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Audio recordings during Queen of the North negligence trial reveal frantic response

During the fourth officer's negligence trial, audio recordings from the Queen of the North indicate a frantic response after the grounding but no sign of trouble beforehand

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Cargo ship crew hospitalized with chemical burns after leak

Four crewmembers from the Norwegian cargo ship Star Fraser were hospitalized after being sickened by an onboard chemical leak

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Accident at Vicksburg bridge has delayed more than 1,000 barges

The Mississippi River closure that resulted from a tow striking a rail bridge at Vicksburg has now delayed 71 towboats with more than 1,000 barges

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Empty cruise ship adrift near Newfoundland after towline snapped

A derelict cruise ship is adrift near Newfoundland oil platforms after a tugboat lost control of the empty vessel when the towline snapped

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TSB: Tug master fell asleep before barge struck B.C. rail bridge

A barge severely damaged a railroad bridge on the Fraser River after the tug's fatigued master fell asleep prior to a critical stage in the passage, the Transportation Safety Board said in a report

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Tugboat strikes, sinks sailboat near Golden Gate Bridge; 2 rescued

A tugboat and sailboat collided near the Golden Gate Bridge, knocking both sailors into the water

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Coast Guard, Ballard respond to sinking derelict vessels in Hylebos Waterway

The U.S. Coast Guard, Ballard Diving and Salvage and state environment officials responded to sinking derelict vessel, with an oil spill, in Hylebos Waterway

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Crude oil spills into Mississippi River after 2 barges strike Vicksburg bridge

Two barges being towed by Nature's Way Endeavor struck a railroad bridge at Vicksburg, spilling crude oil into the Mississippi River

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NTSB: Seastreak captain said thrust controls didn't respond at both consoles

In a preliminary report on the recent New York City ferry accident, the NTSB said the Seastreak Wall Street's master reported that thrust controls from two consoles didn't respond

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Mississippi River closed after barge damages Granite City lock

The Mississippi River was closed for about 24 hours after a barge struck and damaged Lock No. 27 near Granite City

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