Category: California Maritime News

Coast Guard Rescues 4 Crew Members After Tugboat Sinks Near California Point Sur

Posted in California Maritime News,Maritime Accidents on April 15, 2013

MONTEREY, Calif. — A press release issued by the U.S. Coast Guard stated that the Coast Guard rescued four people from a life raft when their vessel sank on Saturday, April 13.

New Rules Restrict Large Ships from Traveling Under San Francisco Bay Bridge in Heavy Fog

Posted in California Maritime News,Gulf Coast,Maritime Accidents on February 22, 2013

SAN FRANCISCO, Calif. — The Coast Guard and local officials have set new rules that restrict cargo ships, oil tankers and other large vessels from traveling near to the Bay Bridge when in heavy fog when visibility is less than half a mile, in hopes of avoiding future crashes similar to several recent cargo ship… read more

Tugboat Collides with Sailboat in Accident Near Golden Gate Bridge (VIDEO)

Posted in California Maritime News,Tug Boat Accidents on February 1, 2013

SAUSALITO, CA. — The USCG rescued two people on Saturday, Jan. 26, after their sailboat collided with a tugboat near the Golden Gate Bridge and sank into the San Francisco Bay.

Empty Oil Tanker from Marshall Islands Strikes San Francisco-Oakland Bay Bridge

Posted in California Maritime News on January 15, 2013

SAN FRANCISCO, Calif. — According to officials, an empty oil tanker from the Marshall Islands caused minor damage on Monday, Jan.7, after it struck a tower in the middle of the San Francisco-Oakland Bay Bridge while navigating beneath the hulking span.

Coast Guard Officer Killed After Smuggling Vessel Rams into Boat Near Santa Cruz Island

Posted in California Maritime News,Fishing Vessel Accidents,Maritime Accidents on December 6, 2012

SANTA CRUZ Calif.– A Coast Guard officer was killed on Sunday morning, Dec. 2, from injuries sustained during a law enforcement operations near Santa Cruz Island, Calif.

Oil Tanker Owner to Pay $2 Million for San Francisco Bay Oil Spill that Occurred in 2009

Posted in California Maritime News,Maritime Accidents,Maritime Lawsuits on May 14, 2012

SAN FRANCISCO, Calif. —  A settlement by South Harmony Shipping of Panama, owners of the oil tanker the Dubai Star, was filed in San Francisco County Superior Court on Tuesday, May 9, by the district attorneys of San Francisco and Alameda County in Northern California.

U.S. Mariners Rescue Distressed Sailors in Dramatic Rescue

Posted in California Maritime News,US Coast Guard (USCG) on February 10, 2012

The Captain and crew of an 893-foot containership belonging to the Jones Act carrier Horizon Lines became instant heros early Wednesday morning after rescuing a family from their sinking vessel in the Pacific Ocean. At approximately 1:30am on Wednesday, the U.S.-flagged Jones Act containership, Horizon Reliance, was alerted by Coast Guard that a family of… read more

Barge Accident Spills Small Amount of Fuel in San Francisco Bay

Posted in Barge Accidents,California Maritime News,Maritime Law,US Coast Guard (USCG) on February 25, 2011

SAN FRANCISCO BAY, CA – According to the U.S. Coast Guard, less than a gallon of fuel spilled into the Bay from the barge that was intentionally run aground on San Francisco’s waterfront February 22 Tuesday morning. The barge had the capacity to hold 4,800 gallons of diesel fuel, hydraulic fuel and lube oil, U.S…. read more

U.S. Govt Considers Early End To Deep Water Drilling Ban

Posted in Alaska Maritime News,California Maritime News,Environment,Government,Gulf Coast,Louisiana Maritime News,Mississippi Maritime News,Texas Maritime News,World Maritime News on August 16, 2010

NEW ORLEANS, LA — The Bureau of Ocean Energy Management, Regulation and Enforcement (previously the Minerals Management Service) is hosting a series of public forums, which began Wednesday, August 4, 2010 in New Orleans, Louisiana. This is the first in a series of public forums scheduled over the next six weeks for Louisiana, California, Alaska,… read more