Archive of: Latest Deck Gear News

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Tanker crewman loses feeling in lower half of his body after being struck by crane

A crewman aboard the tanker Stolt Flamingo was struck by a crane and lost feeling in the lower half of his body

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

Web Bulletin 2013

Marine engineers testing solar-powered sails for commercial ships

A start-up company called Eco Marine Power is testing a metal sail system that is also equipped with solar cells, enabling a ship to run partially on wind and solar power

Web Bulletin 2013

NTSB: Seastreak captain said thrust controls didn't respond at both consoles

In a preliminary report on the recent New York City ferry accident, the NTSB said the Seastreak Wall Street's master reported that thrust controls from two consoles didn't respond

Web Bulletin 2013

Two tanker crewmen severely injured in accident involving split cable

Two crewmen aboard the tanker Energy Conqueror were severely injured when a cable split, and they needed a U.S. Coast Guard medevac southwest of San Diego

Web Bulletin 2013

ATB crew saves life of injured man in Tampa Bay

The crew of Crowley Maritime's ATB Achievement/650-8 used a fast rescue boat to save the life of an injured man in the water near a Tampa Bay bridge

Web Bulletin 2013

Coast Guard orders formal investigation of Kulluk grounding

The U.S. Coast Guard said it will conduct a formal investigation, along with the NTSB and BSEE, into the Kulluk grounding and its support vessels

Web Bulletin 2013

SOLAS rule in effect this week will require replacement of lifeboat release hooks

A SOLAS amendment that went into effect Jan. 1 will require the replacement of many lifeboat release hooks, according to the International Maritime Organization

Web Bulletin 2013

Bloomberg TV report on Army Corps rock pinnacle removal, impact on barge commerce

Contractors are using barges with jackhammer and backhoes to remove rock pinnacles that are obstructing barge traffic during this period of low water in the Mississippi River

Web Bulletin 2012

Crowley crew wins heroism award for 2011 rescue near UK

The crew of the Crowley-operated vessel Ocean Titan received the AOTOS Mariners' Plaque in honor of a 2011 rescue in a gale near England

Web Bulletin 2012
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