Archive of: Sinkings & Capsizings

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Three tugboats sink on Illinois River

Three tugboats sink on Illinois River

The vessels contain roughly 5,000 gallons of fuel and oil

Web Bulletin 2019
Towboat pilot 'inadequately vetted' before fatal capsizing

Towboat pilot 'inadequately vetted' before fatal capsizing

Natalie Jean's captain and deck hand died after the vessel became hung up on an anchor chain and rolled over

Web Bulletin 2019
NTSB issues fleeting area safety guidance after 27-barge breakaway

NTSB issues fleeting area safety guidance after 27-barge breakaway

Seven barges were lost in the incident on the icy and swollen Ohio River

Web Bulletin 2019
Runaway barges sink after hitting Arkansas River dam

Runaway barges sink after hitting Arkansas River dam

A video shows floodwaters carrying both vessels into the structure in Oklahoma

Web Bulletin 2019
Houston Ship Channel reopens after collision, spill

Houston Ship Channel reopens after collision, spill

Salvage operations continue on a barge that ruptured and another that capsized

Web Bulletin 2019

Crew escapes as towboat sinks in Louisiana

Cindy R. was pushing six barges when it sank in the Intracoastal Waterway

Web Bulletin 2019
BC investigators cite loose hatch, 'non-functional' PFD in fatal sinking

BC investigators cite loose hatch, 'non-functional' PFD in fatal sinking

A Kelowna boom boat operator died when the vessel swamped and sank

Web Bulletin 2019

Louisiana towboat sinks after hitting submerged object

Dejeanne Maria's crew escapes to another towboat; two barges await retrieval

Web Bulletin 2019

Crewman found dead after workboat capsizes near Charleston

The dredge Brunswick was towing the vessel near the harbor when the incident occurred

Web Bulletin 2019
NTSB cites inadequate maintenance in Tenn. towboat sinking

NTSB cites inadequate maintenance in Tenn. towboat sinking

Corrosion allowed 'uncontrolled water ingress' on Ms. Nancy C.

Web Bulletin 2019
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