James Watson, Director of the Bureau of Safety and Environmental Enforcement (BSEE), recently visited oil and gas-related industry within the Port of Morgan City District. Director Watson was sworn in as Director of BSEE on December 1, 2011. He is responsible for promoting safety, protecting the environment and conserving resources through the vigorous regulatory oversight and enforcement of offshore operations on the U. S. Outer Continental Shelf.
The director visited at the Port of Morgan City facility with local mayors, and Port staff and commissioners. Pictured in photo, seated, from left to right: Louis Ratcliffe, Mayor of Berwick, LA; Jerry Gauthier, Port Commission President; Director Watson; Frank Grizzaffi, III, Mayor of Morgan City, LA; and Duane Lodrigue, Port Commissioner. Standing, from left to right: Jerry Hoffpauir, Port of Morgan City Executive Director; Captain Jonathan Burton, U. S. Coast Guard Morgan City; Eileen Angelico and Molly Madden, BSEE representatives.