Professional Mariner - September 2017

Casualty briefs

Northbound tow strikes oft-hit Vicksburg bridge Three barges broke away after a northbound tow struck a bridge support in the Mississippi River at Vicksburg, Miss. The third barge in a three-barge tow pushed by the 4,200-hp Sekco hit Pier 4…

Evolving from sail

Track-and-car safety rail systems were originally designed for maintaining sails, which led to their use in the maintenance of larger sailboats, then deployment in the commercial maritime market, according to Sean Cogan, industrial division sales manager for Harken.