Archive of: Spills

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Setting autopilot without fixing tug’s position cited among the factors in Alaska grounding

Setting autopilot without fixing tug’s position cited among the factors in Alaska grounding

The captain of a tugboat that struck an Alaska reef admits playing computer games while the boat was on its collision course.

October/November 2012

Oncoming tows collide on Mississippi River, spilling oil from barge

About 6,800 gallons of crude oil spilled into the Lower Mississippi River after two barges collided near Reserve, La.

June/July 2012

NTSB cites sheering and pilot fatigue in Port Arthur collision and oil spill

March 2012

Hopper dredge ruptures natural gas pipeline in La. ship channel

The Calcasieu Ship Channel was closed for nearly 24 hours after a dredge pierced a sub-sea natural gas pipeline.

August 2011

Coast Guard criticizes divided command, flag state in Deepwater Horizon disaster

The U.S. Coast Guard's preliminary report on the Deepwater Horizon disaster signals possible reforms to maritime-oriented regulations governing Gulf of Mexico oil activity.

August 2011

Refusal of shipyards to take leaking barge complicates salvage

June/July 2011

Diesel fuel spills after twisted I-beam pierces ro-ro ship's hull

August 2010

Barge flips, loses its load of scrap metal in Pacific Ocean

August 2010

Dredge barge damages abandoned wellhead, triggering five-day gusher

December/January 2010

Grain carrier spills fuel in Seaway when anchor breaches hull

December/January 2010
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