Archive for the ‘Kentucky Maritime News’ Category
Federal investigators concluded that the 312′ Delta Mariner’s wheelhouse crew failed “to use all available navigation tools” to avoid hitting the poorly lit Eggner’s Ferry Bridge over the Tennessee River in Kentucky on Jan. 26, 2012, when the nighttime allision tore away a 322-foot span of the bridge including a portion of U.S. Highway 68 near Aurora, Ky.
MENTOR, KY – On Saturday, Dec 17, a barge worker was fatally injured while removing a loaded barge owned by Greater Cincinnati Marine, which was docked at the Black River Mine in Pendleton County. The victim was identified as Mr. Chris Mink, an employee of Greater Cincinnati Marine.
CANNELTON, IN – According to Indiana conservation officers, James Gamblin, 43, of Paducah, Ky. was working on the Ganis R. Brewer Barge, Monday night, Nov 21, when he died after the barge hit the wall of an Ohio River lock and he fell into the water.
JEFFERSONVILLE, IN – A man who was employed as a maintenance worker by Jeffboat was killed Friday morning, Aug 19, at about 6:45 a.m. while trying to repair a machine called a “buggy” used to support and transport barges.
CALHOUN, KY – Four barges broke loose when a tugboat carrying 4 coal barges struck the outer wall of Calhoun Lock and Dam. Calhoun is located in McLean County, Kentucky in the northwestern part of the state, about 21 miles southwest of Owensboro, KY.
The accident occurred on Saturday March 26 at approximately 5:00 p.m. The strike caused all four barges to break loose and drift down river toward the dam. ... Read More