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Inexperience with fleeting maneuver, strong current cited in towboat sinking

Inexperience with fleeting maneuver, strong current cited in towboat sinking

The five crewmembers on St. Rita escaped by climbing aboard an adjacent barge

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Containership runs aground on Lower Mississippi

Travel is restricted to one way near mile marker 81

Web Bulletin 2020
Barge damages house in Tennessee River breakaway

Barge damages house in Tennessee River breakaway

The loose vessels are secured before they can hit a highway bridge in Savannah

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Freighter loses propulsion, grounds near Green Bay

No immediate damage is reported to Algoma Conveyor, which was carrying road salt

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TSB: Lifeboat accident caused by improperly reset release hook

TSB: Lifeboat accident caused by improperly reset release hook

Four crewmembers from the ferry Northern Ranger were injured during the test lift

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Two barges sink after tow hits bridge near New Orleans

Cooperative Spirit was guiding 29 grain barges down the Mississippi River when the incident occurred

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Pilot misjudged current in Vicksburg bridge strike, NTSB says

The towboat Chad Pregracke was trying to negotiate the oft-hit span during high water

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High water, poorly aligned channel cited in Alabama bridge strike

High water, poorly aligned channel cited in Alabama bridge strike

Railroad tracks were shifted out of position by the impact on the Tombigbee River span

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Lack of clutch maintenance cited in New Orleans tow collision

Lack of clutch maintenance cited in New Orleans tow collision

Undetected wear compromised Miss Dixie's maneuverability, the NTSB says

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Columbia River tug sinks after breaking from mooring

The 38-foot Nova reportedly was blown three-quarters of a mile upriver by strong winds

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