Archive for May, 2012
The Coast Guard Tuesday morning rescued three crewmembers from an overturned fishing vessel near Winchester Bay, Ore., Tuesday.
According to the Coast Guard report, crews from North Bend, Oregon received a report at approximately 12 a.m. of a fishing vessel, the F/V Aries, that was overdue for its arrival and sent a HH-65 Dolphin helicopter along with a 47-foot motor lifeboat to investigate and hopefully locate the fishing vessel.
Oddly enough, the reporting source told the Coast Guard they could see a strobe light flashing just one half-mile from shore, which lead the coast guard helicopter crew to investigate and discover all three people atop the hull of the 38-foot fishing vessel, which had overturned. The men were later pulled aboard the motor lifeboat and took them to shore where emergency medical personnel were waiting. ... Read More
BRIDGEWATER, Pa. — Beaver County commissioners said that a man working on the new Veterans Bridge project over the Beaver River was flown to a Pittsburgh hospital after receiving a jolt of electricity after a crane from a barge hit some high tension power lines.
Coast Guard crews in Galveston, Texas are searching for 6 crewmembers of a fishing vessel that may have sank near Galveston, TX in Gulf of Mexico early Monday afternoon.
Coast Guard Sector Houston-Galveston said they received a mayday call from the captain of a fishing vessel at approximately 1:15 p.m. reporting that their vessel was taking on water, and the six people aboard were abandoning ship and getting into an orange life raft.
Details, however, are still unclear as the mayday call was said to be of poor quality. At this point, the USCG does not know the name or details of the vessel and it is not clear whether the fishing vessel was part of a commercial operation or private. ... Read More
SEATTLE, Wash. – A maritime worker, who was a forklift driver at the Port of Seattle, was fatally injured when he became trapped between a container and forklift, according to Hector Castro, a spokesman for the Washington Department of Labor and Industries (L&I). The victim was taken to Harborview Medical Center for treatment of his injuries, but he did not survive.
SAN FRANCISCO, Calif. — A settlement by South Harmony Shipping of Panama, owners of the oil tanker the Dubai Star, was filed in San Francisco County Superior Court on Tuesday, May 9, by the district attorneys of San Francisco and Alameda County in Northern California.
The Philadelphia Inquirer reported that the families of the two Hungarian tourists who were killed when a barge crashed into the duck boat they were riding in, will split $15 million from a settlement with the companies that owned the vessels.
A body found floating off the coast of Montauk on Saturday has been identified as the captain of a U.S.-flagged tugboat who went missing in April near Newport, R.I., according to the USCG. ... Read More
OKALOOSA COUNTY, Fla. — The former executive of the Okaloosa Tourist Development Council accused of misusing BP oil spill and county funds died at an Alabama hospital on Friday, May 4, from a suspected drug overdose.