Archive of: Injuries / Fatalities

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NTSB recommends propeller alarms after Staten Island Ferry probe

A Staten Island Ferry crash that injured 50 people in 2010 was caused by a solenoid failure that led to a loss of propulsion control in a cycloidal propeller.

August 2012

Bar pilot rescued after falling into sea while trying to transfer from bulk ship to boat

A Columbia River Bar Pilot was treated for hypothermia after falling into the Pacific Ocean during an attempted transfer between an outbound ship and the pilot boat.

June/July 2012

Barge maker fined for closed-space blast that killed worker, seriously injured another

April 2012

U.S. laker fleet experiences second fatal conveyor accident in a year

April 2012

OSHA fines tug company following fatal fall of master using dock ladder to board vessel

A tugboat company has paid a $3,780 penalty to federal regulators as a result of a June 2011 ladder accident that killed one of its captains at an Alaska dock.

February 2012

Survivors describe their harrowing ordeal after abandoning lift boat

February 2012

Captain transporting injured deck hand arrested for intoxication

February 2012

Tugboat captain dies after falling from dock ladder

December/January 2012

Car carrier crew retrieves deck hand who fell overboard from ladder

December/January 2012

Four crew die after storm in Gulf of Mexico forces the abandonment of their lift boat

Four crewmen from a Louisiana-based lift boat were killed after they abandoned their damaged vessel via a small life float during a tropical storm in the southern Gulf of Mexico.

December/January 2012
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