Service that he has been offered the position of Chief Executive/Port Director for Port Everglades in Fort Lauderdale, Florida. More
January 09, 2012 -- The Insurance Institute for Business & Home Safety today released a new report which provides an analysis of residential building codes in the 18 hurricane-prone coastal states along the Gulf of Mexico and the Atlantic Coast. More
December 22, 2011 -- The Gulf of Mexico Fishery Management Council's Shrimp Advisory Panel on January 17. More
December 22, 2011 -- The Gulf of Mexico Fishery Management Council's Red Snapper Advisory Panel will meet on January 13. More
December 14, 2011 -- The Deepwater Horizon Natural Resource Damage Assessment Trustees today released the Deepwater Horizon Draft Phase I Early Restoration Plan and Environmental Assessment, the first in a series of plans for the restoration of the Gulf of Mexico from the Deepwater Horizon oil spill, for public comment. More
December 07, 2011 -- The Manatee County Port Authority has hired Carlos Buqueras as Port Manatee's next executive director. More
December 05, 2011 -- The Gulf Coast Ecosystem Restoration Task Force today released its final strategy for long term ecosystem restoration for the Gulf Coast, following extensive feedback from citizens throughout the region. More
November 18, 2011 -- The Manatee County Port Authority in Florida has named Carlos Buqueras as Port Manatee's new executive director. More
October 18, 2011 -- Port Manatee received the first ship at its newly certified Berth 12 on Monday, and will hold an official dedication for the new berth on Thursday. More
September 29, 2011 -- America's WETLAND Foundation today announced recommendations included in the Gulf Coast Ecosystem Restoration Task Force, which is to be released next week, for restoration of the Gulf Coast. More
September 14, 2011 -- The Deepwater Horizon Joint Investigation Team today released its final investigative report on the Deepwater Horizon offshore oil rig explosion and resulting oil spill that occurred on April 20, 2010. More
July 07, 2011 -- Port Manatee on the West Gulf Coast of Florida reports that it is prepared for Hurricane Season. More
June 30, 2011 -- The American Shore and Beach Preservation Association has reported that studies show many coastal residents are unprepared for a major storm event. More
May 27, 2011 -- Colonel Alvin J. Bedgood has been named commander of the Civil Air Patrol's Southeast Region. More
May 23, 2011 -- The American Shore and Beach Preservation Association today released its annual list of the nation's best restored beaches. More
April 22, 2011 -- The Deepwater Horizon Joint Investigation Team today released a preliminary report related to issues under the jurisdiction of the United States Coast Guard concerning the rig explosion and oil spill. More
April 21, 2011 -- The Natural Resource Trustees for the Deepwater Horizon oil spill today announced that BP has agreed to provide $1 billion toward early restoration projects in the Gulf of Mexico to address damages to natural resources caused by the spill. More
April 13, 2011 -- The American Shore and Beach Preservation Association on Tuesday issued a press release on the the United States Army Corps of Engineers mission with relation to coastal management projects while funding for the corps has declined. More
March 22, 2011 -- The American Shore & Beach Preservation Asssociation today issued a press release regarding federal spending on coastal management due to reduced budgets. More
January 07, 2011 -- The Manatee County Port Authority recently re-elected Larry Bustle as chair of the port's board of commissioners. More
November 24, 2010 -- The National Oeanic and Atmospheric Administration has closed 4,213 square miles of Gulf of Mexico federal waters off Louisiana, Mississippi, and Alabama to royal red shrimping due to tar balls in the net of a commercial shrimper. More
November 23, 2010 -- The Federal Interagency Solutions Group, which was established through a request by the United States Coast Guard, today released a report revising numbers concerning the estimated "short-term fate" of oil discharged during the Deepwater Horizon Oil Spill. More
November 15, 2010 -- The National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration today reopened to fishing more than 8,000 square miles of the Gulf of Mexico that had been closed due to the Deepwater Horizon oil spill. More
November 01, 2010 -- The American Shore and Beach Preservation Association honored individuals and shoreline projects at a special banquet on October 14 in Charleston, South Carolina, as part of its 2010 National Coastal Conference, "Celebrating the Diversity of the Coast." More
October 28, 2010 -- The Unified Area Command has provided an operations update on its continuing response to the Deepwater Horizon oil spill. More
October 24, 2010 -- National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration on Friday reopened to commercial and recreational fishing 7,037 square miles of Gulf waters about 80 nautical miles south of the Florida panhandle, between the Florida-Alabama state line and Cape San Blas, Florida. More
