Archive of: Sinkings & Capsizings

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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

Body recovered from sunken towboat in Memphis

Two men have been missing since the 66-foot Ricky Robinson sank Dec. 8

Web Bulletin 2017
NTSB: Captain's decisions, TOTE's poor oversight led to El Faro disaster

NTSB: Captain's decisions, TOTE's poor oversight led to El Faro disaster

Despite Michael Davidson's actions, 'that ship was not destined to sink,' the board's chairman says

Web Bulletin 2017

Two missing after towboat sinks in Tennessee

The 66-foot Ricky Robinson broadcast a mayday on the Mississippi River near Memphis

Web Bulletin 2017

Sunken tug hazard to navigation on Columbia River

MDLM Diane, a 45-foot recreational tug, was reported missing Saturday and found Monday

Web Bulletin 2017
TSB: 'Unidentified risks' led to rapid sinking of Montreal tugboat

TSB: 'Unidentified risks' led to rapid sinking of Montreal tugboat

Three tugs were repositioning an excavation barge when a spud jammed

Web Bulletin 2017
Coast Guard's El Faro report cites errors by captain, violations by TOTE

Coast Guard's El Faro report cites errors by captain, violations by TOTE

The report says there was a lack of effective training for crew as well as inadequate oversight by the operator

Web Bulletin 2017

Towboat sinks at Lower Mississippi fleeting area

Boom is deployed around Miss Pat, which has 2,000 gallons of diesel on board

Web Bulletin 2017

NTSB sets meeting to determine cause of El Faro sinking

The board will convene Dec. 12 in a public session in Washington

Web Bulletin 2017

Salvagers work to remove sunken dry dock in Houston

The recovery is blocking the upper shipping channel near Brady Island

Web Bulletin 2017
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