Archive of: Other Casualties

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Operator fined $75K after not reporting box ship’s engine failure

The U.S. Coast Guard has fined Japanese shipping company K-Line $75,000 for neglecting to report the failure of a containership’s main engine for more than 10 hours.

February 2014
Ferry captain loses job after departing dock while cars still loading

Ferry captain loses job after departing dock while cars still loading

At 1956 on Aug. 7, dispatchers in Jamestown, Va., received a series of 911 emergency calls from the local wharf, where car ferry Surry was in the midst of its last departure for the night. Stunned witnesses reported that a car had fallen off the boat’s ramp, and a 19-year-old woman was trapped inside.

December/January 2014

Maritime Casualty News, September 2013

Web Exclusive 2013

Maritime Casualty News, May 2013

Web Exclusive 2013
Tanker gets stuck alongside New Hampshire bridge after mooring fails

Tanker gets stuck alongside New Hampshire bridge after mooring fails

A 473-foot tanker broke loose from a pier and came to rest against a bridge on the river separating New Hampshire and Maine, resulting in $3 million in damage to the ship and bridge.

September 2013

Abandoned ship under tow breaks free twice, drifts into Atlantic

A derelict, unmanned cruise ship being towed from Newfoundland broke two towlines and drifted half way across the North Atlantic.

May 2013
Captain suffers heart attack after vehicle rolls off his ferry into river

Captain suffers heart attack after vehicle rolls off his ferry into river

A minivan aboard a St. Lawrence River car ferry rolled out of position, broke through a ramp and plunged into the water. The incident caused the boat’s captain to suffer a heart attack.

February 2013

Tugboat goes adrift off Alaska after steering casualty

The Oregon-based tugboat Capt. Hendren suffered a steering casualty and went adrift near Cordova, Alaska

Web Bulletin 2012

Cruise ship's thruster wake damages Intrepid museum gangway

A large wake caused by the thrusters of the cruise ship Norwegian Star broke a gangway off a decommissioned submarine

Web Exclusive 2012
Car carrier detained after going adrift near Columbia River entrance

Car carrier detained after going adrift near Columbia River entrance

A car carrier went adrift while approaching the Columbia River and was later detained for a week after the U.S. Coast Guard found safety deficiencies.

August 2012
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