Press Releases

Port Commission’s Updated Hurricane Guide Presented to Port Companies

(GALLIANO, LA, JUNE 2, 2006) – On June 1, 2006, over 50 representatives from facilities located in Port Fourchon, attended a Hurricane Readiness Meeting at the Port Operations Center in Fourchon. The Port’s updated 2006 Hurricane Guide was presented. Ted Falgout, Port Director, welcomed the crowd to the meeting and showed pictures of last year’s […]

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Supply Vessel Sinks in Belle Pass

(GALLIANO, LA, MAY 15, 2006) – At about 11:25 pm on Saturday, May 13, 2006, Harbor Police received information that SEACOR ENERGY, a 200’ long oilfield service vessel, had struck an underwater obstruction and was sinking in Port Fourchon’s Belle Pass jetties. No injuries were reported. The Harbor Police responded to the scene and four […]

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Belle Pass Dredging Under Way

(GALLIANO, LA, MAY 12, 2006) –The channel to Port Fourchon is getting a “face lift” by the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers. As a result of the 2005 hurricanes, shoaling in the channel is currently being removed and restoration of the rock entrance jetties will soon begin. According to Port Director Ted Falgout, “These welcomed […]

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Scientists from Across the World Visit Port Fourchon as Part of “Envisioning the Gulf Coast” Sympoisum

(GALLIANO, LA, MAY 1, 2006) – A group of scientists from across the world visited Port Fourchon on Monday, April 24, 2006 as part of a 3 day symposium entitled “Envisioning the Future of the Gulf Coast. The event was sponsored by BP and America’s Wetland. Ted Falgout, Port Director, gave a presentation to the […]

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Kazakhstan Ambassador and Congressman Melancon Visit Port Fourchon

(GALLIANO, LA, APRIL 24, 2006) – On Sunday, Ambassador Kanat Saudabayev from Kazakhstan and Congressman Charlie Melancon visited Port Fourchon. Ted Falgout, director of the Port gave a presentation on the importance of Port Fourchon to the nation’s energy and its history. “The Port Commission was established in the 1960s, but the real success of […]

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DOTD Breaks Ground for Construction of LA1 Bridge to Port Fourchon

(GALLIANO, LA, MARCH 28, 2006) – Governor Kathleen Babineaux Blanco, Louisiana Department of Transportation and Development (DOTD) Secretary Johnny B. Bradberry, U.S. Senators Mary Landrieu and David Vitter, U.S. Representative Charlie Melancon, and a large group of state and local officials were on hand to break ground Friday afternoon for a new LA 1 bridge […]

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Executive Director Informs Board of Upcoming Retirement

(GALLIANO, LA., MARCH 7, 2006) At today’s Greater Lafourche Port Commission’s Board Meeting, Executive Director, Ted Falgout informed the Commissioners of his retirement plans for the end of 2006. “I have served as Executive Director of this Commission for over 27 years, during which time we have seen tremendous progress. Over this period I have […]

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New Port Video Illustrates Port Fourchon as a World-Class Facility

(GALLIANO, LA., JANUARY 23, 2006) The Greater Lafourche Port Commission announces the release of their new port video illustrating Port Fourchon as a world-class facility positioned to meet the challenges of the future. Port Director, Ted Falgout said, “Port Fourchon’s well-planned port facilities and services have become a vital link in the support of our […]

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Saturday’s Open House at Port Commission seeks ideas for a new Louisiana

(GALLIANO, LA., JANUARY 17, 2006) – The Louisiana Recovery Authority announced locations for open house events Saturday, January 21, 2006 for Louisiana Recovery Planning Day. In South Lafourche an open house will be hosted from 10am-4pm at the Greater Lafourche Port Commission’s Administration Building in Galliano. There are now 30 open house meetings scheduled January […]

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