Archive of: Collisions

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High water too much for tugs, mooring setup in bulker breakaway

High water too much for tugs, mooring setup in bulker breakaway

An insufficient number of tugboats and an inadequate mooring arrangement were leading factors in the 2015 breakaway of a bulk carrier on the rain-swollen Lower Mississippi River, National Transportation Safety Board investigators determined.

December/January 2017
Investigators cite pilot’s failure to hold station in towboat collision

Investigators cite pilot’s failure to hold station in towboat collision

Federal investigators say a towboat pilot’s failure to hold position along the riverbank was a leading factor in a 2015 collision on the Mississippi River near Memphis, Tenn.

December/January 2017

Pleasure boat, ferry collide in Washington (with VIDEO)

The operator of Nap Tyme was reportedly below deck when impact occurred

Web Bulletin 2016

NTSB cites captain's 'failure to plan' in Virginia bridge allision

The accident on the Elizabeth River caused $1.8 million in damage

Web Bulletin 2016
Tugboat collision leaves LCS Montgomery with cracked hull

Tugboat collision leaves LCS Montgomery with cracked hull

The accident off Florida follows two recent engineering casualties

Web Bulletin 2016

Man dies after boat hits barge on Detroit River

Two other boaters are injured in the incident near the Ambassador Bridge

Web Bulletin 2016
Tanker hits three moored sailboats off NH coast (UPDATE)

Tanker hits three moored sailboats off NH coast (UPDATE)

Chem Venus takes on water after the incident on the Piscataqua River

Web Bulletin 2016
NTSB: Gulf operators didn't 'properly determine' risk of collision

NTSB: Gulf operators didn't 'properly determine' risk of collision

The agency also cites excessive speed by the crew boat Diamond Edge

Web Bulletin 2016
Houston Pilots: Ultra-low sulfur fuel likely caused 2015 collision, chemical spill

Houston Pilots: Ultra-low sulfur fuel likely caused 2015 collision, chemical spill

The group's contention contradicts the findings of an NTSB investigation

Web Bulletin 2016

BC tugboat crew rescued from the water after collision with another tug

The tugboats C.T. Titan and Albern collided near British Columbia's Gabriola Island, and the smaller Albern sank

Web Bulletin 2016
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