Category: Barge Accidents

Barge Loaded With Fuel Runs Aground in Ft. Point N.H. Outside Portsmouth Harbor

Posted in Barge Accidents,New Hampshire Maritime News on November 8, 2013

FT. POINT, N.H. — A barge loaded with diesel fuel that ran aground in Ft. Point N.H. outside Portsmouth Harbor late Tuesday, November 5, is being assessed for damages. According to the Coast Guard reports say there is no leaking from the vessel, which was carrying 80,000 barrels of low-sulfur diesel.

Barge Worker Killed in Conveyor Belt Accident

Posted in Barge Accidents,Jones Act,Maritime Accidents,Michigan Maritime News,Tug Boat Accidents on November 5, 2013

LUDINGTON, MI — Officials reported that a 37-year-old Pentwater man was killed after being tangled in equipment onboard a barge on Sunday on Lake Michigan.

U.S. Coast Guard Frees Two Double Skin Oil Barges Grounded in Galveston, TX

Posted in Barge Accidents,Texas Maritime News,US Coast Guard (USCG) on November 1, 2013

GALVESTON, Texas — The U.S. Coast Guard issued a news release stating that the two double-skinned barges, loaded with approximately two million gallons of crude oil, that were grounded near the Galveston Causeway Bridge Sunday, Oct. 31, were freed Tuesday.

Towboat Strikes Lapalco Bridge in Harvey, La.

Posted in Barge Accidents,Louisiana Maritime News,Tug Boat Accidents,US Coast Guard (USCG) on October 29, 2013

HARVEY, La. — According to the U.S. Coast Guard, a towboat pushing barges on Friday, Oct. 25, struck the span of the Lapalco Bridge in Harvey, Louisiana resulting in minor damage to the bridge’s catwalk. Harvey is located about 7 miles south of New Orleans.

Injured Worker Dies in Hosptial After Barge Strikes His Johnboat Near St Louis

Posted in Barge Accidents,Missouri Maritime News on October 25, 2013

ST. LOUIS, MO. — A man who was injured and tossed into the Missouri River when his johnboat was struck by a barge Wednesday, Oct. 23, has died Thursday morning. The victim was identified as Rodney “Rocky” Stumo, 51, of Rolla, Mo., who ws pronounced dead at 5:30 a.m. Thursday, October 24, at Barnes-Jewish Hospital… read more

Coast Guard Rescues Man Who Suffers Heart Attack Aboard the Barge Boaz

Posted in Barge Accidents,Louisiana Maritime News,Maritime Workers Injuries,US Coast Guard (USCG) on October 15, 2013

NEW ORLEANS, La. — The U.S. Coast Guard issued a release stating that Watchstanders at Coast Guard Sector New Orleans received a report at 6:03 a.m. on Saturday, October 12, that a 50-year-old male, aboard the barge Boaz, was reportedly suffering from a cardiac condition. The Boaz transferred the man to a nearby platform.

Traffic on Cumberland River is Re-Opened After Barge Accident Knocks Down Power Line

Posted in Barge Accidents,Tennessee Maritime News on October 4, 2013

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.

Coast Guard Sets Special No Boating Zones Near Tappan Zee Bridge on Hudson River

Posted in Barge Accidents,New York Maritime News,US Coast Guard (USCG) on September 27, 2013

Due to construction on the Tappan Zee Bridge, the Coast Guard has established special no-boating zones on the Hudson River, however the site of the July 26, 2013 crash that killed two people and injured three others was not included in the restricted area.

Safety Issues Voiced Regarding Tappan Zee Bridge Project After Barge Breaks Loose on Hudson

Posted in Barge Accidents,Maritime Accidents,New York Maritime News on September 24, 2013

On Sunday, September 22, a 50-foot-long barge that broke free from its mooring and drifted for nearly a mile, has become the latest example of the growing danger on the Hudson River during the Tappan Zee Bridge replacement project.

Louisiana Barge Company Sued by Bayou Lafourche Fresh Water District For Damages

Posted in Barge Accidents,Louisiana Maritime News,Tug Boat Accidents on September 20, 2013

D & S Marine Service, based in Houma, Louisiana, has been sued by the Bayou Lafourche Fresh Water District over a barge crash that occurred last year in September 2012 on the Mississippi River that smashed a tripod-like structure known as a “dolphin.”