Archive of: Fires & Explosions

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Coast Guard medevacs crewman from burning vessel off Texas

The man suffers smoke inhalation in a fire aboard M/V Miss Geri

Web Bulletin 2015
Fire breaks out on Royal Caribbean ship in Jamaica

Fire breaks out on Royal Caribbean ship in Jamaica

One crewmember suffers burns in the incident aboard Freedom of the Seas

Web Bulletin 2015

Barge ruptures, catches fire after collision near Houston (UPDATE, with VIDEO)

Three barges are damaged, including one carrying 1 million gallons of naphtha

Web Bulletin 2015

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
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