Archive of: Collisions

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NTSB: Glare, lack of lookout led to Illinois bridge strike

NTSB: Glare, lack of lookout led to Illinois bridge strike

Use of spotlights with Dewey R's lowered wheelhouse reduced the pilot's visibility

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Strong current 'overwhelmed' pilot before tow hit lock walls, NTSB says

Strong current 'overwhelmed' pilot before tow hit lock walls, NTSB says

A Corps of Engineers workboat also was struck in the accident on the Ohio River

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NTSB: Survey didn't detect hazard before Louisiana pipeline strike

NTSB: Survey didn't detect hazard before Louisiana pipeline strike

The tug DeJeanne Maria sank after hitting the submerged line in the Gulf of Mexico

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Both Vicksburg bridges hit in multi-barge breakaway

It was the third time one or both of the spans have been struck in April

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Delayed approach, lack of 'decision point' led to Atchafalaya bridge strike

Delayed approach, lack of 'decision point' led to Atchafalaya bridge strike

After waiting for the swing span to open, the captain of Edna T. Gattle was unable to line up the tow correctly, the NTSB says

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BC Ferries vessel damaged in hard landing

Spirit of Vancouver is pulled from service after the incident at Tsawwassen

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NTSB: Pilot asleep when his tow struck another in Houston Ship Channel

NTSB: Pilot asleep when his tow struck another in Houston Ship Channel

The fatigued mariner aboard Dixie Vandal was nearing the end of his 12-hour watch

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Two barges sink after tow hits bridge near New Orleans

Cooperative Spirit was guiding 29 grain barges down the Mississippi River when the incident occurred

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Pilot misjudged current in Vicksburg bridge strike, NTSB says

The towboat Chad Pregracke was trying to negotiate the oft-hit span during high water

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High water, poorly aligned channel cited in Alabama bridge strike

High water, poorly aligned channel cited in Alabama bridge strike

Railroad tracks were shifted out of position by the impact on the Tombigbee River span

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