MattGush/iStock(CLINTON, Miss.) — Seven members of a Clinton, Mississippi, family died early Saturday morning in a house fire, fire officials said.The mother, aged 33, and her six children perished in the blaze that occurred around 12:30 a.m. near the corner of Old Vicksburg and Hobby Farms Roads. The youngest was a year old, Deputy Fire Chief John Alman told ABC News.The patriarch of the family escaped the flames and was taken to a nearby hospital.The fire took approximately 45 minutes to get under control, said Alman.Officials have not determined a preliminary cause of the fire that left the detached home charred.“Fire Marshals are conducting an investigation. While we do not know a cause of the fire, we do not suspect any foul play,” the City of Clinton posted from its Facebook account.The identities of the victims and the surviving member of the family are not being released at this time.A couple of pets were also in the home and only one survived, Alman said.Copyright © 2020, ABC Audio. All rights reserved.
Hungary should be excluded from the European Union’s ministerial meetings because of Prime Minister Viktor Orban’s move to take sole command of the nation, Luxembourg’s Foreign Minister Jean Asselborn said.“We cannot accept that there exists a dictatorial government within the EU,” said Asselborn in an interview with the German newspaper Die Welt. “Hungary immediately belongs into strict political quarantine. The Hungarian government should no longer have a seat at the table of the European institutions.”In the country’s fight against the coronavirus, Hungary’s parliament handed Orban the right to rule by decree indefinitely on Monday, effectively giving him control for as long as he sees fit.Topics :
Shearwater GeoServices has been awarded a large survey to be acquired in South America, starting in the fourth quarter of 2019. This is Shearwater’s third contract in as many days. Amazon Warrior; Source: ShearwaterThe six-month project covers approximately 8,500 sq. km and will be acquired by the Amazon Warrior vessel, using 14-streamers and Flexisource triple source.The Amazon Warrior is equipped with a Qmarine streamer system and has been working offshore Brazil since March 2019.“The Amazon Warrior has proven to be a powerful and effective seismic vessel in Brazil,” said Irene Waage Basili, the CEO of Shearwater GeoServices.“We are very excited to see the vessel remaining in South America and adding to the large volume of high quality 3D data acquired since its arrival there. This award further strengthens a growing Shearwater backlog.”The Amazon Warrior is designed, in its entirety, for the purpose of high-capacity seismic acquisition. It is one of two Amazon class vessels in Shearwater’s fleet. It is equipped for world-wide operations ranging from harsh arctic environments, to South Atlantic conditions where the unique vessel design enables low noise data to be acquired through an extended operational window.This is the third contract to be announced by Shearwater this week.On Monday, Shearwater said it had been awarded a seismic acquisition and depth processing contract by Turkish national oil and gas company TPAO.On Tuesday, the company revealed it had been awarded a master services agreement by Lundin Norway and new Isometrix seismic acquisition projects for Lundin and Spirit Energy Norway in the Barents Sea off Norway.Spotted a typo? Have something more to add to the story? Maybe a nice photo? Contact our editorial team via email. Also, if you’re interested in showcasing your company, product or technology on Offshore Energy Today, please contact us via our advertising form where you can also see our media kit.