Archive of: Sinkings & Capsizings

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Columbia River tug sinks after breaking from mooring

The 38-foot Nova reportedly was blown three-quarters of a mile upriver by strong winds

Web Bulletin 2020
NTSB cites hull neglect in sinking of Kentucky towboat

NTSB cites hull neglect in sinking of Kentucky towboat

A good Samaritan vessel rescues the two crewmen aboard Tom Bussler

Web Bulletin 2020
One rescued, three missing after towboats collide in Louisiana

One rescued, three missing after towboats collide in Louisiana

Cooperative Spirit strikes barges first, then RC Creppel and its tow, with sulfuric acid released

Web Bulletin 2020
Three mariners rescued from sinking tugboat

Three mariners rescued from sinking tugboat

Web Bulletin 2020
NTSB: Operators disregarded forecast before dual Mass. sinkings

NTSB: Operators disregarded forecast before dual Mass. sinkings

Seas exceeded limits that had been established for the voyage, the agency says

Web Bulletin 2020

Columbia Bar pilots rescue four after Coast Guard boat capsizes

The vessel Connor Foss responds after the ATON boat takes heavy wakes over the bow

Web Bulletin 2020
Twenty-four rescued after vehicle carrier capsizes off Georgia coast

Twenty-four rescued after vehicle carrier capsizes off Georgia coast

Golden Ray left the Port of Brunswick, Ga., early on Sept. 8 with thousands of vehicles packed into its hull. Its journey came to an abrupt end after the ship developed a port-side list and ultimately rolled over in St. Simons Sound within sight of the open ocean.

December/January 2020
Capsizing of Fraser River tug highlights risk of girding

Capsizing of Fraser River tug highlights risk of girding

George H. Ledcor was towing a loaded gravel barge up the Fraser River as the vessels approached a bend near Richmond, British Columbia. The tug turned to port, but the barge continued on a straight heading.

December/January 2020

Crewmember missing in La Quinta Channel

Another mariner escaped the vessel Cristi when it sank near Corpus Christi

Web Bulletin 2019

NTSB cites lack of maintenance, hull wastage in towboat sinking

Three crew escaped when Miss Roslyn flooded and capsized in the Lower Mississippi

Web Bulletin 2019
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