Archive of: Collisions

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Possible hydraulic failure cited after Boston ferry strikes docked yacht

The small ferry Island Adventure may have had a hydraulic failure before hitting a stationary yacht at a Boston wharf

Web Bulletin 2012

Two rescued after tug strikes B.C. railroad bridge, sinks

Two crewmembers escaped injury after their tugboat sank in the Fraser River

Web Exclusive 2012
NTSB documents reveal dispute over exact positions of tug and box ship in N.J. collision

NTSB documents reveal dispute over exact positions of tug and box ship in N.J. collision

A containership collided with an oncoming articulated tug and barge near the Bayonne Bridge in thick fog after the tugboat couldn’t avoid the ship while making a turn during a flood tide, according to documents released by the National Transportation Safety Board.

October/November 2012

Instead of holding up, towboat was moving ahead before collision, NTSB says

A collision between an empty oil tanker and a barge at a Texas channel intersection happened because the towing vessel moved too close to the ship after a passing agreement, the National Transportation Safety Board (NTSB) said.

September 2012

NTSB: Towboat pilot in barge crash failed to adjust for rainy weather

September 2012
Alaska ferry hits seafood pier while trying to dock in swift current

Alaska ferry hits seafood pier while trying to dock in swift current

An Alaska state ferry went off course and crashed into a fish-processing dock while attempting to maneuver into its regular berth.

September 2012
Bow of reefer ship tears gaping hole into side of bulk carrier in collision in Caribbean Sea

Bow of reefer ship tears gaping hole into side of bulk carrier in collision in Caribbean Sea

A bulk carrier sustained heavy damage after being T-boned by a reefer ship in the Caribbean Sea about 60 miles north of Haiti.

August 2012

NTSB recommends propeller alarms after Staten Island Ferry probe

A Staten Island Ferry crash that injured 50 people in 2010 was caused by a solenoid failure that led to a loss of propulsion control in a cycloidal propeller.

August 2012

Testimony confirms crew was confused about which span to transit

Mariners controlling a cargo ship that destroyed a Kentucky bridge span were confused about whether they were guiding the ship toward the proper span in the moments before the accident.

August 2012

Cargo ship runs into docked vessel after pitch controls not in sync

A general cargo ship collided with a moored bulk carrier while docking at a British Columbia berth as a result of a failure to synchronize central control with the starboard bridge wing controls.

June/July 2012
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