Archive of: Collisions

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Man missing after boat, ferry collide on Quebec river

Man missing after boat, ferry collide on Quebec river

Police say the ferry captain sounded the vessel's horn to warn the other operator

Web Bulletin 2015

Coast Guard suspends search for towboat crewman near St. Louis

The man was reported missing after Charlie Boy hit a barge Sunday

Web Bulletin 2015
NTSB: Lack of effective communication led to collision of bulk carrier, cutter

NTSB: Lack of effective communication led to collision of bulk carrier, cutter

Mesabi Miner and the Coast Guard's Hollyhock both sustained significant damage

Web Bulletin 2015
Runaway bulk carrier damages tanker, towboats, Louisiana dock

Runaway bulk carrier damages tanker, towboats, Louisiana dock

A bulk carrier broke free from its moorings, crossed the Mississippi River and struck a tanker and several towing vessels, resulting in damage to a dock.

September 2015
Collision, spill again prompt NTSB to focus on Houston channel traffic

Collision, spill again prompt NTSB to focus on Houston channel traffic

Last year a towing vessel captain in the Houston Ship Channel tried to cross ahead of a bulk carrier, impeding its passage and causing a collision and an oil spill, a National Transportation Safety Board (NTSB) investigation found.

September 2015

Probe: Botched engine order led to ship damaging grain facility

A communication breakdown and confusion on the bridge — including the captain repeatedly yelling “Stop the engine!” on the phone, to no avail — led a bulk carrier to strike a grain elevator on the Houston Ship Channel, the National Transportation Safety Board (NTSB) has determined.

September 2015

Box ship strikes dock in Vancouver Harbour

A containership struck a dock at Vancouver, British Columbia, damaging its hull and a ballast tank

Web Bulletin 2014

Third body recovered after collision between pleasure boat and tow in Illinois (UPDATE)

A 19-foot recreational craft and the 66-foot Bill Arnold collided in the Cal-Sag Channel

Web Bulletin 2014
Misunderstandings lead to collision and fuel spill in the ‘Texas City Y’

Misunderstandings lead to collision and fuel spill in the ‘Texas City Y’

“If you keep on coming, I’m going to get you,” a pilot aboard a bulk carrier radioed to a tugboat pushing oil barges through heavy fog in Galveston Bay.

August 2014
NTSB: Confusion over engine mode caused New York City ferry crash

NTSB: Confusion over engine mode caused New York City ferry crash

A commuter ferry struck a New York City pier in January 2013 as a result of the captain losing control because he was unaware the propulsion system was in backup mode, the National Transportation Safety Board has determined.

August 2014
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