Archive of: Injuries / Fatalities

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Two deck hands die when cargo shifts, barge sinks at Arkansas pier

One deck hand was killed and another is presumed dead after a barge carrying steel coils sank while being unloaded at a terminal on the swollen Mississippi River.

August 2014
Captain drowns after falling from boat near his tow in Louisiana bayou

Captain drowns after falling from boat near his tow in Louisiana bayou

A captain drowned in a Louisiana bayou after falling from a small boat on which he had transited from a tug and barge.

June/July 2014

Deck hand who was ex-pilot, 81, dies after falling from Ohio River ferry

An 81-year-old retired ferry pilot working as a deck hand died after falling into the Ohio River.

April 2014

Crewman disappears from Ohio River dredge in possible slip-and-fall

A pump hand on an Ohio River dredger was missing and presumed dead after he went overboard in December 2013. It’s not known whether he was wearing a flotation device.

April 2014
Judge: NJ tugboat capstan fatality caused by company negligence

Judge: NJ tugboat capstan fatality caused by company negligence

A federal court has awarded a multimillion-dollar judgment to the family of a tugboat deck hand who was killed in a capstan-related accident on New Jersey’s Hackensack River in 2009.

March 2014

Deck hand, 25, killed in apparent fall from tugboat in Florida yard

March 2014

Tug crewman missing after falling from skiff during crew change

A tugboat crewman was missing and presumed dead after he fell from a skiff while en route to the boat near Anchorage, Alaska.

March 2014

Collision with rake barge takes the life of Missouri johnboat operator

A 51-year-old man died after the johnboat he was driving collided with a tug and barge and rolled over in the Missouri River near St. Charles County, Mo.

March 2014
Three injured in collision involving Maine water taxi, pleasure boat

Three injured in collision involving Maine water taxi, pleasure boat

A water taxi and a recreational boat collided on Maine’s Casco Bay, resulting in three injuries.

March 2014
Young bulk carrier crewman hurt in fall from ship’s exhaust stack

Young bulk carrier crewman hurt in fall from ship’s exhaust stack

An Italian crewman on a U.S.-bound bulk carrier was seriously injured in a fall from the ship’s exhaust stack, leading to a U.S. Coast Guard medevac in heavy seas more than 100 miles off the coast of Alaska.

March 2014
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