Archive of: Sinkings & Capsizings

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NTSB releases final El Faro report

NTSB releases final El Faro report

The document, adopted in December, closes the agency investigation into the disaster

Web Bulletin 2018
Investigators cite hull fracture in sinking of Florida tugboat

Investigators cite hull fracture in sinking of Florida tugboat

Flooding through an engine-room door contributed to the accident, the NTSB says

Web Bulletin 2018
Tugboat partially sinks at Virginia mooring, leaks oil

Tugboat partially sinks at Virginia mooring, leaks oil

It is not known how much fuel was on the 100-foot Bourne when it submerged

Web Bulletin 2018
Towboat raised after sinking at mooring in Arkansas (UPDATE)

Towboat raised after sinking at mooring in Arkansas (UPDATE)

Virginia Renee leaked 4,000 gallons of diesel with all but 600 gallons recovered

Web Bulletin 2018
Salvors begin barge removal after pileup at Ohio River dam (UPDATE)

Salvors begin barge removal after pileup at Ohio River dam (UPDATE)

Commercial navigation is restored through Emsworth Lock and Dam

Web Bulletin 2018
Towboat sinks at mooring in West Virginia

Towboat sinks at mooring in West Virginia

M/V Gate City, listed as inactive, spills oil into the Big Sandy River

Web Bulletin 2018
NTSB: Lack of preparation contributed to Bering Sea fatalities

NTSB: Lack of preparation contributed to Bering Sea fatalities

Two contractors were unable to escape Exito before it sank off Unalaska Island

Web Bulletin 2018
TSB: Poor risk assessment led to St. Lawrence River tug capsizing

TSB: Poor risk assessment led to St. Lawrence River tug capsizing

Lack of a documented process to assist masters in evaluating risk in operations, such as transiting a barge in current to a work quay, led to the capsizing of a tugboat in the St. Lawrence River near Montreal, Canada’s Transportation Safety Board (TSB) determined.

February 2018
Tugs sink, drillship grounds as Hurricane Harvey slams Texas

Tugs sink, drillship grounds as Hurricane Harvey slams Texas

U.S. Coast Guard air crews rescued at least 27 mariners from vessels that grounded or sank near Port Aransas, Texas during Hurricane Harvey in late August.

December/January 2018
Coast Guard's final El Faro memo: 'This is a call to action'

Coast Guard's final El Faro memo: 'This is a call to action'

The document outlines steps to 'zealously recommit' to the safety of mariners

Web Bulletin 2017
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