Archive of: Sinkings & Capsizings

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NTSB: Towboat pilot in grounding failed to identify charted hazard

NTSB: Towboat pilot in grounding failed to identify charted hazard

Eric Haney sustained $4.3 million in damage when it hit an erosion-control dike

Web Bulletin 2018
NTSB cites underestimation of current in Lower Miss. towboat sinking

NTSB cites underestimation of current in Lower Miss. towboat sinking

All six crewmembers escaped Todd Brown in the fleeting incident near Columbus, Ky.

Web Bulletin 2018
Two coal barges sink after breakaway on Monongahela River

Two coal barges sink after breakaway on Monongahela River

Three others in the tow hit a bridge in Rankin, Pa.

Web Bulletin 2018
NTSB releases illustrated digest of El Faro sinking

NTSB releases illustrated digest of El Faro sinking

The 16-page document summarizes key events and the board's findings

Web Bulletin 2018
Barge sinks after Vicksburg bridge strike

Barge sinks after Vicksburg bridge strike

Other barges in the 30-vessel tow break free but are corralled

Web Bulletin 2018
Intercargo analyzes decade of bulk carrier losses

Intercargo analyzes decade of bulk carrier losses

Between 2008 and 2017, there were 53 total losses of 10,000 dwt and above, claiming 202 lives

Web Bulletin 2018
One rescued after Corps survey boat capsizes off Oregon

One rescued after Corps survey boat capsizes off Oregon

Another passenger escapes and swims to shore near the entrance to the Chetco River

Web Bulletin 2018

Sunken barge closes Olmsted Locks and Dam

Five barges are retrieved after a breakaway, but one remains missing

Web Bulletin 2018

Towboat sinks in Ohio River near Cairo, Ill.

A sheen is reported from Charley Wallace, which has up to 1,048 gallons of fuel aboard

Web Bulletin 2018

Crew escapes as towboat capsizes in Louisiana

The incident involving Vincent J. Eymard closed four miles of the Lower Mississippi

Web Bulletin 2018
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