Archive of: Injuries / Fatalities

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Chief mate, longshoreman die after mooring line snaps in Longview

Chief mate, longshoreman die after mooring line snaps in Longview

Two people died and two others were injured after a ship’s mooring line snapped at the Port of Longview in Washington state.

September 2018
Ship pilot dies, son injured after gangway collapses in Corpus Christi

Ship pilot dies, son injured after gangway collapses in Corpus Christi

An Aransas-Corpus Christi pilot was fatally injured when the gangway he was climbing collapsed at a private terminal near Corpus Christi, Texas.

September 2018
Ship’s second officer killed by spring line that released under tension

Ship’s second officer killed by spring line that released under tension

The second officer on a bulk carrier was fatally injured in a mooring accident in Trois-Rivieres, Quebec, when a spring line caught under a rubber fender at the dock, sprung loose and struck him under the chin.

August 2018
Captain dies in accident on anchored bulker in Gulf of St. Lawrence

Captain dies in accident on anchored bulker in Gulf of St. Lawrence

The captain of a Liberia-flagged bulk carrier died from injuries suffered in a fall while the ship was anchored in the Gulf of St. Lawrence, according to Canadian authorities.

June/July 2018
Two crewmen presumed dead after towboat sinks in New Orleans

Two crewmen presumed dead after towboat sinks in New Orleans

Two crewmen were missing and presumed dead after their towboat capsized and sank in the swollen Mississippi River in New Orleans.

May 2018
Three killed in explosion on Kentucky towboat as it undergoes repairs

Three killed in explosion on Kentucky towboat as it undergoes repairs

Three people died and four others were seriously injured in an explosion and fire aboard a moored towboat at a repair yard in Calvert City, Ky.

April 2018
Passenger dies after fire engulfs casino shuttle on Florida’s Gulf Coast

Passenger dies after fire engulfs casino shuttle on Florida’s Gulf Coast

One person died and 14 people were injured after a casino transport shuttle caught fire near Port Richey, Fla., and burned to the waterline.

April 2018
Tennessee towboat sinks after mayday, killing both men aboard

Tennessee towboat sinks after mayday, killing both men aboard

One crewman died and another is missing and presumed dead after a towboat sank in the Mississippi River near Memphis, Tenn.

March 2018
NTSB: Victims in Alaska sinking weren’t prepared for emergency

NTSB: Victims in Alaska sinking weren’t prepared for emergency

Barely two hours after leaving Dutch Harbor, Alaska, for nearby Akutan Island, the uninspected freighter Exito began listing to starboard.

March 2018
NTSB’s El Faro findings emphasize captain’s errors as risk increased

NTSB’s El Faro findings emphasize captain’s errors as risk increased

El Faro Capt. Michael Davidson should have done more to avoid Hurricane Joaquin, and after the ship lost propulsion he should have prepared crew sooner to abandon the crippled vessel, the National Transportation Safety Board (NTSB) determined.

February 2018
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