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Crewmembers escape burning towboat on Lower Mississippi

Crewmembers escape burning towboat on Lower Mississippi

No injuries are reported after an engine room fire aboard George King

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Tugboat partially sinks at Virginia mooring, leaks oil

Tugboat partially sinks at Virginia mooring, leaks oil

It is not known how much fuel was on the 100-foot Bourne when it submerged

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Towboat raised after sinking at mooring in Arkansas (UPDATE)

Towboat raised after sinking at mooring in Arkansas (UPDATE)

Virginia Renee leaked 4,000 gallons of diesel with all but 600 gallons recovered

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Cargo vessel runs aground off St. Thomas

Cargo vessel runs aground off St. Thomas

No pollution is reported from Ocean Spirit I near the entrance to Charlotte Amalie Harbor

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Salvors begin barge removal after pileup at Ohio River dam (UPDATE)

Salvors begin barge removal after pileup at Ohio River dam (UPDATE)

Commercial navigation is restored through Emsworth Lock and Dam

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Explosion on towboat in Kentucky kills three, injures six

Explosion on towboat in Kentucky kills three, injures six

William E. Strait was reportedly undergoing repairs when the blast occurred

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Injured tanker crewman airlifted to Puerto Rico

A Coast Guard air crew responds after the Emek-S crewmember severs one of his fingers

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Fitzgerald, McCain commanders to be charged with negligent homicide

Fitzgerald, McCain commanders to be charged with negligent homicide

Two fatal collisions also lead to charges of hazarding a vessel and dereliction of duty

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Captain's actions praised after Florida casino shuttle caught fire

Michael Batten decided against handing out life jackets, grounding the vessel instead

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Ohio River update: Seven barges over dam, two sections of waterway closed

Closures cover mile marker 93 to mile marker 110 and mile marker 2 to mile marker 20

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