Archive of: Injuries / Fatalities

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Lake Michigan ATB crewman killed while conducting conveyor-belt maintenance

Lake Michigan ATB crewman killed while conducting conveyor-belt maintenance

A crewman aboard an articulated tug-barge hauling ash on Lake Michigan was killed when he became entangled in the barge’s conveyor belt.

February 2014
Deck hand drowns when towboat drifts, flips over Minnesota dam

Deck hand drowns when towboat drifts, flips over Minnesota dam

A deck hand was killed when a new towboat sank after it apparently lost power and floated over a dam on the Upper Mississippi River near Dresbach, Minn.

October/November 2013

Texas crabber dies after boat collides with barge on Sabine Lake

A 56-year-old man died after his crab boat collided with a tug and barge and sank in the Intracoastal Waterway near Port Arthur, Texas.

October/November 2013
Italian probe: Captain’s recklessness, crew’s mistakes caused deadly cruise-ship sinking

Italian probe: Captain’s recklessness, crew’s mistakes caused deadly cruise-ship sinking

A captain who took an unscheduled side trip using the wrong scale chart and sailing too fast, too close to a poorly lit coastline were among the causes of the Costa Concordia disaster, an Italian investigator report said.

September 2013

Captain agrees to plead guilty to seaman’s manslaughter in 2011 parasailing death

The captain of a powerboat that was involved in a fatal parasailing accident in the U.S. Virgin Islands in 2011 pleaded guilty to seaman’s manslaughter. The company that owned the vessel pleaded no contest.

September 2013

BC Ferries officer found guilty of criminal negligence in 2006 sinking

August 2013
NTSB: Inadequate weather preparations, botched life raft launch led to Trinity II deaths

NTSB: Inadequate weather preparations, botched life raft launch led to Trinity II deaths

August 2013
Severe injuries result from incident aboard tanker near San Diego; 2 men need medevac

Severe injuries result from incident aboard tanker near San Diego; 2 men need medevac

Two crewmen were airlifted off a tanker after being badly injured in an incident off the California coast.

June/July 2013

Internal investigation: Failures of Coast Guard leadership contributed to fatal boat collision

A fatal accident involving a U.S. Coast Guard law-enforcement boat in San Diego was the result of reckless operation and a string of command failures, an internal investigation concluded.

May 2013

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
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