Archive of: Collisions

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Collision, spill again prompt NTSB to focus on Houston channel traffic

Collision, spill again prompt NTSB to focus on Houston channel traffic

Last year a towing vessel captain in the Houston Ship Channel tried to cross ahead of a bulk carrier, impeding its passage and causing a collision and an oil spill, a National Transportation Safety Board (NTSB) investigation found.

September 2015

Probe: Botched engine order led to ship damaging grain facility

A communication breakdown and confusion on the bridge — including the captain repeatedly yelling “Stop the engine!” on the phone, to no avail — led a bulk carrier to strike a grain elevator on the Houston Ship Channel, the National Transportation Safety Board (NTSB) has determined.

September 2015

Box ship strikes dock in Vancouver Harbour

A containership struck a dock at Vancouver, British Columbia, damaging its hull and a ballast tank

Web Bulletin 2014

Third body recovered after collision between pleasure boat and tow in Illinois (UPDATE)

A 19-foot recreational craft and the 66-foot Bill Arnold collided in the Cal-Sag Channel

Web Bulletin 2014
Misunderstandings lead to collision and fuel spill in the ‘Texas City Y’

Misunderstandings lead to collision and fuel spill in the ‘Texas City Y’

“If you keep on coming, I’m going to get you,” a pilot aboard a bulk carrier radioed to a tugboat pushing oil barges through heavy fog in Galveston Bay.

August 2014
NTSB: Confusion over engine mode caused New York City ferry crash

NTSB: Confusion over engine mode caused New York City ferry crash

A commuter ferry struck a New York City pier in January 2013 as a result of the captain losing control because he was unaware the propulsion system was in backup mode, the National Transportation Safety Board has determined.

August 2014

NTSB: Tanker was traveling too fast before striking Maryland pier

Federal investigators say a tanker that caused $2 million in damage to a pier in Baltimore Harbor was traveling too fast while attempting a sharp dogleg turn.

August 2014

Tanker hits bridge on Piscataqua River, damages hull and fender

A 600-foot tanker loaded with diesel fuel struck a bridge connecting Maine and New Hampshire on a clear morning.

June/July 2014

Barge strikes Louisiana highway bridge, causing severe damage

June/July 2014

Barge and tow collision, oil spill force closure of Lower Mississippi

June/July 2014
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