Archive of: Collisions

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Two barges sink after Vicksburg bridge strike

M/V Chad Tregrache was guiding a 30-barge tow when the incident occurred

Web Bulletin 2019

Barge tows collide near New Orleans

One of the towboats involved may have lost steering, according to the Coast Guard

Web Bulletin 2019
Navy guided-missile cruiser, resupply ship collide off Florida

Navy guided-missile cruiser, resupply ship collide off Florida

USNS Robert E. Peary sustains an 8-inch gash above the waterline in the training maneuver

Web Bulletin 2019
Containership hits crane while docking at Port of Vancouver

Containership hits crane while docking at Port of Vancouver

Both the loaded ship, Ever Summit, and the gantry crane are damaged

Web Bulletin 2019

Top of towboat sheared off in Illinois River bridge strike

The pilot was struck by debris but was not seriously injured, the U.S. Coast Guard says

Web Bulletin 2019
Bridge strike on Illinois River tears off towboat’s pilothouse

Bridge strike on Illinois River tears off towboat’s pilothouse

A towboat pushing two barges on the Illinois River struck a descending lift bridge near downtown Peoria, Ill., tearing off the vessel’s pilothouse.

March 2019
Stuck valve, poor communication cited in New Orleans bulker strike

Stuck valve, poor communication cited in New Orleans bulker strike

As far as the Mia S. captain and pilot knew, engineering crew had resolved the engine problems bedeviling their loaded bulk carrier sailing outbound on the Mississippi River near New Orleans.

February 2019
Barge string breaks free after towboat hits Upper Mississippi dike

Barge string breaks free after towboat hits Upper Mississippi dike

Twelve barges broke away on the Upper Mississippi River near St. Louis after the towboat Kevin Michael hit a dike just upriver from a lock and dam.

December/January 2019
Barge damages yacht during maneuver near Connecticut terminal

Barge damages yacht during maneuver near Connecticut terminal

A loaded gravel barge being guided to a terminal in Stamford, Conn., struck a high-end sailboat docked at a newly built marina, extensively damaging the vessel.

December/January 2019
Drifting barges hit yachts, restaurant in Vancouver

Drifting barges hit yachts, restaurant in Vancouver

Officials are investigating how the linked vessels came unmoored

Web Bulletin 2018
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