October 20, 2010 -- Port Manatee in Florida is accepting reservations for free one-hour tours of the port, which begin October 27 and run through May 11. More
October 15, 2010 -- The National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration today re-opened almost 7,000 square miles of the Gulf of Mexico to fishing after it had been closed due to the Deepwater Horizon oil spill. More
October 01, 2010 -- The Unified Area Command has issued its Weekly Update on the response to the Deepwater Horizon oil spill. More
September 29, 2010 -- Port Manatee’s second Gottwald HMK 6407 mobile harbor container crane was officially dedicated Sept. 21st before an enthusiastic crowd. More
September 22, 2010 -- Port Manatee in Florida on Tuesday announced that it will share in a $3.34 million grant to fund the Cross Gulf Container Expansion Project between the ports of Manatee and Brownsville, Texas. More
September 19, 2010 -- The Manatee County Port Authority is hosting a crane dedication ceremony at Port Manatee Tuesday, Sept. 21 at 10 a.m. to commemorate the purchase of the port’s second mobile harbor container crane. More
September 19, 2010 -- BP today confirmed that "well kill" operations on the MC252 well in the Gulf of Mexico are now complete, with both the casing and annulus of the well sealed by cement. More
September 19, 2010 -- BP America Chairman and President Lamar McKay posted a statement on completion of the MC252 Relief Well in the Gulf of Mexico. More
September 07, 2010 -- The Unified Command Joint Information Center today announced that all operational hard boom used in response to the Deepwater Horizon oil spill has been removed from Mississippi, Alabama and the Florida Panhandle. More
September 03, 2010 -- The National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration today re-opened more than 3,000 square miles of the Gulf of Mexico to fishing after determining the area is at a low risk for exposure to oil. More
August 26, 2010 -- The Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission, working with the United States Fish and Wildlife Service, today announced that sea turtles nesting on Florida's panhandle beaches will remain to hatch naturally, suspending a plan to relocate the sea turtle nests due to concerns of oil in the Gulf of Mexico. More
August 26, 2010 -- The Unified Area Command on Wednesday announced that it is continuing to expand techniques and programs to determine the presence of sub-surface oil from the Deepwater Horizon oil spill in the coastal waters of the Gulf of Mexico. More
August 25, 2010 -- The Obama Administration today announced that it will deploy officials to the Gulf Coast to participate in a series of "dockside chats" in Louisiana, Mississippi, Alabama and the Florida Panhandle communities to discuss steps being taken to verify the safety of gulf seafood. More
August 22, 2010 -- The Gulf of Mexico Fishery Management Council met in Pensacola, Florida last week to address a host of fishery issues, including a supplemental red snapper season and the overfished status of gag. More
August 18, 2010 -- The National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration today joined state, federal and partner biologists today in releasing 23 Kemp's Ridley sea turtles into the Gulf of Mexico following the rescue and rehabilitation of the turtles from effects of the Deepwater Horizon oil spill. More
August 11, 2010 -- Texas Attorney General Greg Abbott today filed a legal challenge to the Obama Administration’s offshore drilling moratorium. More
August 09, 2010 -- The Unified Command Joint Information Center has posted a Monday evening update. More
August 08, 2010 -- The Unified Command Joint Information Center has posted a Sunday night update on the oil spill response. More
August 06, 2010 -- Captain Sheryl L. Dickinson recently assumed command of United States Coast Guard Sector St. Petersburg during a change-of-command ceremony in St. Petersburg, Florida. More
August 04, 2010 -- The Unified Command Joint Information Center has posted a Wednesday evening update on the oil spill response. More
August 04, 2010 -- BP announced today that the Deepwater Horizon well appears to have reached a static condition -- a significant milestone. More
August 03, 2010 -- The Unified Command Joint Information Center has posted a Monday evening update on the oil spill response. More
August 03, 2010 -- Update: BP has started its "static kill" operations today, and is pumping drilling mud into the well to seal it from leaking. More
August 03, 2010 -- The United States Fish and Wildlife Service, along with other federal and state agencies in Florida, on Monday released more than 45 sea turtle hatchlings that had been rescued in response to the Deepwater Horizon oil spill. More
August 02, 2010 -- The Unified Command Joint Information Center has posted a Monday evening update on the oil spill response. More
