September 2009

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Newly hired crewmember dies after falling between two barges

A newly hired deck hand was killed when he fell between two hopper barges at a fleeting area in the Ohio River near New Cumberland, W.Va.

Marine coating developers try to cover all the bases

Today's commercial shipowners have a serious headache when it's time to repaint their hulls

Crew battles violent storm in search for tug that failed to show up for B.C. rendezvous

Health problems may have prompted pilot's fatal ladder fall

A federal pilot who died in a fall from a Jacob's ladder off the Delaware coast was "severely overweight" and was taking several medications for cardiovascular ailments, the U.S. Coast Guard said in an investigative report

Deck hand drowns after falling off barge during fleeting operation

Circling the Big apple

An inside look at the ferry company New York Circle Lines

Master in Ambrose Light accident faulted for failure to plot intended track line

Staten Island ferry loses power, injuring 17 during hard landing

A Staten Island ferry slammed into its slip injuring 17 after all of its motor-drive transformers failed and the vessel lost propulsion

Both cruise ship and fishing vessel violated ColRegs before collision, Coast Guard says

Dredges, pushboats get to work as Hudson River Superfund project starts

After 25 years of studies and delays, dredging has begun on the Hudson River's contaminated Superfund site

Coast Guard to stop inspecting permanently moored vessels

U.S. mariners urge action against offshore oil vessels

Into the ice

A look at Antarctica's ship traffic and navigation in the home of the wandering albatross

Biodiesel's eco benefits weighed against cost and potential damage