Archive of: Injuries / Fatalities

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Towboat captain sentenced to 6 months in prison for fatal Chicago barge explosion

A judge has sentenced an Illinois towboat captain to six months in prison for a negligent manslaughter conviction related to a 2005 barge explosion in the Chicago Sanitary and Ship Canal

Web Bulletin 2015
30 injured as cruise ship strikes Seaway lock (UPDATE)

30 injured as cruise ship strikes Seaway lock (UPDATE)

The 286-foot Saint Laurent takes on water and passengers are removed from the vessel

Web Bulletin 2015

Crewmember missing after towboat sinks in La.

The U.S. Coast Guard has suspended its search for a crewmember who was aboard the towboat MIss Natalie when it sank in the Mississippi River on Saturday

Web Bulletin 2015

OSHA investigating accident at Ingalls

A worker was hospitalized after being injured at the Mississippi shipyard last week

Web Bulletin 2015

Captain dies, three rescued after tug sinks near Long Island

The captain of the tugboat Sea Bear was killed when his tugboat sank Saturday in the Atlantic Ocean near Long Island

Web Bulletin 2015

NTSB: Captain killed in pipeline blast had incomplete navigational data

The company that owned Shanon E. Settoon failed to provide complete navigational information to the captain prior to the towboat striking a submerged pipeline, the Natioanal Transportation Safety Board said.

Web Bulletin 2015

NTSB ends El Faro debris search without finding VDR

The National Transportation Safety Board said it completed its documentation of the El Faro debris field yesterday and came up empty in its efforts to find the sunken ship's voyage data recorder

Web Exclusive 2015

Louisiana tankerman, 32, dies after falling from barge that was tied up at refinery

A tankerman died after a nighttime fall into the Mississippi River from a barge secured at an oil refinery’s docking area in southern Louisiana.

September 2015

Crewmember lost when towboat sinks in Louisiana; 4 people survive

A mariner is presumed dead after responders concluded that he was likely trapped inside a towing vessel that capsized in the Mississippi River. Four other crewmembers escaped.

September 2015

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
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