Archive of: Collisions

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OSV sinks after running into Gulf oil platform; 23 people evacuated

The U.S. Coast Guard is investigating what caused an offshore supply vessel (OSV) to strike an oil platform and sink in the Gulf of Mexico off Louisiana. A nearby supply ship rescued the 23 people on the damaged OSV before it went down.

October/November 2013
NTSB: Ship crashed into Ky. bridge because of pilot’s error, faulty lights

NTSB: Ship crashed into Ky. bridge because of pilot’s error, faulty lights

A cargo ship struck and destroyed a Kentucky bridge span last year because of the operator’s over-reliance on a contract pilot and failure to consult electronic charting and radar, the National Transportation Safety Board (NTSB) said.

September 2013

Tanker and bulk carrier collide while passing in the Gulf of Mexico

September 2013
Tanker, barges damaged in Houston collision during poor visibility

Tanker, barges damaged in Houston collision during poor visibility

September 2013

BC Ferries officer found guilty of criminal negligence in 2006 sinking

August 2013
Illinois River navigation halted after loose barges damage dam

Illinois River navigation halted after loose barges damage dam

August 2013

Va. judge brings guilty verdict against tug captain who ran over skiff

August 2013

Mississippi River closed after bridge strike breaks 30 barges loose

August 2013
TSB: Fatigue, inexperience led to barge collision with B.C. rail bridge

TSB: Fatigue, inexperience led to barge collision with B.C. rail bridge

A fatigued master and a mate unfamiliar with transiting a difficult passage on the Fraser River were factors that led to the collision of a loaded gravel barge with a British Columbia rail bridge, the Transportation Safety Board of Canada said.

June/July 2013

Tankers collide near Texas after discussing a passing arrangement

Two large Houston-bound tankers carrying benzene and other petrochemicals collided in the Gulf of Mexico, apparently during a passing maneuver, according to the U.S. Coast Guard.

June/July 2013
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