Olympic Tug & Barge of Seattle has been fined $16,500 by the Washington Department of Ecology (Ecology) for spilling oil into Port Angeles Harbor last November. The spill occurred when a company-owned fuel barge was overfilled while being loaded with fuel oil. Ecology has determined that the heavy fuel oil spill which occurred on Nov…. read more
PULASKI COUNTY, AR — The Arkansas I-30 bridge was closed for an hour Friday night, August 23, after multiple barges broke loose from a tow boat on the Arkansas River and crashed into pier protectors in front of the Clinton bridge. The pedestrian spans reopened after a state inspector determined the bridges themselves were not… read more
CORDOVA HARBOR, AK. — The Coast Guard Cutter Sycamore was hit by an Alaska Marine Line barge on July 28 while the vessel was moored at the Cordova Harbor in Alaska. The Sycamore, a 225-foot buoy tender, suffered damage to its port bow during the accident. The photo below “gives you the extent” of the… read more
MONONGALIA COUNTY, W.Va. — After an investigation into a W.Va. barge accident on Tuesday, August 13, the Coast Guard has concluded that the barge that broke free from its moorings and hit the Star City Bridge, was caused by higher than normal water levels. The Coast Guard told the Dominion Post that that no charges… read more
JACKSONVILLE, Fla. — A barge accident occurred on Wednesday, August 14, after a 700-foot barge broke loose from its mooring near downtown Jacksonville, sideswiping the Crowley Terminal pier including the tugboats Ensign and Patriarch.
Parents of the two victims killed in a speed boat / barge accident on the Hudson River that occurred on Friday, July 26, said that authorities who blamed alcohol as the cause rushed to judgment. Instead they feel that evidence points to poor lighting on the barge, not DUI, as the possible cause.
PIERMONT, NY – Alcohol appears to have been a factor in an accident that killed two passengers on July 26, 2013 when the speedboat they were aboard crashed into a barge at the Tappan Zee Bridge in Piermont, NY. The city of Piermont is located in Rockland County, New York on the Hudson River about… read more
PORT ARTHUR, TX – A Texas fisherman was killed when his boat capsized after colliding with a tugboat that was pushing four barges in Port Arthur, TX on july 7, 2013. Port Arthur is located in Jefferson County in the southeastern part of Texas on the border with Louisiana.
BURLINGTON, IOWA — A barge accident took place on the east side of the BNSF bridge located in Burlington, Iowa this morning after a barge struck a protection cell on the bridge. A protection cell is designed to work as a buffer in order to protect the bridge from being hit.
MOBILE, Ala. — The U.S. Coast Guard released preliminary findings after launching an investigation into the cause of the April 24, 2013 explosions and fire on board two Kirby tank barges that were moored at the Oil Recovery Company Marine Terminal in Mobile.