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Sekimizu: Industry should set goal to halve deaths at sea

The International Maritime Organization's secretary-general said the industry should set goals to cut the number of lives lost at sea in half and to eradicate piracy

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NTSB to lead Seastreak crash probe, sends team to NYC

The National Transportation Safety Board is sending an investigative team and will lead the probe of the Seastreak Wall Street's crash that injured 57 people

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Coast Guard orders formal investigation of Kulluk grounding

The U.S. Coast Guard said it will conduct a formal investigation, along with the NTSB and BSEE, into the Kulluk grounding and its support vessels

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Seastreak commuter ferry crashes into NYC dock; 57 injured

The Seastreak ferry from Atlantic Highlands, N.J., crashed as it landed at South Street Seaport, injuring 57 people

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Insurance report: Human error still 'root cause' of most casualties

An industry survey by Allianz, which shows that the number of ships lost rose by 91 in 2012, found that human error is still the "root cause" of most accidents

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Tanker strikes San Francisco's Bay Bridge in fog, with PHOTOS

The empty 751-foot tanker Overseas Reymar struck a tower of the San Francisco Bay Bridge; human error eyed

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Barge carrying iron ore breaks loose in Lake Superior

A barge carrying iron ore and fuel broke loose in Lake Superior and became temporarily out of sight in rough weather

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Kulluk refloated, now under tow to sheltered waters

The Shell drill ship Kulluk was refloated Sunday night and is being slowly towed to more sheltered waters

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Heavy weather hampers effort to reach grounded Alaska drill ship

The U.S. Coast Guard said responders have not yet been able to board the stranded Shell drill ship Kulluk because the weather has been too treacherous

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Tanker crewmen treated for chemical exposure after line they were repairing broke

Two tanker crewmen needed a Coast Guard medevac near Galveston after they were sickened by the chemical phenol while repairing a frozen line

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