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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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Towboat captain lost overboard on Mississippi River near Memphis

The captain of a towboat was missing in the Mississippi River near Memphis and investigators said he possibly was not wearing his life vest

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Research ship sinks in Gulf of Mexico; all 12 crew rescued

The Coast Guard rescued all 12 crewmembers who had abandoned the capsized 170-foot research ship Seaprobe, which sank in the Gulf of Mexico

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Two tanker crewmen severely injured in accident involving split cable

Two crewmen aboard the tanker Energy Conqueror were severely injured when a cable split, and they needed a U.S. Coast Guard medevac southwest of San Diego

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Report: Portland fireboat sailing at 14 knots when it struck charted shipwreck

The Portland Press Herald newspaper reported that the Portland fireboat that struck a shipwreck in 2011 was sailing at 14 knots through the shallow area

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