Archive for July, 2012
Offshore drillers in the U.S. are relying on the wrong set of data in its quest to prevent major accidents like the Deepwater Horizon blowout, says the U.S. Chemical Safety Board’s investigation of the 2010 incident. ... Read More
LAKEPORT, Mich. – According to authorites a 110-foot dredging barge sank in Lake Huron early Thursday, July 19, and a tugboat that was pushing the barge capsized, spilling thousands of gallons of diesel fuel. No injuries were reported.
ROME, Italy — In an interview that was broadcast on Tuesday, July 10, the captain of the shipwrecked cruiseliner Costa Concordia said he was distracted by a phone conversation shortly before the cruise liner crashed into a reef and capsized near the harbor of Giglio Porto on June 20, 2012 killing 32 people.
St. Louis, Mo. — A barge worker was killed Tuesday night on June 12, after attempting to rescue a family whose small bass boat got hung up on a group of barges and stranded them in a marooned fishing boat on the Mississippi River near downtown St. Louis.