Category: Barge Accidents

Washington Department of Ecology Fines Olympic Tug & Barge for Port Angeles Oil Spill

Posted in Barge Accidents,Tug Boat Accidents,Washington Maritime News on September 13, 2013

Olympic Tug & Barge of Seattle has been fined $16,500 by the Washington Department of Ecology (Ecology) for spilling oil into Port Angeles Harbor last November. The spill occurred when a company-owned fuel barge was overfilled while being loaded with fuel oil. Ecology has determined that the heavy fuel oil spill which occurred on Nov…. read more

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.

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

Texas Fisherman Killed After Colliding With Tugboat Pushing Four Barges in Port Arthur

Posted in Barge Accidents,Maritime Accidents,Tug Boat Accidents on July 10, 2013

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.

Barge Crashes Into Protection Cell on BNSF Bridge in Burlington Iowa

Posted in Barge Accidents,Iowa Maritime News,Maritime Accidents on July 2, 2013

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.

Coast Guard Releases Preliminary Findings of Mobile Alabama Barge Explosion

Posted in Alabama Maritime News,Barge Accidents,Jones Act,US Coast Guard (USCG) on June 18, 2013

MOBILE, Ala. — The U.S. Coast Guard released preliminary findings after launching an investigation into the cause of the April 24, 2013 explosions and fire on board two Kirby tank barges that were moored at the Oil Recovery Company Marine Terminal in Mobile.