Archive of: Collisions

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Fitzgerald, McCain commanders to be charged with negligent homicide

Fitzgerald, McCain commanders to be charged with negligent homicide

Two fatal collisions also lead to charges of hazarding a vessel and dereliction of duty

Web Bulletin 2018
TSB cites unattended controls, misaligned rudders in tug collision

TSB cites unattended controls, misaligned rudders in tug collision

Two tugboats heading for home after a day in the log booms collided in the Northumberland Channel last year off Vancouver Island, British Columbia.

December/January 2018
NTSB cites master's actions in $1 million dock accident

NTSB cites master's actions in $1 million dock accident

Celebrity Infinity hit a Ketchikan pier in gusty winds

Web Bulletin 2017

Minnesota rail bridge reopens after barge strike

The St. Paul span was hit by a barge being guided by the towboat Cooperative Venture

Web Bulletin 2017

Japanese tugboat loses power, dents US destroyer

The tug drifted into USS Benfold during a towing exercise

Web Bulletin 2017

One killed, three injured when boat hits Louisiana barge

One of the boaters was ejected and recovered by a boat launched from the barge

Web Bulletin 2017
Appeals court upholds ruling against ACL in 2008 oil spill

Appeals court upholds ruling against ACL in 2008 oil spill

The company must pay $20 million for cleanup costs resulting from a collision between a barge and tanker

Web Bulletin 2017
New Navy report cites 'multiple failures' by watch standers in fatal collisions

New Navy report cites 'multiple failures' by watch standers in fatal collisions

Lapses in basic seamanship occurred on both USS Fitzgerald and USS John S. McCain

Web Bulletin 2017
Rhode Island's tall ship loses power, hits four boats

Rhode Island's tall ship loses power, hits four boats

Oliver Hazard Perry was leaving a Newport festival when a dock line snarled its propellers

Web Bulletin 2017
Navy removes top McCain officers after 'preventable' collision

Navy removes top McCain officers after 'preventable' collision

The service cites 'loss of confidence' in Cmdr. Alfredo Sanchez and Cmdr. Jessie Sanchez

Web Bulletin 2017
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