August 01, 2010 -- The Unified Command Joint Information Center has posted a Sunday evening update on the oil spill response. More
July 31, 2010 -- The Unified Command Joint Information Center has posted a Saturday evening update on the oil spill response. More
July 30, 2010 -- The Unified Command Joint Information Center posted a Friday night update on the oil spill response. More
July 30, 2010 -- The National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration today announced that surface oil in the Gulf of Mexico from the Deepwater Horizon oil spill is not a threat to southern Florida, the Florida Keys or the East Coast. More
July 29, 2010 -- The Unified Command Joint Information Center has posted a Thursday night update on the oil spill response. More
July 28, 2010 -- The Unified Command Joint Information Center has posted a Wednesday update on the oil spill response. More
July 28, 2010 -- BP today announced that it will pay an estimated $60 million in August on advance payments for claims made by Gulf Coast residents and businesses who lost income or net profit due to the Deepwater Horizon oil spill. More
July 27, 2010 -- The Unified Command Joint Information Center has posted a Tuesday evening update on the oil spill response. More
July 26, 2010 -- The Unified Command Joint Information Center has posted a Monday evening update on the oil spill response. More
July 25, 2010 -- The Unified Command Joint Information Center has posted a Sunday evening update on the oil spill response. More
July 24, 2010 -- The Unified Command Joint Information Center has posted a Saturday evening update on the oil spill response. More
July 22, 2010 -- The National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration today announced that it has re-opened to fishing one-third of the area of the Gulf that had been closed due to the Deepwater Horizon oil spill. More
July 22, 2010 -- The Unified Area Command Center today announced that a plan is in place to respond to severe weather impacting the area of the Deepwater Horizon oil spill response and recovery efforts. More
July 21, 2010 -- The Unified Command Joint Information Center has posted a Wednesday evening update on the oil spill response. More
July 20, 2010 -- The Unified Command Joint Information Center has posted a Tuesday evening update on the oil spill response. More
July 19, 2010 -- The Unified Command Joint Information Center has posted a Monday evening update, which includes a message from President Barack Obama. More
July 19, 2010 -- National Incident Commander Admiral Thad Allen today announced that he has told BP to ensure that representatives are in place to join local response teams to the Deepwater Horizon oil spill no later than Tuesday. More
July 19, 2010 -- Federal scientists are asking the public to report sightings of birds wearing leg bands, which mark them as having been rescued and treated for oil exposure from the Deepwater Horizon oil spill, in an effort to gather information on treating wildlife impacted by the oil spill. More
July 16, 2010 -- BP today announced that it has paid more than $200 million in claims to residents along the Gulf Coast affected by the Deepwater Horizon oil spill. More
July 13, 2010 -- The Unified Command Joint Information Center has published a Tuesday evening update on BP's “capping stack” procedure. More
July 12, 2010 -- The Unified Command Joint Information Center reports tonight that BP has made significant progress on its “capping stack” procedure—designed to capture even greater quantities of oil than the current “top hat” system. More
July 12, 2010 -- BP today provided an update on its response to the Deepwater Horizon oil spill. More
July 11, 2010 -- The Unified Command Joint Information Center has posted a Sunday evening update on the oil spill response. More
July 11, 2010 -- The Unified Command Joint Information Center has been publishing news releases, photos, audio and video of the response efforts since the Gulf oil spill on April 20. More
July 10, 2010 -- The Unified Command Joint Information Center has posted a Saturday evening update on the oil spill response. More
July 09, 2010 -- The Unified Command Joint Information Center has posted a Friday evening update on the oil spill response. More
July 08, 2010 -- The Unified Command Joint Information Center has posted a Thursday evening update on the oil spill response. More
July 08, 2010 -- The National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration has published answers to numerous calls from concerned citizens wanting to help coastal populations of bottlenose dolphins. More
July 07, 2010 -- The Unified Command Joint Information Center has posted a Wednesday evening update on the oil spill response. More
July 06, 2010 -- The Unified Command Joint Information Center has posted a Tuesday evening update on the oil spill response. More
July 05, 2010 -- Local, state and federal officials held a press briefing on Monday to say that tar balls found on the Bolivar Peninsula "came back positive as a match" to the Deepwater Horizon oil spill; and tar balls found on Galveston beaches are being tested to determine whether they are from Deepwater Horizon. More
