Archive of: Injuries / Fatalities

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Witnesses: Fears about tall ship’s condition preceded Sandy voyage

HMS Bounty had a rotted hull when its captain inexplicably set sail into the path of Hurricane Sandy and then waited too long to abandon ship before the vessel foundered, according to testimony at a federal hearing on the disaster.

May 2013
Tall ship Bounty loses generators, sinks in fatal hurricane accident

Tall ship Bounty loses generators, sinks in fatal hurricane accident

The captain of a tall ship was lost and presumed drowned and a crewmember died when the vessel foundered after losing power during Hurricane Sandy.

February 2013
Tall-ship captains appalled at Bounty captain’s decision not to seek shelter

Tall-ship captains appalled at Bounty captain’s decision not to seek shelter

The sinking of HMS Bounty has intensified a long-running debate in the tall-ship community: Do you head offshore for sea room when a major storm is coming or batten down in port and send the crew ashore.

February 2013

Grand jury indicts boat captain in Virgin Islands parasailing death

The captain of a parasailing excursion boat faces a criminal charge after a fatal 2011 accident involving a parted towline in the U.S. Virgin Islands.

February 2013

Passenger seriously burned in stove blast on Maine charter vessel

A passenger aboard a charter fishing boat off the coast of Maine suffered second- and third-degree burns on one of his arms when a butane stove exploded on the vessel, the U.S. Coast Guard reported.

December/January 2013

Off-duty steward on sternwheeler falls from docked vessel and drowns in Columbia River

A crewmember drowned after falling from a sternwheel cruise ship in the Columbia River.

December/January 2013

Battery-related fire damages famed hybrid tug, puts it out of service

A fire occurred in the battery compartment of the hybrid tug Campbell Foss just after the tug finished a ship assist in the Port of Long Beach.

December/January 2013

Nine passengers injured when Chicago tour boat slams into dock

The Chicago River tour boat The Lila lost power and struck a concrete dock, injuring 9 passengers

Web Bulletin 2012

Possible hydraulic failure cited after Boston ferry strikes docked yacht

The small ferry Island Adventure may have had a hydraulic failure before hitting a stationary yacht at a Boston wharf

Web Bulletin 2012
Towboat crewman killed attempting to save family on fishing boat

Towboat crewman killed attempting to save family on fishing boat

A crewman on a Mississippi River towboat lost his life while trying to rescue a family of five in a disabled recreational boat near St. Louis.

October/November 2012
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