Archive of: Sinkings & Capsizings

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NTSB: Mass. Bay sinkings stemmed from poor voyage planning

NTSB: Mass. Bay sinkings stemmed from poor voyage planning

Big Jake guided an eight-vessel flotilla of dredging equipment north in Massachusetts Bay as wind and wave conditions got steadily worse.

April 2020
Poor maintenance cited in towboat sinking that cost captain’s job

Poor maintenance cited in towboat sinking that cost captain’s job

Miss Roslyn limped down the Mississippi River with a pronounced starboard list that worsened as water washed over the aft deck.

March 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
NTSB: Inadequate seabed information led to liftboat collapse

NTSB: Inadequate seabed information led to liftboat collapse

Fifteen people were rescued when Ram XVIII overturned in the Gulf of Mexico

Web Bulletin 2019
Pump fails, tug sinks in Brooklyn canal

Pump fails, tug sinks in Brooklyn canal

Barbara Ann was observed listing Sunday at the Gowanus Superfund site

Web Bulletin 2019

Crew rescued as tug sinks in British Columbia

Sheena M spills a small amount of fuel into Howe Sound

Web Bulletin 2019
Salvors stop oil discharge from capsized Golden Ray

Salvors stop oil discharge from capsized Golden Ray

Skimming vessels are continuing to recover oil from the water off Georgia

Web Bulletin 2019
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