July 05, 2010 -- The Unified Command Joint Information Center has published a news release about this afternoon's news conference that confirmed that tar balls found on Galveston County beaches came from the Deepwater Horizon oil spill. More
July 05, 2010 -- The Unified Command Joint Information Center has posted a Monday evening update on the oil spill response. More
July 05, 2010 -- BP today provided an update on developments in the response to the MC252 oil well incident in the Gulf of Mexico. More
July 04, 2010 -- The Unified Command Joint Information Center has posted a Sunday evening update on the oil spill response. More
July 03, 2010 -- The Unified Command Joint Information Center has posted a Saturday evening update on the oil spill response. More
July 02, 2010 -- The Unified Command Joint Information Center has posted a Friday night update on the oil spill response. More
July 01, 2010 -- The Unified Command Joint Information Center has posted a Thursday evening update on the oil spill response. More
June 30, 2010 -- The Unified Command Joint Information Center has posted a Wednesday evening update on the oil spill response. More
June 30, 2010 -- The National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration today announced that it has sent a research ship, along with a university-owned vessel, to study the Loop Current and area ecosystems in response to the Deepwater Horizon oil spill. More
June 30, 2010 -- The United States Department of Labor today announced that it is providing $27 million in National Emergency Grant awards to Alabama, Florida, Louisiana and Mississippi to assist workers along the Gulf Coast who have been displaced as a result of the Deepwater Horizon oil spill. More
June 29, 2010 -- The Unified Command Joint Information Center has posted a Tuesday evening update on the oil spill response. More
June 29, 2010 -- The National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration on Monday expanded the closed fishing area in the Gulf of Mexico north to the Florida panhandle's state-federal waterline and east to Cape San Blas, due to oil slicks from the Deepwater Horizon oil spill. More
June 28, 2010 -- The Unified Command Joint Information Center has posted a Monday night update on the oil spill response. More
June 27, 2010 -- The Unified Command Joint Information Center has posted a Sunday night update on the oil spill response. More
June 27, 2010 -- Port Manatee’s second mobile harbor container crane arrived last week from Gottwald Port Technology’s factory in Germany. More
June 26, 2010 -- The Unified Command Joint Information Center posted a Saturday evening update on the oil spill response. More
June 26, 2010 -- The Unified Command Joint Information Center has posted a Friday night update on the oil spill response. More
June 24, 2010 -- The Unified Command Joint Information Center has posted a Thursday evening update on the oil spill recovery. More
June 24, 2010 -- The National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration on Wednesday reopened 8,000 square miles of the Gulf of Mexico to fishing. More
June 23, 2010 -- The Unified Command Center has posted a Wednesday evening update on the oil spill response. More
June 22, 2010 -- The Unified Command Joint Information Center has posted a Tuesday evening update on the oil spill response. More
June 22, 2010 -- The American Shore & Beach Preservation Association today provided answers to common questions regarding the impacts of Deepwater Horizon oil spill in the Gulf of Mexico. More
June 22, 2010 -- The National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration on Monday expanded the closed fishing area in the Gulf of Mexico to include areas where oil from the Deepwater Horizon site is moving beyond current boundaries. More
June 21, 2010 -- The Unified Command Joint Information Center has posted a Monday evening update on the oil spill response. More
June 20, 2010 -- The Unified Command Joint Information Center has posted a Sunday afternoon update on the oil spill response. More
June 19, 2010 -- The Unified Command Joint Information Center has posted a Saturday night update on the oil spill response. More
June 18, 2010 -- The Unified Command Joint Information Center has posted a Friday evening update on the oil spill response. More
June 17, 2010 -- The Unified Command Joint Information Center has posted a Thursday night update on the oil spill response. More
June 17, 2010 -- The National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration on Wednesday expanded the closed fishing area off the Florida panhandle north to Panama City Beach. More
June 16, 2010 -- The Unified Command Joint Information Center has posted a Wednesday evening update on the oil spill response. More
June 15, 2010 -- The Unified Command Joint Information Center published a Tuesday evening update on the oil spill response. More
