NASHVILLE, TN — River traffic was shut down Thursday, October 3, on the Cumberland River after an electrical line fell into the water due to a barge accident that struck a power line. Boat traffic was re-opened later in the afternoon several hours after the incident.
PORT OF WEST MEMPHIS, Tenn. — An unidentified body found at the Port of West Memphis on Friday, Jan. 18, is believed to be that of missing 60-year old barge captain, Vernon Bumgarner of Louisiana, who fell overboard near Walls in DeSoto County Wednesday night.
Posted in Tennessee Maritime News on April 2, 2012
HALETOWN, TN – The search for a missing construction worker ended Tuesday, March 27, at around 10:30 p.m. CST, when the body of 31-year-old Abimael Contreras Martinez, of Morrison, Tenn., was found by Coffee County rescue squad members and divers from Winchester, TN. Martinez was found in the Tennessee River just below the U.S. Highway… read more
U.S.D.C. EASTERN DISTRICT, TN – Maritime lawyer, Gordon, Elias & Seely, LLP, represent a 52 year old tugboat captain from Orlinda, Tennessee who was seriously injured while working as an employee of SEVENSON ENVIRONMENTAL SERVICES INC.
ASHLAND CITY, TN – A maritime worker employed by Trinity Marine was injured when he fell 15 feet while working on a barge. The accident occurred on Monday evening, Sept. 26, around 8 p.m.
DYERSBURG, TN – A barge struck a pier on the Mississippi River Bridge on May 3, 2011 amidst record high water levels Dyersburg is located in Dyer County, Tennessee in the western part of the state on the border with Missouri about 75 miles northeast of Memphis.