Archive of: Injuries / Fatalities

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Crewman trying to read draft marks dies in fall from Jacob’s ladder

Crewman trying to read draft marks dies in fall from Jacob’s ladder

The third officer aboard the cargo ship Amazoneborg read the dockside draft marks over hand-held radio.

May 2019
NTSB cites open hatches, ‘inadequate oversight’ in fatal sinking

NTSB cites open hatches, ‘inadequate oversight’ in fatal sinking

Downflooding through unsecured deck hatches likely caused the fatal sinking of a fleet boat near Memphis, Tenn., in late 2017, according to federal investigators.

April 2019
Two die when boat capsizes during boom deployment exercise

Two die when boat capsizes during boom deployment exercise

Two employees with Marine Spill Response Corp. (MSRC) died when their workboat capsized near Boothville, La., on the Lower Mississippi River.

April 2019
Five presumed dead, 16 rescued after fire on Pacific vehicle carrier

Five presumed dead, 16 rescued after fire on Pacific vehicle carrier

Sixteen crewmembers were rescued but five are presumed dead after their loaded vehicle carrier caught fire in the Pacific Ocean and burned for days.

March 2019
Crewman on Canadian freighter dies in fall at Eisenhower Lock

Crewman on Canadian freighter dies in fall at Eisenhower Lock

A Canadian mariner working on a bulk carrier died after falling into the St. Lawrence River just outside the Eisenhower Lock in upstate New York.

February 2019

Mariner seriously injured when barge capsizes in New Bedford

A mariner suffered serious injuries when a barge struck him before capsizing near a terminal in New Bedford, Mass.

February 2019

Coast Guard suspends search for cruise ship crewman

The Harmony of the Seas mariner reportedly went overboard off Puerto Rico

Web Bulletin 2018
NTSB: Insufficient maintenance led to Florida casino shuttle fire

NTSB: Insufficient maintenance led to Florida casino shuttle fire

The agency also cites lack of guidance regarding engine high-temperature alarms

Web Bulletin 2018

Man seriously injured when barge capsizes in New Bedford

The unidentified mariner was pinned between two barges in the harbor

Web Bulletin 2018

Two cruise ship crewmen burned in accident off North Carolina

The mariners suffer second-degree burns in Norwegian Escape's engine room

Web Bulletin 2018
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