June 15, 2010 -- Deepwater Horizon oil spill National Incident Commander Thad Allen today appointed deputy incident commanders to lead oil mitigation and cleanup efforts in Alabama, Mississippi and Florida. More
June 13, 2010 -- The Unified Command Joint Information Center has posted a Sunday evening updae on the oil spill response. More
June 12, 2010 -- NOAA Ship Thomas Jefferson, a 208-foot survey vessel, returned to Galveston Friday morning from a mission in the vicinity of the BP Deepwater Horizon oil spill. More
June 12, 2010 -- The Unified Command Joint Information Center has published a Saturday evening Update on the oil spill response. More
June 12, 2010 -- Secretary of the Interior Ken Salazar today visited Gulf Islands National Seashore. More
June 11, 2010 -- The Unified Command Joint Information Center posted a Friday night update on the oil spill response. More
June 11, 2010 -- The Mobile Unified Command in Alabama today provided an update on the closure of a portion of Perdido Pass, which is at the Alabama-Florida border during flood tide, due to the Deepwater Horizon oil spill. More
June 11, 2010 -- The Unified Command on Thursday announced that it has activated an incident command post for the Florida Peninsula in response to the Deepwater Horizon Spill. More
June 10, 2010 -- The Unified Command Joint Information Center has posted a Thursday night update. More
June 09, 2010 -- The Unified Command Joint Information Center has posted a Wednesday night update on the oil spill response. More
June 08, 2010 -- The Unified Command Joint Information Center has posted a Tuesday evening update on the oil spill response. More
June 07, 2010 -- The Unified Command Joint Information Center has posted a Monday evening update on the oil spill response. More
June 07, 2010 -- The National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration today opened a 339 (correct) square mile area of the Gulf of Mexico near the Florida Panhandle to fishing that had previously been closed due to the BP Deepwater Horizon oil spill. More
June 06, 2010 -- The Unified Command Joint Information Center has posted a Sunday evening update on the oil spill response. More
June 04, 2010 -- The Unified Command Joint Information Center has posted a Friday evening update on the oil spill response. More
June 03, 2010 -- The Unified Command Joint Information Center posted a Thursdsay evening update on the oil spill response. More
June 03, 2010 -- The United States Coast Guard is responding today to reports of an oily substance and tar balls in the Florida Keys. More
June 02, 2010 -- The Unified Command Joint Information Center has posted a Wednesday evening update on the oil spill response. More
June 01, 2010 -- The Unified Command Joint Information Center has posted a Tuesday evening update on the oil spill response. More
May 31, 2010 -- The Unified Command Joint Information Center has posted a Monday evening update on the oil spill response. More
May 31, 2010 -- NOAA has extended the northern boundary of the closed fishing area in the Gulf of Mexico up to the Mississippi federal-state water line and portions of the Alabama federal-state water line. More
May 30, 2010 -- The Unified Command Joint Information Center posted a Sunday evening update on the oil spill response. More
May 29, 2010 -- BP announced that it will case its unsuccessful attempt to use the “top kill” technique to cap the well and will now cut off a kinked portion of the riser and attempt to lower a device over the area that will allow them to try and capture a substantial amount of the oil leaking out. More
May 28, 2010 -- NOAA has extended the closed fishing area in the Gulf of Mexico to include a large area of oil sheen patches crossing the eastern edge of the current boundary, as well as an area currently outside the southern boundary which a small portion of the sheen is moving toward. More
May 28, 2010 -- The Deepwater Horizon joint investigation concluded the third day of the second session of hearings Friday into the circumstances surrounding the explosion, fire, pollution and sinking of the Mobile Offshore Drilling Unit Deepwater Horizon, with multiple loss of life in the Gulf of Mexico on April 20. More
May 27, 2010 -- The Unified Command Joint Information Center posted a Thursday evening update on the oil spill response. More
May 26, 2010 -- The Unified Command Joint Information Center has posted a Wednesday evening update on the oil spill response. More
May 25, 2010 -- The Unified Command Joint Information Center posted a Tuesday evening update on the oil spill response. More
May 24, 2010 -- The Unified Command Joint Information Center posted a Monday evening update on the oil spill response. More
May 23, 2010 -- The Unified Command Joint Information Center posted a Sunday evening update on the oil spill response effort. More
May 23, 2010 -- Secretary of the Interior Ken Salazar and Secretary of Homeland Security Janet Napolitano will visit Louisiana on Monday to inspect the ongoing response to the BP oil spill. More
