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Tug captain charged with reckless operation in Va. collision with skiff

The captain of the tugboat Albert Pike was charged with reckless operation in connection with a November 2012 collision between his barge and a fishing skiff

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Barges break loose after captain intentionally grounds tow to avoid bridge

Three barges broke loose in the Ohio River when the towing vessel Bill Stile intentionally ran its tow aground to avoid striking a bridge

Web Bulletin 2013

OSV brings drifting cruise ship under tow; St. John's port won't accept it back

The derelict cruise ship Lyubov Orlova, which was adrift off Newfoundland, has been brought under control by the offshore supply vessel Atlantic Hawk

Web Bulletin 2013

Oil pumped out of damaged barge at Vicksburg; tows on the move

Responders have removed oil from the damaged barge at Vicksburg, and tows are moving up and down the river as the Coast Guard manages the queue of delayed boats

Web Bulletin 2013

Accident at Vicksburg bridge has delayed more than 1,000 barges

The Mississippi River closure that resulted from a tow striking a rail bridge at Vicksburg has now delayed 71 towboats with more than 1,000 barges

Web Bulletin 2013

Empty cruise ship adrift near Newfoundland after towline snapped

A derelict cruise ship is adrift near Newfoundland oil platforms after a tugboat lost control of the empty vessel when the towline snapped

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TSB: Tug master fell asleep before barge struck B.C. rail bridge

A barge severely damaged a railroad bridge on the Fraser River after the tug's fatigued master fell asleep prior to a critical stage in the passage, the Transportation Safety Board said in a report

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Tugboat strikes, sinks sailboat near Golden Gate Bridge; 2 rescued

A tugboat and sailboat collided near the Golden Gate Bridge, knocking both sailors into the water

Web Bulletin 2013

Crude oil spills into Mississippi River after 2 barges strike Vicksburg bridge

Two barges being towed by Nature's Way Endeavor struck a railroad bridge at Vicksburg, spilling crude oil into the Mississippi River

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Port of Stockton takes over management of Marine Highway barge plan

The Port of Stockton said it has taken over management of its Marine Highway barge transport initiative in an effort to speed up the project

Web Bulletin 2013
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