Articles Tagged with Port Everglades

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spencer-300x200As part of a series of patrols fighting transnational organized crime operations around Mexico and South America, the US Coast Guard seized cocaine and heroin worth over $300 million. The drugs were collected by multiple Coast Guard cutters patrolling the waters of the Eastern Pacific Ocean.

The drugs were offloaded on Tuesday, November 14th as the US Coast Guard Cutter Spencer returned from its three-month voyage to the Pacific.

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Port-Everglades-Oil-Spill-300x169Jean Nicolas crashed a tanker owned by MGM Transport as he was leaving Port Everglades on the night of March 2, sources say. The fully-loaded tanker spilled nearly 9,000 gallons of fuel in front of a storage facility near Terminal 18. The exact cause of the accident is still unclear.

After the tanker rolled over, Nicolas, who was trapped in the cabin, managed to get out by breaking the back window and crawling to safety. He did not suffer any serious injuries, but was taken to Broward Health Medical Center for treatment of some bruises and cuts.

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Port Everglades AccidentA Port Everglades worker from Fort Lauderdale, Florida, was injured on November 25 while climbing up a ladder on a cargo ship docked at Terminal 4. According to Broward fire rescue spokesperson Mike Jachles, the worker is a 59-year-old woman who reportedly fell when a rung on a vertical ladder gave out.

The woman, whose name has not been released to the public, fell ten feet onto one of the highest points of the superstructure and injured her head. A rescue team had to strap her on to an immobilization board before taking her to Broward Health Medical Center for treatment.

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