May 21, 2010 -- The Unified Command Joint Information Center on Friday evening published an update on Ongoing Administration-Wide Response to the Deepwater BP Oil Spill. More
May 19, 2010 -- The Unified Command Joint Information Center today announced that a portion of the oil slick from the Deepwater Horizon oil spill has reached the "Loop Current" off the coast of Florida. More
May 19, 2010 -- The Unified Command Joint Information Center today announced that tar balls found on the Florida Keys shoreline are not from the Deepwater Horizon oil spill. More
May 19, 2010 -- The Unified Command Joint Information Center posted a Tuesday evening update on the oil spill response. More
May 17, 2010 -- The Unified Command Joint Information Center has published a Monday evening update on the oil spill response. More
May 16, 2010 -- The Unified Area Command reports that the Riser Insertion Tube Tool has been successfully tested and inserted into the leaking riser, capturing some amounts of oil and gas. More
May 16, 2010 -- The Unified Area Command for the response to the Deepwater Horizon oil spill continues to advance multiple subsea options to contain and ultimately stop the flow of oil from the MC 252 well in the Gulf of Mexico. More
May 16, 2010 -- The Unified Command Joint Information Center has posted photos of the ongoing operations at Houma Unified Incident Command. More
May 15, 2010 -- The Unified Command Joint Information Center published a Saturday afternoon update on the oil spill response. More
May 15, 2010 -- Spill responders are asking today for the public’s help in monitoring boom along the Gulf Coast. More
May 14, 2010 -- The U.S. Coast Guard and U.S. Environmental Protection Agency on Friday announced they have authorized BP to use dispersants underwater, at the source of the Deepwater Horizon leak. More
May 14, 2010 -- The United States Coast Guard and Minerals Management Service are scheduled to continue their co-chaired investigation May 26-29 "to identify the factors leading to the explosion, loss of life, sinking, and subsequent oil spill" of the Deepwater Horizon Mobile Offshore Drilling Unit. More
May 14, 2010 -- The Unified Command Joint Information Center has posted audio and video excerpts of today's briefing on the oil spill response effort. More w/Audio and Video
May 14, 2010 -- The Port Manatee Propeller Club in Florida will host a Wreath Laying Ceremony on May 21 in honor of National Maritime Day. More
May 14, 2010 -- The Unified Command Joint Information Center published a Thursday night update on the oil spill response. More
May 11, 2010 -- The Unified Command Joint Information Center has posted a Tuesday night update on the oil spill response. More
May 11, 2010 -- The Unified Command Joint Information Center on Monday published photos and video of United States Air Force aircraft dropping oil dispersing chemicals at the site of the Deepwater Horizon oil spill in the Gulf Coast. More
May 11, 2010 -- United States Coast Guard Rear Admiral Mary Landry, the federal on-scene coordinator, Doug Suttles, BP Chief Operating Officer, and Lars Herbst, MMS Regional Director of the Gulf of Mexico Region, held a briefing here May, 10, 2010 to update the media and the public and to answer. questions More w/Audio
May 10, 2010 -- President Obama on Monday met with a number of Cabinet members and senior staff in the White House Situation Room to review BP’s efforts to stop the oil leak as well as to decide on next steps to ensure all is being done to contain the spread, mitigate the environmental impact and provide assistance to affected states, including individuals, businesses, and communities. More
May 10, 2010 -- The Unified Command in St. Petersburg, Florida today announced that it is reviewing and updating the Area Contingency Plan to "fine tune" protection strategies within the plan regarding response to the Deepwater Horizon oil spill. More
May 10, 2010 -- The Unified Command has provided photos of ships collecting oil spilling into the Gulf of Mexico as a result of the Deepwater Horizon incident. More
May 10, 2010 -- Director of the National Park Service Jon Jarvis and Acting Director of the Fish and Wildlife Service Rowan Gould have been dispatched to command centers along the Gulf Coast to help lead efforts to protect coastal communities and natural resources from BP’s Deepwater Horizon oil spill. More
May 09, 2010 -- The Unified Area Command published a Sunday night report on the response to the Deepwater Horizon explosion and spill. More
May 09, 2010 -- The Unified Command has provided photos of oil spill responders preparing the beach in Alabama for the erection of snare booms to trap tar balls. Photos
May 09, 2010 -- The first two oiled birds found in the Deepwater Horizon oil spill have been cleaned and are now recovered and ready for release. More
May 09, 2010 -- Shoreline assessment teams report that they recovered tar balls Saturday from the beach on Dauphin Island, Alabama. More


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