Category: Kentucky Maritime News

NTSB Cites 312′ Delta Mariner Wheelhouse Crew in 2012 Kentucky Bridge Accident

Posted in Kentucky Maritime News,Maritime Accidents on May 20, 2013

Federal investigators concluded that the 312′ Delta Mariner’s wheelhouse crew failed “to use all available navigation tools” to avoid hitting the poorly lit Eggner’s Ferry Bridge over the Tennessee River in Kentucky on Jan. 26, 2012, when the nighttime allision tore away a 322-foot span of the bridge including a portion of U.S. Highway 68… read more

Barge Accident Closes Ironton-Russell Bridge Near Kentucky Ohio Border

Posted in Barge Accidents,Kentucky Maritime News,Ohio Maritime News on January 2, 2013

RUSSELL, KY. — The Ironton and Russell police departments closed the Ironton-Russell Bridge immediately after a barge struck the bridge on Saturday, Dec. 29.

Coast Guard Begins Hearings Into Delta Mariner Allision

Posted in Kentucky Maritime News on April 16, 2012

The USCG was slated to begin its hearings into the January incident involving the U.S.-flagged M/V Delta Mariner that struck a western Kentucky bridge in January, the AP reports.   

USCG OK’s Salvage Plan of Stricken Delta Mariner and Newly Attached Bridge

Posted in Kentucky Maritime News,US Coast Guard (USCG) on February 4, 2012

The Coast Guard said Friday that it has approved a salvage plan submitted by Foss Maritime to remove the supply ship M/V Delta Mariner and section of bridge that still rests across her bow more than a week after striking a Kentucky bridge.

Kentucky Bridge Collapses After Being Hit by Cargo Ship

Posted in Kentucky Maritime News on January 27, 2012

A cargo ship carrying a load of empty rocket booster cores struck a bridge in western Kentucky taking a nearly 300 foot portion of the bridge with it as she passed underneath.

Barge Worker Dies in Accident in Mentor, KY

Posted in Barge Accidents,Kentucky Maritime News,Maritime Accidents on December 20, 2011

MENTOR, KY – On Saturday, Dec 17, a barge worker was fatally injured while removing a loaded barge owned by Greater Cincinnati Marine, which was docked at the Black River Mine in Pendleton County. The victim was identified as Mr. Chris Mink, an employee of Greater Cincinnati Marine.

Indiana Barge Accident Results in Death of Crew Worker

Posted in Barge Accidents,Indiana Maritime News,Kentucky Maritime News on November 28, 2011

CANNELTON, IN – According to Indiana conservation officers, James Gamblin, 43, of Paducah, Ky. was working on the Ganis R. Brewer Barge, Monday night, Nov 21, when he died after the barge hit the wall of an Ohio River lock and he fell into the water.

Jeffboat Maintenance Worker Crushed Against a Barge Dies

Posted in Barge Accidents,Jones Act,Kentucky Maritime News,Maritime Accidents on August 25, 2011

JEFFERSONVILLE, IN – A man who was employed as a maintenance worker by Jeffboat was killed Friday morning, Aug 19, at about 6:45 a.m. while trying to repair a machine called a “buggy” used to support and transport barges.

Tugboat Carrying 4 Barges Strikes Calhoun Lock and Dam

Posted in Barge Accidents,Kentucky Maritime News,Tug Boat Accidents on March 31, 2011

CALHOUN, KY – Four barges broke loose when a tugboat carrying 4 coal barges struck the outer wall of Calhoun Lock and Dam. Calhoun is located in McLean County, Kentucky in the northwestern part of the state, about 21 miles southwest of Owensboro, KY. The accident occurred on Saturday March 26 at approximately 5:00 p.m…. read more