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Fuel spills into Kill Van Kull during transfer between two barges

Pollution responders are at work in the Kill Van Kull after fuel spilled from a barge during a transfer operation at Mays Ship Repair

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Freighter loses propulsion, runs aground at Charleston

The Liberian-flagged freighter HR Recommendation lost propulsion, exited the channel and ran aground at Charleston Harbor

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Ore carrier damages Toledo pier, leaks fuel into Maumee River

A 730-foot bulk carrier struck and damaged a Toledo pier and leaked fuel through a hole in its starboard bunker tank

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Tanker crewman needs medevac after getting burned in boiler accident

A crewman aboard the tanker Overseas Beryl needed a medevac near Pascagoula after receiving second-degree burns while performing maintenance on a boiler

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Diesel spills during vessel fuel transfer in San Juan Harbor

The U.S. Coast Guard said 600 gallons of diesel fuel spilled into San Juan's San Antonio Channel during a vessel fuel transfer

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Bulk carrier crashes into B.C. coal terminal causeway, conveyor

The bulk carrier Cape Apricot slammed into coal-export facilities at Westshore Terminals, destroyed a causeway, conveyor and electrical and water links

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Hawaii tug has engine fire, loses propulsion, collides with barge

The tugboat Phyllis Dunlap went adrift after a fire in its engine room and then was struck by its barge near Maui

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B.C. ferry crash in 2011 blamed on fuel injector, poor communications

Investigators said Queen of Coquitlam crashed into its dock in Nanaimo after a fuel injector problem knocked out an engine and then the crew didn't react properly due to a communication breakdown

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Bulk carrier full of soy runs aground in St. Lawrence River

The bulk carrier Tundra, with a load of soy, ran aground in the St. Lawrence River in Quebec

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NTSB urges Coast Guard to improve post-casualty drug testing

The National Transportation Safety Board has sent a letter to the U.S. Coast Guard recommending that it improve post-accident alcohol and drug testing standards

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