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Emerald Service, Alaska Chadux head up Valdez decontamination job

A unified command has been established to oversee the oil spill cleanup aboard BBC Arizona, and Emerald Services and Alaska Chadux are the decontamination contractors

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Tanker, barges damaged in Houston Ship Channel collision

A tanker and a tow collided in the Houston Ship Channel, resulting in damage to the ship and 5 barges

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Cargo ship catches fire in Alaska after oil leaks from containers

The cargo ship BBC Arizona is undergoing decontamination after transformer oil leaked from containers and ignited into a fire aboard the vessel at Valdez

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Tanker, grain carrier damaged in collision near Galveston

The U.S. Coast Guard said the tanker Profit and bulk carrier Imperial Spirit were damage in a collision at sea

Web Bulletin 2013

Report: Costa Concordia captain caused, exacerbated fatal sinking

An Italian investigative report said the Costa Concordia captain's navigational errors caused the cruise ship to sink, and his emergency response was inadequate

Web Bulletin 2013

Fire damages Royal Caribbean cruise ship after leaving Baltimore

The Royal Caribbean cruise ship Grandeur of the Seas caught fire during a cruise from Baltimore to Bahamas

Web Bulletin 2013

Rig manager: Kulluk tow should have used a second tugboat

During a Coast Guard formal hearing, a Noble Drilling manager said two tugboats should have been used to tow Kulluk, which broke free from the sole tug and ran aground

Web Bulletin 2013

Coast Guard questions Kulluk witnesses on towing system, voyage during winter

The U.S. Coast Guard this week is holding a formal hearing into the grounding of the drill ship Kulluk in Alaska

Web Bulletin 2013

Another Staten Island Ferry lands hard at terminal after power loss

The Staten Island ferry Spirit of American crashed into pilings as a result of a power failure, and no one was injured after crew warning 'brace for impact.'

Web Bulletin 2013

NTSB: Delta Mariner crash at Ky. bridge was caused by failures involving navigation, contract pilot, bridge lighting

The National Transportation Safety Board said the 2012 accident at a Kentucky bridge involving the vessel Delta Mariner was a result of poor planning, insufficient use of navigation tools, a contract pilot's error and poor oversight of the bridge lighting

Web Bulletin 2013
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