Archive of: Injuries / Fatalities

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One person injured, pilot boat submerged in Maine pier collapse

The caretaker of a 77-foot schooner was hurt and Eastport's pilot boat was submerged after a section of breakwall collapsed in the harbor

Web Bulletin 2014

Report: Body found after barge capsizes in Delaware

A television station reported that a body has been found during a search for a man who went missing after a barge overturned in the Christina River

Web Bulletin 2014

Canada's TSB issues warning on bulk-carrier cranes after operator injured at Quebec

The Transportation Safety Board of Canada has issued a warning to the industry after an on-board crane's slewing ring bearing failure caused an injury aboard the bulk carrier Seapace

Web Bulletin 2014

Crewman falls 80 feet to his death inside bulk carrier hold

A crewmember aboard a bulk carrier en route to Montreal fell 80 feet to his death inside one of the ship's holds

Web Bulletin 2014

Third body recovered after collision between pleasure boat and tow in Illinois (UPDATE)

A 19-foot recreational craft and the 66-foot Bill Arnold collided in the Cal-Sag Channel

Web Bulletin 2014

Probe: Improper gear caused fatal fall when hoisting line parted

A fatality occurred aboard the bulk carrier Federal Yoshino last year because improper gear was used, and a hoisting line parted while crewmember was in basket

Web Bulletin 2014

Three boaters killed in collision with tow in waterway near Chicago

Three boaters were thrown from their recreational craft and died after a nighttime collision with a barge in the Cal-Sag Channel south of Chicago.

September 2014

Probe: Bosun died in fall from crane that he shouldn’t have used

A bulk carrier crewman working aloft using a cargo crane fell to his death at a St. Lawrence River anchorage when the crane block made contact with the underside of the boom head and the winch continued to pull, breaking the hoisting cable.

September 2014
Korea ferry disaster reveals problems with evacuation, duty

Korea ferry disaster reveals problems with evacuation, duty

The failure of captains to properly evacuate their ships, and crews that did not follow emergency procedures, contributed to the deaths of hundreds in two major passenger vessel casualties in the past two years.

August 2014
Captain, crew face charges after Korean ferry disaster kills 290

Captain, crew face charges after Korean ferry disaster kills 290

More than 290 people were killed when a severely overloaded South Korean ferry sank in April. The captain and three officers were charged with murder.

August 2014
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