Archive of: Collisions

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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

TSB: B.C. ferry crashed after officers failed to test propeller

The bridge team’s lack of adherence to procedures and unfamiliarity with the operation of the propulsion system in an emergency led to a docking crash of a British Columbia ferry in 2011, the Transportation Safety Board of Canada has determined.

June/July 2013
Tow strikes Miss. bridge, spills oil; river closure delays 1,000 barges

Tow strikes Miss. bridge, spills oil; river closure delays 1,000 barges

Two barges carrying crude oil on the Mississippi River struck a railroad bridge at Vicksburg, Miss., breaching a tank on one of the vessels and causing an oil spill that prompted the U.S. Coast Guard to close a 16-mile stretch of the waterway.

May 2013

Internal investigation: Failures of Coast Guard leadership contributed to fatal boat collision

A fatal accident involving a U.S. Coast Guard law-enforcement boat in San Diego was the result of reckless operation and a string of command failures, an internal investigation concluded.

May 2013
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