Archive of: Injuries / Fatalities

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Operator dies when tugboat sinks in BC

Officials are investigating what led to the incident at Tolko Industries on Okanagan Lake

Web Bulletin 2017

Crewman medevaced after fall aboard tanker in Gulf

The mariner on Huemel suffers head and shoulder injuries

Web Bulletin 2017

Third and final El Faro hearing set for February

The session will begin Feb. 6 and include TOTE officials and the VDR transcript

Web Bulletin 2017

Eye injury on bulker prompts airlift off Oregon coast

A crewman aboard the 740-foot Alexandria reportedly loses sight in his left eye

Web Bulletin 2017
Answers elusive after fatal collision between US destroyer, boxship

Answers elusive after fatal collision between US destroyer, boxship

Seven American sailors died after a loaded containership slammed into the guided-missile destroyer USS Fitzgerald in open waters off Japan, and investigators from three countries are trying to determine how it happened.

September 2017
TSB: Large wave caused BC tour boat accident that killed six

TSB: Large wave caused BC tour boat accident that killed six

Canadian authorities have determined that a “large breaking wave” caused a whale-watching boat to capsize in 2015 off Vancouver Island, British Columbia, killing six people.

September 2017
NTSB cites inadequate manning, fatigue in fatal sinking of NY tug

NTSB cites inadequate manning, fatigue in fatal sinking of NY tug

Before dawn on a late winter morning, Specialist and two other tugboats approached the site of the new Tappan Zee Bridge with a massive crane barge in tow.

August 2017
Final El Faro hearings focus on flooding that likely doomed ship

Final El Faro hearings focus on flooding that likely doomed ship

Seawater likely entered El Faro from multiple locations, according to a report presented during the third and final round of Coast Guard Marine Board of Investigation hearings that also described a “plausible sequence” preceding the ship’s sinking.

May 2017
NTSB cites ‘ill-advised’ downstreaming in fatal towboat sinking

NTSB cites ‘ill-advised’ downstreaming in fatal towboat sinking

The relief captain aboard Ricky J Leboeuf took the controls from the steersman as the towboat approached a San Jacinto River fleeting area.

May 2017

Operator dies when boom boat sinks at British Columbia lumber mill

The captain of a small tugboat died when his vessel sank in a log booming ground near Kelowna, British Columbia.

May 2017
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