Archive of: Injuries / Fatalities

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Nine passengers injured when Chicago tour boat slams into dock

The Chicago River tour boat The Lila lost power and struck a concrete dock, injuring 9 passengers

Web Bulletin 2012

Possible hydraulic failure cited after Boston ferry strikes docked yacht

The small ferry Island Adventure may have had a hydraulic failure before hitting a stationary yacht at a Boston wharf

Web Bulletin 2012
Towboat crewman killed attempting to save family on fishing boat

Towboat crewman killed attempting to save family on fishing boat

A crewman on a Mississippi River towboat lost his life while trying to rescue a family of five in a disabled recreational boat near St. Louis.

October/November 2012

Captain injured when entangled towline led to tug capsizing at dock

A tug captain was injured and his tugboat remains on the bottom of British Columbia’s Fraser River after the vessel capsized while mooring a barge in a swift current.

October/November 2012
Chief engineer dies following fire aboard recently refurbished tugboat on Lake Ontario

Chief engineer dies following fire aboard recently refurbished tugboat on Lake Ontario

A tugboat’s chief engineer was killed in a fire on Lake Ontario during the vessel’s first voyage after an ownership change and major refurbishment.

August 2012

Captain found dead after falling from tugboat off Rhode Island

The U.S. Coast Guard said it will probably never know how the veteran captain of a tugboat fell overboard to his death off Newport, R.I.

August 2012

Crewman lost at sea after falling off ship while handling ladder

A crewman on a bulk carrier fell overboard in rough seas near the mouth of the Columbia River and was never found.

August 2012

NTSB recommends propeller alarms after Staten Island Ferry probe

A Staten Island Ferry crash that injured 50 people in 2010 was caused by a solenoid failure that led to a loss of propulsion control in a cycloidal propeller.

August 2012

Bar pilot rescued after falling into sea while trying to transfer from bulk ship to boat

A Columbia River Bar Pilot was treated for hypothermia after falling into the Pacific Ocean during an attempted transfer between an outbound ship and the pilot boat.

June/July 2012

Barge maker fined for closed-space blast that killed worker, seriously injured another

April 2012
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