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After ship collision, NTSB calls for better vessel separation in Houston channel

The National Transportation Safety Board recommends that the Coast Guard improve vessel-separation policies in the Houston Ship Channel

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Resolve Marine uses helicopters to remove bow section of Rena wreck

Resolve Marine said it has used helicopters and a barge to removed the first 600 tons of steel from the bow of the Rena shipwreck off New Zealand

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Insurers urged to be more proactive in preventing maritime casualties

Speaking in San Diego, a Braemar official said underwriters need to be more involved in casualty- and loss-prevention earlier in the process

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Maine whale-watching boat breaks loose from moorings, runs aground

The whale-watching boat Tails of the Sea got stuck on rocks after high winds caused mooring lines to part

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Port Authority police boat sinks during rescue training off NY

A Moose boat containing several Port Authority police officers sank in Jamaica Bay during a water rescue exercise

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Woman missing after falling from cruise ship near Florida

A 21-year-old woman is missing after falling from the cruise ship Allure of the Seas, east of Florida

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Salvors unable to refloat deteriorating Jireh off Puerto Rico

The Coast Guard said salvage contractors were not able to refloat the grounded ship Jireh and will now consider cutting it into pieces

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Tanker's chief mate injures groin when pants get caught in spindle

A Coast Guard helicopter in the Gulf of Mexico evacuated a tanker's chief mate, who injured his groin when his trousers got caught in a spindle

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After long salvage response, Jireh to be refloated Thursday

The Coast Guard said the grounded ship Jireh, which ran aground in June in Puerto Rico, will be refloated on Thursday

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Tanker strikes Baltimore coal dock, injuring one person

The tanker Wawasan Ruby struck and seriously damaged the CSX Curtis Bay coal terminal dock, injuring one CSX employee

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