Archive of: Spills

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Owner praises responders after tug grounds, spills fuel near Ketchikan

Owner praises responders after tug grounds, spills fuel near Ketchikan

An oceangoing tugboat towing a cargo barge ran aground on a charted shoal near Ketchikan, Alaska, while traveling along the Inside Passage.

May 2017
Grounded tug declines tow, then breaches, spills fuel along BC coast

Grounded tug declines tow, then breaches, spills fuel along BC coast

After running aground at night near Bella Bella, British Columbia, the captain of an articulated tug-barge told the Canadian Coast Guard that the ATB was not in danger of sinking.

February 2017

Tugboat sinks, spills fuel in New York reservoir

A dive team is salvaging the unidentified vessel from Schoharie Reservoir

Web Bulletin 2016

Four rescued as landing craft sinks in California

Salvage crews are assessing the World War II-era vessel in the Sacramento River

Web Bulletin 2016
Sunken BC tug lifted from rocks, loaded on barge

Sunken BC tug lifted from rocks, loaded on barge

Nathan E. Stewart, aground for 32 days, spilled 26,000 gallons of fuel

Web Bulletin 2016
Crew of sunken tugboat declined tow off BC rocks

Crew of sunken tugboat declined tow off BC rocks

The officer in charge asserted that Nathan E. Stewart was in no danger of sinking

Web Bulletin 2016
Trudeau announces $1.5 billion oil spill plan in wake of tug grounding

Trudeau announces $1.5 billion oil spill plan in wake of tug grounding

The Canadian leader calls the Nathan E. Stewart incident 'unacceptable'

Web Bulletin 2016

Tug grounding leads to new guidelines for BC pilots

The master will have to be present for transits of nine key areas

Web Bulletin 2016
Official cites communication problems with tug after BC grounding

Official cites communication problems with tug after BC grounding

The head of the Canadian Coast Guard also cites 'difficult work' laying boom

Web Bulletin 2016
Storms break apart boom containing BC fuel spill

Storms break apart boom containing BC fuel spill

Officials are uncertain how much fuel has escaped from Nathan E. Stewart, which sank Oct. 13

Web Bulletin 2016
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