Archive for March, 2012
Here are some photos taken of the U.S.-flagged Patrice McAllister tugboat after Tuesdays fatal fire was extinguished, or more like burned out, while transiting Lake Ontario from OH to NY. According to early reports, the fire likely broke out in the engine room and quickly engulfed the tugboat, killing the chief engineer and injuring five other crewmembers.
VICKSBURG, MS – A barge accident involving the Jeffrey G. Stover occurred Thursday morning on March 22 when the U.S. 80 bridge over the Mississippi River was hit numerous times after 33 of 35 grain barges broke loose from their tow.
With the opening of the Soo Locks on Saturday in Sault Ste. Marie, Michigan and the St. Lawrence Seaway last Thursday, the 2012 Great Lakes shipping season is officially underway. Officials this year are projecting an overall increase in cargo shipments across the Great Lakes thanks in part to a stronger economy, both domestically and abroad. ... Read More
The Jones Act is essential to America as we know it, so says the Navy League of the United States. In a recently released annual policy statement, the Navy League of the United States, Maritime Primacy & Economic Security, says the Jones Act is critical to U.S. economic, homeland and national security – serving the nation by maintaining a skilled merchant marine, shipbuilding capacity and sea lift capability. ... Read More
Traces of the BP oil spill that occurred from the April 10, 2010 BP Deepwater Horizon explosion in the Gulf of Mexico, were found in the zooplankton, which is part of the marine food chain. According to studies, this finding presents a hazard for the gulf food chain and possibly human health.
U.S.D.C., TEXAS GALVESTON DIVISION – Texas maritime lawyer Gordon, Elias & Seely, LLP, represent the family of a deceased seaman who was forced to abandon the disabled Trinity II lifeboat during Tropical Storm Nate in the Gulf of Mexico and was lost at sea . The deceased was employed by GEOKINETICS, INC. at the time of the incident.