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B.C. ferry crash in 2011 blamed on fuel injector, poor communications

Investigators said Queen of Coquitlam crashed into its dock in Nanaimo after a fuel injector problem knocked out an engine and then the crew didn't react properly due to a communication breakdown

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Bulk carrier full of soy runs aground in St. Lawrence River

The bulk carrier Tundra, with a load of soy, ran aground in the St. Lawrence River in Quebec

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NTSB urges Coast Guard to improve post-casualty drug testing

The National Transportation Safety Board has sent a letter to the U.S. Coast Guard recommending that it improve post-accident alcohol and drug testing standards

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Engine-room fire burns Marquette tugboat at Port Arthur

An engine-room fire that took 12 hours to put out damaged a tugboat in the Intracoastal Waterway

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Bulk carrier loses power, goes adrift off British Columbia

The bulk carrier Tern Arrow lost power and went adrift near British Columbia's Laredo Sound

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Florida dive vessel capsizes with 23 aboard; 4 injured

Four people were hospitalized after the dive vessel Coral Princess, with 23 people aboard, capsized off Florida

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Large fuel barge strikes submerged object in Columbia River

A barge containing over 1 million gallons of diesel fuel struck a submerged object in the Columbia River and is being evaluated for damage

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Fully loaded box ship runs aground in Prince Rupert Harbour

The loaded containership Hanjin Geneva ran aground on a sandbar near Prince Rupert after steering away from a small fishing boat

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Barge crewman killed in accident at Illinois repair yard

A 23-year-old barge crewman was killed in an accident involving a 2-ton propeller at an Illinois marine repair yard

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U.S. Coast Guard, NTSB join Costa Concordia casualty probe

The U.S. Coast Guard said it and the National Transportation Safety Board are now part of Italy's Costa Concordia casualty investigation

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