Archive of: Collisions

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Report: Deck hand was operating towboat when crane struck bridge

The U.S. Coast Guard is investigating whether a towboat had no licensed captain aboard when a crane on one of the barges it pushed struck a Louisiana drawbridge.

March 2014
Three injured in collision involving Maine water taxi, pleasure boat

Three injured in collision involving Maine water taxi, pleasure boat

A water taxi and a recreational boat collided on Maine’s Casco Bay, resulting in three injuries.

March 2014

Ferry, berth damaged when high winds force vessel off course while departing island

A BC Ferries vessel was damaged when it struck a berth in high winds upon departure from a terminal at Mayne Island, British Columbia.

March 2014

Texas boaters rescued from water after collision with tug or barges

Two people were rescued from the Gulf Intracoastal Waterway after their 18-foot pleasure craft collided with a tugboat and capsized near Port O’Connor, Texas.

March 2014

Probe: Wrong turn, lack of awareness were factors in ferry crash

Eight minutes into a journey between neighboring islands, the inexperienced second mate steering the Washington State Ferries vessel Hyak became concerned about a nearby motor yacht.

March 2014

Statue of Liberty ferry strikes dock after both engines failed; 9 people reported injured

The U.S. Coast Guard is investigating why the engines on a Statue of Liberty ferry shut down, allowing the vessel to crash into a dock.

February 2014
Probe: Bank suction a factor when coke carrier struck police boat

Probe: Bank suction a factor when coke carrier struck police boat

The shipmaster’s failure to properly account for bank effect likely caused a bulk carrier to strike a moored police boat in Ohio’s Black River, the National Transportation Safety Board has determined.

February 2014

Pilot loses his license after ship struck pier while he wasn’t wearing his eyeglasses

A Delaware River pilot was forced to surrender his license for actions that investigators say caused a large containership to strike an abandoned pier near downtown Philadelphia.

December/January 2014
Probe: Watchkeeping breakdowns aboard both ships caused collision

Probe: Watchkeeping breakdowns aboard both ships caused collision

At about 0515 on March 10, 2012, crew aboard the private yacht Battered Bull saw two large ships on radar that appeared to be on a collision course.

October/November 2013

Laker hits drawbridge after drunk bridge tender lowered the span

An ore carrier struck a Rouge River drawbridge after an intoxicated bridge operator lowered the bridge right in front of the vessel.

October/November 2013
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