Archive of: Collisions

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Vicksburg bridge strike causes 11-barge breakaway

The barges in Graestone Express' tow are retrieved within 90 minutes

Web Bulletin 2017

Iowa bridge reopened after towboat strike

Dottie Strait hit the Sabula Railroad Bridge on the Upper Mississippi River

Web Bulletin 2017
NTSB cites excessive speed, angle in Baltimore cruise ship allision

NTSB cites excessive speed, angle in Baltimore cruise ship allision

Insufficient oversight by Carnival Pride's captain during docking was also a factor

Web Bulletin 2017
Tugboat breaches, spills fuel in Seattle accident

Tugboat breaches, spills fuel in Seattle accident

The vessel hits a barge on the Duwamish River, with an unknown amount of diesel leaking

Web Bulletin 2017

Coast Guard boat hits SC bridge; six injured

The crew was responding to reports of a downed aircraft when the RBM hit a Stono River span

Web Bulletin 2017
Great Lakes bulker hits docked powerboat, bridge in Green Bay

Great Lakes bulker hits docked powerboat, bridge in Green Bay

A Great Lakes freighter backing out of the Fox River struck a moored powerboat and ran into a drawbridge in downtown Green Bay, Wis.

October/November 2017
‘Late and insufficient’ rudder cited in allision, 30-barge breakaway

‘Late and insufficient’ rudder cited in allision, 30-barge breakaway

After rounding a bend in the Mississippi River north of Thebes, Ill., the pilot of the downbound Michael G. Morris prepared the vessel and its 30-barge tow for another curve followed by a railroad bridge.

October/November 2017
NTSB: No ‘proper’ lookouts when barge hit cutter in Panama Canal

NTSB: No ‘proper’ lookouts when barge hit cutter in Panama Canal

Insufficient lookout was a key factor in a Panama Canal collision involving a U.S. Coast Guard cutter, American investigators said in a recent report.

October/November 2017
Ferry company cites radar confusion in Cape Cod jetty strike

Ferry company cites radar confusion in Cape Cod jetty strike

The captain of a high-speed ferry apparently confused a metal pole and sailboats for navigational buoys before the vessel slammed into a Cape Cod jetty, injuring 15 people on board.

September 2017
Man rescued from buoy after Canadian tanker hits stalled boat

Man rescued from buoy after Canadian tanker hits stalled boat

The U.S. Coast Guard rescued a man from Lake St. Clair north of Detroit, Mich., after a loaded tanker ran into his stranded powerboat in the shipping channel.

September 2017
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