Professional Mariner - August 2017

Mate surrenders license after Intracoastal Waterway bridge strike

Failure to account for bank effect likely caused a bridge strike last year in the Intracoastal Waterway off Chesapeake, Va., according to the National Transportation Safety Board, which also cited the mate’s lack of experience navigating through tight waterways.

Casualty briefs

One missing, three rescued after tugboat sinks in Gulf One person was missing after the tugboat Crosby Commander sank in the Gulf of Mexico south of Louisiana on May 29. Three others on board escaped into a life raft and…