Tugboat news

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'Born boatman' recalls 52 years aboard Mississippi River vessels

In newspaper feature, Walter 'Hoolie' Bowermaster looks back at life on the Mississippi River

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Towing vessel sinks in Mississippi River near New Orleans

The towing vessel Justice sank in the Mississippi River near New Orleans, and the Coast Guard is supervising a salvage and pollution response

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Report: Tug capsizing at NH bridge was caused by captains' errors

A Coast Guard report said the 2012 capsizing of the tug Benjamin Bailey occurred because of errors by two captains

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Guantanamo-bound barge loses 22 containers at sea

The tugboat Spence and its barge Atlantic Trader lost 22 containers overboard off the coast of Florida

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Coast Guard, EPA study says barge ballast tanks don't increase Asian carp risk

The Coast Guard and Environmental Protection Agency said an experiment showed that barge ballast tanks do not pose a risk of transporting Asian carp

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Derelict cruise ship that broke loose near Newfoundland has been spotted adrift near Ireland

The derelict, unmanned cruise ship Lyubov Orlova, which broke loose from two towing vessels near Newfoundland, has been spotted adrift off the coast of Ireland

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Two tugs involved in Kulluk tow collide while maneuvering near Kodiak

The Foss Maritime tugboat Corbin Foss and the Crowley tug Ocean Wave collided near Kodiak Island

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Coal barge runs aground in Monongahela River

The lead coal barge with the tugboat Francis J. Blank ran aground in the Monongahela River, and the captain then pushed it against a river bank to prevent it from sinking

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Icebreaking harbor tugs celebrate 50th anniversary on Hudson River

The U.S. Coast Guard harbor tugboats, which break ice on the Hudson River and helped with 9/11 response, celebrated their 50th anniversary

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Barge strikes other barges transferring fuel; oil spills into Mississippi River

A barge ran into two stationary barges that were transferring fuel at a Baton Rouge facility, resulting in the hose disconnecting and oil spilling into the Mississippi River

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