Archive of: Injuries / Fatalities

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Explosion kills two crewmen on Bouchard oil barge off Texas

Explosion kills two crewmen on Bouchard oil barge off Texas

Two crewmen died after a loaded oil barge exploded in the Gulf of Mexico near Port Aransas, Texas.

February 2018
Coast Guard’s El Faro report cites captain’s errors, TOTE violations

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

The U.S. Coast Guard’s report on the El Faro disaster identified key failings by Capt. Michael Davidson and ship operator TOTE Maritime, as well as shortcomings in the Coast Guard’s oversight of third-party inspections.

December/January 2018
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
NTSB: Misfiring cylinder led to fatal fire on Texas towboat

NTSB: Misfiring cylinder led to fatal fire on Texas towboat

The Admiral was moored when the starboard main engine oversped and exploded

Web Bulletin 2017

One killed, three injured when boat hits Louisiana barge

One of the boaters was ejected and recovered by a boat launched from the barge

Web Bulletin 2017
New Navy report cites 'multiple failures' by watch standers in fatal collisions

New Navy report cites 'multiple failures' by watch standers in fatal collisions

Lapses in basic seamanship occurred on both USS Fitzgerald and USS John S. McCain

Web Bulletin 2017

Tanker crewman medevaced after head injury

The mariner was injured in a fall on Stena Imperative off Freeport, Texas

Web Bulletin 2017
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