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Lawyer: Nearby tugboat may have been ignition source in Mobile barge blasts

A lawyer for one of the burn victims in the Mobile Bay barge explosions said a nearby tugboat may have played a role in igniting the gas fumes

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Body of missing NJ towboat captain found along beach

Authorities say the body of the missing Sea Tow captain has been found along a beach in Ocean City, N.J., and his death is a probable accident drowning

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Three critically hurt in Mobile Bay barge explosions

Authorities said three people were critically injured in the overnight explosions and fire at the site where gas barges were being cleaned in Mobile Bay

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CNG barge explodes in Mobile Bay; 3 people burned

The U.S. Coast Guard said an compressed natural gas barge exploded while in Mobile Bay undergoing cleaning, with three people reported burned

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As result of accident at dam, Illinois River depth to fall below navigable level

The Coast Guard said the Illinois River's depth will fall below navigable levels as early as this weekend, as a result of damage to Marseilles Dam by runaway barges

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Towboat operator missing off the coast of New Jersey

The U.S. Coast Guard is searching for a missing towboat operator after an EPIRB activated near Atlantic City

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Coast Guard: Barge accident damaged Marseilles dam, may affect navigation depth

The U.S. Coast Guard said the recent runaway barges that came to rest against the Marseilles Dam have damaged the dam and navigation depths may be affected

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Chamber, unions complain that flag states don't submit casualty reports to IMO

The International Chamber of Shipping and International Transport Workers' Federation have complained to the International Maritime Organization that some flag states aren't filing casualty reports

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Coast Guard closes river at Vicksburg after 30 barges break loose

The U.S. Coast Guard has instituted navigation restrictions on the Mississippi River after 30 barges break loose near Vicksburg

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At least 50 barges break away near St. Louis, pose 'immediate danger'

The U.S. Coast Guard has closed the Mississippi River around St. Louis after as many as 80 barges broke away as a result of high water

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