Archive of: Sinkings & Capsizings

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Deteriorated barge pulled three towboats under, NTSB says

Deteriorated barge pulled three towboats under, NTSB says

Chattie Sue Smith, Mary Fern and Mary-R were moored with the barge on the Illinois River

Web Bulletin 2020
NTSB: Workboat's angle to strong current resulted in fatal capsizing

NTSB: Workboat's angle to strong current resulted in fatal capsizing

MSRC 8-1 was participating in a boom deployment exercise with Louisiana Responder

Web Bulletin 2020
TSB urges more oversight, training in wake of BC tug sinking

TSB urges more oversight, training in wake of BC tug sinking

Transport Canada should do more to help captains respond to girding situations, the agency says

Web Bulletin 2020
Faulty dead reckoning cited in Puget Sound yacht sinking

Faulty dead reckoning cited in Puget Sound yacht sinking

The 71-foot Silver Lining hit an underwater rock formation near the Hood Canal Bridge

Web Bulletin 2020
NTSB: Survey didn't detect hazard before Louisiana pipeline strike

NTSB: Survey didn't detect hazard before Louisiana pipeline strike

The tug DeJeanne Maria sank after hitting the submerged line in the Gulf of Mexico

Web Bulletin 2020
NTSB: Failure to heed severe weather warning led to sinking of Stretch Duck 7

NTSB: Failure to heed severe weather warning led to sinking of Stretch Duck 7

The agency also cites the Coast Guard’s failure to require sufficient reserve buoyancy in amphibious vessels

Web Bulletin 2020
Inexperience with fleeting maneuver, strong current cited in towboat sinking

Inexperience with fleeting maneuver, strong current cited in towboat sinking

The five crewmembers on St. Rita escaped by climbing aboard an adjacent barge

Web Bulletin 2020

Two barges sink after tow hits bridge near New Orleans

Cooperative Spirit was guiding 29 grain barges down the Mississippi River when the incident occurred

Web Bulletin 2020

Pilot misjudged current in Vicksburg bridge strike, NTSB says

The towboat Chad Pregracke was trying to negotiate the oft-hit span during high water

Web Bulletin 2020

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
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