Casualty News

NTSB: Dredge hit propane pipeline before fatal fire

(WASHINGTON) — On Friday, Aug. 21, about 8:05 a.m. Central Daylight Time, the U.S.-flagged, non-propelled, 152-foot-long cutterhead suction dredge Waymon L. Boyd reportedly struck a submerged 16-inch liquid propane pipeline during dredging operations adjacent to EPIC Corpus Christi Marine Terminal,…

Bulk carrier runs aground near Norfolk

(PORTSMOUTH, Va.) — Coast Guard Sector Virginia crews successfully coordinated refloating a cargo ship that ran aground one quarter mile northwest of Sewell’s Point in Norfolk late Wednesday night. Seven tugs were instrumental in refloating Hong Dai, a Panama-flagged 738-foot…

Workboat capsizes during Louisiana oil spill exercise, killing two

A workboat that capsized and sank during a boom deployment exercise on the Lower Mississippi River, killing both people on board, turned broadside to the current moments before it rolled over.  National Transportation Safety Board (NTSB) investigators could not explain…

Containership leaks fuel oil through hull at NJ terminal

(NEW YORK) — A unified command consisting of the Coast Guard, New Jersey Department of Environmental Protection, and Gallagher Marine Systems, continued in the response to a container vessel leaking fuel oil Wednesday at the Global Container Terminal in Bayonne,…

Maritime Casualty News, August 2020

Four mariners die in dredge explosion near Corpus Christi Four crew working aboard Waymon L. Boyd died after the dredging vessel caught fire Friday, Aug. 21, in the Corpus Christi Ship Channel. At least two other crewmen on the vessel…