Archive of: Collisions

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Tug and barge hit pleasure boat on Columbia River

Tug and barge hit pleasure boat on Columbia River

The boat's occupants were unaware they had drifted into the main channel in heavy fog

Web Bulletin 2018
Sixteen barges break free in Vicksburg bridge strike

Sixteen barges break free in Vicksburg bridge strike

The old U.S. 80 bridge is temporarily closed after the incident involving M/V Michael G. Morris

Web Bulletin 2018
Report cites 'sudden turn' by USS John S. McCain before fatal collision

Report cites 'sudden turn' by USS John S. McCain before fatal collision

Singapore investigators detail 'missteps' after a transfer of propulsion controls

Web Bulletin 2018

Report shows towing vessel fatalities up in 2016

Three of the eight deaths occurred in one incident involving the tug Specialist on the Hudson River

Web Bulletin 2018
NTSB cites bridge tender's delay in Louisiana barge allision

NTSB cites bridge tender's delay in Louisiana barge allision

The incident on the Atchafalaya River results in more than $4 million in repairs

Web Bulletin 2018
Tugboat sinks after collision off coast of Maine

Tugboat sinks after collision off coast of Maine

Capt. Mackintire was being towed by a Coast Guard cutter when it began taking on water

Web Bulletin 2018
Fitzgerald, McCain commanders to be charged with negligent homicide

Fitzgerald, McCain commanders to be charged with negligent homicide

Two fatal collisions also lead to charges of hazarding a vessel and dereliction of duty

Web Bulletin 2018
NTSB: Inadequate risk assessment led to high-water allisions

NTSB: Inadequate risk assessment led to high-water allisions

The 817-foot tanker Nordbay was outbound in the Mississippi River when it struck a barge dock just west of New Orleans while transiting a sharp bend.

March 2018
TSB cites unattended controls, misaligned rudders in tug collision

TSB cites unattended controls, misaligned rudders in tug collision

Two tugboats heading for home after a day in the log booms collided in the Northumberland Channel last year off Vancouver Island, British Columbia.

December/January 2018
NTSB cites master's actions in $1 million dock accident

NTSB cites master's actions in $1 million dock accident

Celebrity Infinity hit a Ketchikan pier in gusty winds

Web Bulletin 2017
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