Archive of: Other Casualties

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Body found in search for tug crewman who fell off barge at Bayonne

A tugboat crewman was missing Friday after slipping off a ladder at a terminal in Bayonne, N.J., and authorities say they have found a body in Kill Van Kull

Web Bulletin 2015

Hawaii tour boat's engine room floods with 55 aboard

The U.S. Coast Guard said a Hawaii tour boat with 55 people on board was in danger of sinking when its engine room started taking on water

Web Bulletin 2015
Probe: Maine pier collapsed 33 years beyond its expected life span

Probe: Maine pier collapsed 33 years beyond its expected life span

The partial collapse of a Maine pier late last year was caused by the failure of internal components brought upon by decades of wear, according to federal investigators.

October/November 2015

TSB: Poor engine maintenance caused tug's propulsion loss in Fraser River

The Transportation Safety Board of Canada said failure to follow manufacturer's maintenance protocol led to the tugboat Jose Narvaez's power loss

Web Bulletin 2014

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

NTSB: Leak in steering gear caused flooding, loss of California tug

The sinking of a tugboat near the California coast in April 2013 was the result of a steering gear leak that caused uncontrolled flooding in the engine room, federal investigators said.

September 2014
Officials: Tugboat in doomed ‘ghost ship’ tow was deficient

Officials: Tugboat in doomed ‘ghost ship’ tow was deficient

The tugboat Charlene Hunt had just reached open water southeast of Cape Race, Newfoundland, with a massive cruise ship in tow. After a 50-degree course change, the tug was traveling straight into 35-knot winds and 15-foot seas.

September 2014

Three people hospitalized after inhaling chemical aboard barge

Three Ingram Barge Co. employees were exposed to a hazardous chemical and hospitalized after cleaning a barge along the Ohio River near Catlettsburg, Ky.

August 2014

Helicopters evacuate crew from stranded bulk carrier near Canada

A grain carrier’s crew were evacuated by helicopter after the ship’s engine room flooded and the vessel drifted against a shoal in the Gulf of St. Lawrence.

August 2014
Box ship’s power loss may bring new escort rules at Halifax Harbour

Box ship’s power loss may bring new escort rules at Halifax Harbour

A propulsion casualty involving a containership has prompted the Port of Halifax to review safety procedures for ship escorts, including the potential need for mandatory stern tether lines.

May 2014
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