Archive of: Latest Deck Gear News

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Probe: Improper gear caused fatal fall when hoisting line parted

A fatality occurred aboard the bulk carrier Federal Yoshino last year because improper gear was used, and a hoisting line parted while crewmember was in basket

Web Bulletin 2014
Coast Guard cites inadequate risk assessment in grounding of Kulluk

Coast Guard cites inadequate risk assessment in grounding of Kulluk

The report calls for an examination of safety issues raised when towing MODUs in the Arctic

Web Bulletin 2014

Blog: An inside look at maintenance team in Coast Guard's Baltimore repair yard

The Coast Guard Compass blog features a maintenance team at the Baltimore repair yard, using a crane, rigger and other equipment to remove equipment for overhaul

Web Bulletin 2013

Alaska legislator commends Crowley tug crew for efforts during Kulluk response

An Alaska state representative wrote a letter of commendation recognizing the captain and crew of the Crowley Maritime tugboat Alert for its efforts during the response to drifting drill unit Kulluk

Web Bulletin 2013

Captain pleads guilty to Seaman's Manslaughter in parasailing case

The U.S. Coast Guard said the captain in a fatal 2011 parasailing accident in the U.S. Virgin Islands has pleaded guilty to Seaman's Manslaughter

Web Bulletin 2013

Emerald Service, Alaska Chadux head up Valdez decontamination job

A unified command has been established to oversee the oil spill cleanup aboard BBC Arizona, and Emerald Services and Alaska Chadux are the decontamination contractors

Web Bulletin 2013

Odyssey Marine begins 2013 salvage work at SS Gairsoppa treasure site

Odyssey Marine Exploration said it has begun its 2013 silver-recovery work at the SS Gairsoppa aboard Swire's Seabed Worker

Web Bulletin 2013

Cargo ship catches fire in Alaska after oil leaks from containers

The cargo ship BBC Arizona is undergoing decontamination after transformer oil leaked from containers and ignited into a fire aboard the vessel at Valdez

Web Bulletin 2013

Rig manager: Kulluk tow should have used a second tugboat

During a Coast Guard formal hearing, a Noble Drilling manager said two tugboats should have been used to tow Kulluk, which broke free from the sole tug and ran aground

Web Bulletin 2013

Coast Guard questions Kulluk witnesses on towing system, voyage during winter

The U.S. Coast Guard this week is holding a formal hearing into the grounding of the drill ship Kulluk in Alaska

Web Bulletin 2013
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