Archive of: Groundings

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TSB cites clutch failure, manning violations in Nova Scotia grounding

TSB cites clutch failure, manning violations in Nova Scotia grounding

The failure of a propulsion clutch on a self-propelled bunker barge en route from Quebec to Mexico was a leading factor in its grounding early last year off Nova Scotia, Canadian officials said in a recent report.

August 2018

Seaway tanker grounds after steering failure; water raised to free it

The loaded tanker Chem Norma ran aground in the St. Lawrence River following an unspecified steering system failure and remained stuck for five days.

August 2018
Bulker’s cracked cooling jacket leads to Columbia River grounding

Bulker’s cracked cooling jacket leads to Columbia River grounding

The Columbia River Pilot felt an unusual vibration about three hours after the bulk carrier Nenita got underway.

April 2018
Lack of lookout, poor voyage planning cited in BC tour boat grounding

Lack of lookout, poor voyage planning cited in BC tour boat grounding

Peering through binoculars, the captain of the 40-foot excursion boat Stellar Sea spotted a bear along the shore a mile away.

April 2018
Coast Guard cites unsafe speed, hydrodynamics in NH grounding

Coast Guard cites unsafe speed, hydrodynamics in NH grounding

A tanker that grounded in the Piscataqua River near Portsmouth, N.H., was traveling too fast while executing a turn in the narrow waterway, the U.S. Coast Guard determined.

April 2018
New bulk carrier grounds after steering problem on Columbia River

New bulk carrier grounds after steering problem on Columbia River

A bulk carrier delivered weeks earlier from a Japanese shipyard sustained a steering system malfunction and grounded in the Columbia River.

March 2018
Bulker grounds 1,000 feet outside channel in St. Lawrence River

Bulker grounds 1,000 feet outside channel in St. Lawrence River

A bulk carrier that ran aground in the St. Lawrence River near Cape Vincent, N.Y., might have lost propulsion just before the incident, according to the U.S. Coast Guard.

March 2018

Tour operator adds redundancy after boat loses power, drags anchor

Even though all passengers were safely evacuated when a dinner cruise vessel lost power in high winds and nearly grounded in Halifax Harbor, the CEO of the tour company said a valuable lesson was learned in how to improve safety.

December/January 2018

Soybean bulker grounds in St. Lawrence Seaway

Two tugs refloat Pacific Huron three days after grounding near Wellesley Island, N.Y.

Web Bulletin 2017

NY ferry grounds on sandbar; passengers evacuated

No injuries or pollution are reported as the Coast Guard monitors removal of Flyer

Web Bulletin 2017
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