Towing Company Pleads Guilty to Charges Related to 2008 Oil Spill in Mississippi River

New Orleans – DRD Towing Company LLC, a marine company located in Harvey, Louisiana, pled guilty in federal court last week before U.S. District Judge Ivan L.R. Lemelle to a felony violation of Ports and Waterways Safety Act and a misdemeanor violation of the Clean Water Act, announced U. S. Attorney Jim Letten.

RADM Landry Resumes Role at Eighth District Commander

ROBERT, La. – Rear Admiral Mary Landry, Federal On-Scene Coordinator for the BP oil spill response, will rotate back to her role as Commander of the Eighth Coast Guard District, June 1, to ensure continuity of leadership during the 2010 Hurricane Season.

Admiral Allen to step down as Commandant and remain as Deepwater Horizon National Incident Commander

WASHINGTON – Department of Homeland Security (DHS) Secretary Janet Napolitano has announced that U.S. Coast Guard Admiral Thad Allen has agreed to remain in his current role as National Incident Commander for the administration’s continued, coordinated response to the Deepwater BP Oil Spill after stepping down from his post as Coast Guard Commandant next week as planned – enabling him...