Archive of: Collisions

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NTSB: Pilot’s errors caused Houston Ship Channel crane casualty

Shortly before dawn on a quiet summer morning, as his vessel was moving a few thousand feet to a new berth in the Houston Ship Channel, the chief mate aboard bulk carrier Mary Ann Hudson saw something unusual.

May 2014
Laker damaged in collision with cutter during ice escort

Laker damaged in collision with cutter during ice escort

The National Transportation Safety Board is investigating a collision that punctured the hulls of a U.S. Coast Guard cutter and a bulk carrier during an ice escort on Lake Michigan.

May 2014
NTSB: Failed mooring bollards caused Ala. cruise ship breakaway

NTSB: Failed mooring bollards caused Ala. cruise ship breakaway

Federal investigators say mooring bollards that failed in rapid succession during strong winds caused a cruise ship to break away from a Mobile, Ala., shipyard and collide with two other vessels.

May 2014
NTSB: Tanker struck Calif. bridge due to course change, distractions

NTSB: Tanker struck Calif. bridge due to course change, distractions

A pilot’s last-minute decision to alter course while approaching the San Francisco-Oakland Bay Bridge and the vessel’s master talking on the phone combined to cause an oil tanker to strike the bridge, according to a report released by the National Transportation Safety Board.

April 2014

Jersey City-bound ferry goes off course, hits pier in Hudson River

The U.S. Coast Guard is investigating how a Hudson River ferry crossing from Manhattan to New Jersey struck a dock along the way, but the agency tentatively has ruled out mechanical failure.

April 2014

Collision with rake barge takes the life of Missouri johnboat operator

A 51-year-old man died after the johnboat he was driving collided with a tug and barge and rolled over in the Missouri River near St. Charles County, Mo.

March 2014

Report: Deck hand was operating towboat when crane struck bridge

The U.S. Coast Guard is investigating whether a towboat had no licensed captain aboard when a crane on one of the barges it pushed struck a Louisiana drawbridge.

March 2014
Three injured in collision involving Maine water taxi, pleasure boat

Three injured in collision involving Maine water taxi, pleasure boat

A water taxi and a recreational boat collided on Maine’s Casco Bay, resulting in three injuries.

March 2014

Ferry, berth damaged when high winds force vessel off course while departing island

A BC Ferries vessel was damaged when it struck a berth in high winds upon departure from a terminal at Mayne Island, British Columbia.

March 2014

Texas boaters rescued from water after collision with tug or barges

Two people were rescued from the Gulf Intracoastal Waterway after their 18-foot pleasure craft collided with a tugboat and capsized near Port O’Connor, Texas.

March 2014
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