Archive of: Groundings

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Eight construction barges break free on Hudson River

All of the vessels drift south of the Tappan Zee Bridge and run aground

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
Two injured, 41 evacuated after Calif. tour boat grounds

Two injured, 41 evacuated after Calif. tour boat grounds

The Coast Guard responds to the 52-foot Osprey near Berkeley Marina

Web Bulletin 2018
NTSB: Cracked cylinder cooling jacket led to bulker grounding

NTSB: Cracked cylinder cooling jacket led to bulker grounding

An automatic reduction in speed resulted in 'eventual loss of steerageway' on Nenita

Web Bulletin 2018
Cargo vessel runs aground off St. Thomas

Cargo vessel runs aground off St. Thomas

No pollution is reported from Ocean Spirit I near the entrance to Charlotte Amalie Harbor

Web Bulletin 2018

Captain's actions praised after Florida casino shuttle caught fire

Michael Batten decided against handing out life jackets, grounding the vessel instead

Web Bulletin 2018
TSB: No dedicated lookout when BC tour boat grounded

TSB: No dedicated lookout when BC tour boat grounded

Stellar Sea's master was performing multiple tasks that interfered with his course focus

Web Bulletin 2018
TSB urges action on crew fatigue after Nathan E. Stewart grounding

TSB urges action on crew fatigue after Nathan E. Stewart grounding

Canadian authorities have issued new recommendations addressing mariner fatigue following the 2016 grounding of the tugboat Nathan E. Stewart near Bella Bella, British Columbia.

September 2018
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
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