Archive of: Collisions

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Barges hits Mardi Gras facility, causing 'heavy damage'

Barges hits Mardi Gras facility, causing 'heavy damage'

A witness says the midsection of a downriver tow struck the wharf

Web Bulletin 2018
Three injured after towboat catches fire in New Orleans

Three injured after towboat catches fire in New Orleans

Uncle Robert hit another boat while attempting to dock, injuring three deck hands

Web Bulletin 2018
Tug and barge hit pleasure boat on Columbia River

Tug and barge hit pleasure boat on Columbia River

The boat's occupants were unaware they had drifted into the main channel in heavy fog

Web Bulletin 2018
Sixteen barges break free in Vicksburg bridge strike

Sixteen barges break free in Vicksburg bridge strike

The old U.S. 80 bridge is temporarily closed after the incident involving M/V Michael G. Morris

Web Bulletin 2018
Report cites 'sudden turn' by USS John S. McCain before fatal collision

Report cites 'sudden turn' by USS John S. McCain before fatal collision

Singapore investigators detail 'missteps' after a transfer of propulsion controls

Web Bulletin 2018

Report shows towing vessel fatalities up in 2016

Three of the eight deaths occurred in one incident involving the tug Specialist on the Hudson River

Web Bulletin 2018
NTSB cites bridge tender's delay in Louisiana barge allision

NTSB cites bridge tender's delay in Louisiana barge allision

The incident on the Atchafalaya River results in more than $4 million in repairs

Web Bulletin 2018
Tugboat sinks after collision off coast of Maine

Tugboat sinks after collision off coast of Maine

Capt. Mackintire was being towed by a Coast Guard cutter when it began taking on water

Web Bulletin 2018
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
Fraser River dredger loses propulsion after blackout, hits barge

Fraser River dredger loses propulsion after blackout, hits barge

A dredger operating on British Columbia’s Fraser River collided with a loaded barge after the dredger lost propulsion due to a power blackout that caused the air-powered engine clutches to disengage, the Transportation Safety Board of Canada (TSB) has determined.

October/November 2018
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