Archive for the ‘Tennessee Maritime News’ Category
PORT OF WEST MEMPHIS, Tenn. — An unidentified body found at the Port of West Memphis on Friday, Jan. 18, is believed to be that of missing 60-year old barge captain, Vernon Bumgarner of Louisiana, who fell overboard near Walls in DeSoto County Wednesday night.
HALETOWN, TN – The search for a missing construction worker ended Tuesday, March 27, at around 10:30 p.m. CST, when the body of 31-year-old Abimael Contreras Martinez, of Morrison, Tenn., was found by Coffee County rescue squad members and divers from Winchester, TN. Martinez was found in the Tennessee River just below the U.S. Highway 41 bridge project at Haletown, Tennessee.
ASHLAND CITY, TN – A maritime worker employed by Trinity Marine was injured when he fell 15 feet while working on a barge. The accident occurred on Monday evening, Sept. 26, around 8 p.m.
DYERSBURG, TN – A barge struck a pier on the Mississippi River Bridge on May 3, 2011 amidst record high water levels
Dyersburg is located in Dyer County, Tennessee in the western part of the state on the border with Missouri about 75 miles northeast of Memphis. ... Read More