NEW ORLEANS, La. — The U.S. Coast Guard closed the Mississippi River at 1 p.m. on Saturday, July 6, after receiving reports that the 48-foot tug C-Pec was sinking near the town of Venice. Traffic on the river was shut down so that the Coast Guard could led a search for a sunken tugboat believed… 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.
PLAQUEMINES PARISH, La. — The coast Guard reported that four crew members and 19 passengers were safely transferred to a nearby boat after a Galliano-based offshore supply boat struck an oil platform in the Gulf of Mexico Friday morning, June 14, and sank.
HOUSTON, TX. — The 800-foot tanker, Minerva Maya, collided with a tugboat pushing barges in the Houston Ship Channel on Sunday, June 2, 2013.
MIAMI, FL. — According to the U.S. Coast Guard, the cruise ship, Royal Caribbean Grandeur of the Seas, was on its way to Coco Cay, Bahamas, when a fire broke out aboard the ship on Monday, May 27, off the Florida coast.
The Ingram Barge Company currently have two lawsuits being filed against them in Illinois state court, that allege the barge incident on April 18, 2013, caused the flooding of the city of Marseilles. Ingram said they believe these suits to be entirely without merit.
Federal investigators concluded that the 312′ Delta Mariner’s wheelhouse crew failed “to use all available navigation tools” to avoid hitting the poorly lit Eggner’s Ferry Bridge over the Tennessee River in Kentucky on Jan. 26, 2012, when the nighttime allision tore away a 322-foot span of the bridge including a portion of U.S. Highway 68… read more
BALTIMORE, MD. — The Coast Guard reported that a 100 ft tugboat, Kaleen McAllister, sank off Pier 3 in Locust Point on before 10 p.m Saturday night, May 4th.
ST. LOUIS, MO. — The coast guard reports that hundreds of gallons of oil have spilled into the Mississippi River after a barge accident on early Friday morning near Alton, Missouri.