Arkansas Barge Accident: Multiple Barges Smash Into Pier Protectors in Front of Clinton Bridge

Posted in Arkansas Maritime News,Barge Accidents,Tug Boat Accidents on August 27, 2013

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

Alaska Marine Line Barge Crashes into Coast Guard Cutter in Cordova Harbor

Posted in Alaska Maritime News,Barge Accidents,Tug Boat Accidents,US Coast Guard (USCG) on August 23, 2013

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

Coast Guard Says No Charges Filed in W.Va. Barge Accident Caused by High Water levels

Posted in Barge Accidents,West Virginia Maritime News on August 20, 2013

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

Barge Breaks Loose Sideswipes Crowley Terminal Pier and Tugboats Near Jacksonville, Florida

Posted in Barge Accidents,Florida Maritime News,Tug Boat Accidents on August 16, 2013

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.

Grand Jury Prepares to Hear Hudson Boat / Barge Accident Case

Posted in Uncategorized on August 13, 2013

PIERMONT, N.Y. — Rockland County District Attorney, Thomas Zugibe, is preparing for a grand jury case regarding the deadly boat / barge accident that killed a bride-to-be and her fiance’s best man after their boat crashed into a barge carrying construction material.

Parents of NY Barge Accident Victims Blame Poor Barge Lighting Not Alcohol for Deaths

Posted in Barge Accidents,New York Maritime News on August 5, 2013

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.

Two Killed in Speedboat-Barge Accident in Piermont, NY

Posted in Barge Accidents,New York Maritime News on July 29, 2013

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

Coast Guard Rescues 47 Offshore Workers From Drilling Rig After Natural Gas Blowout

Posted in Louisiana Maritime News,Maritime Accidents,Maritime Workers Injuries,Offshore Injuries,US Coast Guard (USCG) on July 23, 2013

NEW ORLEANS, La. — The U.S. Coast Guard has rescued 47 offshore workers who were aboard a portable drilling rig known as a jackup rig, operated by Hercules Offshore, after a natural gas blowout forced their evacuation, authorities said. Hercules Offshore said in a news release that it was operating the rig for Walter Oil… read more

Judge Denies BP’s Attempt to Suspend Gulf Spill Payouts Pending Fraudulent Claims Investigation

Posted in BP British Petroleum,Deepwater Horizon,Louisiana Maritime News,Maritime Lawsuits on July 22, 2013

According to a Reuters article dated July 19, a federal judge denied oil giant BP’s attempt to suspend payments related to the 2010 Gulf of Mexico oil spill from the Deepwater Horizon explosion, while fraudulent claims are being investigated from the payout fund. The appeal is “BP Exploration & Production Inc et al. vs Lake… read more

Megan McB Tugboat Accident that Killed 1 and Injured 2 Seamen Still Under Investigation

Posted in Maritime Accidents,Minnesota Maritime News,Tug Boat Accidents,US Coast Guard (USCG) on July 19, 2013

DRESBACH, Minn. — The US Coast Guard is trying to determine what caused the Megan McB, owned by Brennan Marine, to capsize on the Mississippi River on the morning of July 3, killing a crewmember and injuring two other seamen.