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.
HOUSTON, TX. — The 800-foot tanker, Minerva Maya, collided with a tugboat pushing barges in the Houston Ship Channel on Sunday, June 2, 2013.
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.
OCEAN CITY, N.J. — The body of missing Sea Tow boat operator David McAuliffe was found on Wednesday, May 1, in Ocean City. McAuliffe, 34, of Egg Harbor Township, and his boat, the Cape Hatteras, went missing last Tuesday, April 23. The tug boat was recovered on Sunday April 28 and inspected on the following… read more
The American Waterways Operators (AWO) representing the nation’s tugboat, towboat & barge industry called on Congress, April 17, to urge greater attention to infrastructure needs. More than 100 vessel owners met with congressional members on capitol Hill.
BATON ROUGE, LA – The captain of the tugboat, Shannon E. Settoon that was involved in the explosion and fire after hitting a gas pipeline in Bayou Perot on March 12, 2013 has died as a result of his injuries.
DESTIN, Fla. — The Coast Guard issued a press release after responding to a report of a tug boat that struck the Brooks Bridge near Highway 98 east of Destin.
LAFITTE, La. — According to various media reports, a tugboat that was pushing an oil barge hit a gas pipeline in a bayou south of New Orleans Tuesday night, causing a fire that left four people injured, one critically.
PORTSMOUTH. ME. — The U.S. Coast Guard released a report to Foster’s Daily Democrat on February 28, 2013, detailing the sinking of the Benjamin Bailey, the tugboat that capsized on October 24, 2012 in Portsmouth. The report cited human error, stating that the captain failed to maneuver the ship into a new position after high… read more