Archive of: Fires & Explosions

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TSB investigating fire aboard containership

The incident on Cap Blanche resulted from a fuel spill in the generator room

Web Bulletin 2015

Towboat captain sentenced to 6 months in prison for fatal Chicago barge explosion

A judge has sentenced an Illinois towboat captain to six months in prison for a negligent manslaughter conviction related to a 2005 barge explosion in the Chicago Sanitary and Ship Canal

Web Bulletin 2015
Two hospitalized after fire aboard Ohio River towboat

Two hospitalized after fire aboard Ohio River towboat

The vessel was moving barges near Bellaire, Ohio, when the incident occurred

Web Bulletin 2015

Cargo ship at N.Y. pier after fire at sea

The 360-foot Grey Shark was bound for the Caribbean when it was forced to return

Web Bulletin 2015

NTSB: Captain killed in pipeline blast had incomplete navigational data

The company that owned Shanon E. Settoon failed to provide complete navigational information to the captain prior to the towboat striking a submerged pipeline, the Natioanal Transportation Safety Board said.

Web Bulletin 2015
Towboat captain in fatal barge explosion gets six months in prison

Towboat captain in fatal barge explosion gets six months in prison

An Illinois towboat captain has been sentenced to six months in prison for a seaman’s manslaughter conviction in the death of his deck hand in an explosion in 2005.

October/November 2015
Captain, family’s company convicted in Chicago barge-blast fatality

Captain, family’s company convicted in Chicago barge-blast fatality

A towboat captain has been convicted of seaman’s manslaughter in the death of a deck hand in an explosion aboard a petroleum barge in Chicago in 2005.

September 2014

Probe: Towboat fire spread because of inability to secure engine room

A fire aboard a Mississippi River towboat in 2012 spread rapidly and caused severe damage because the crew was unable to shut down ventilation and deploy suppression, according to an investigative report.

August 2014

Oceangoing container barge burns for two days near the Bahamas

A container barge caught fire and burned out of control for two days northeast of the Bahamas.

June/July 2014

NTSB: Sparks hit diesel-soaked toolbox, set tugboat on fire

A fire aboard a tugboat undergoing repairs in Baltimore Harbor probably began when sparks from a cutting torch ignited a toolbox, federal investigators said.

February 2014
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