Category: Maine Maritime News

U.S. Coast Guard Report Cites Captain Error in 2012 Tugboat Sinking in Portsmouth Maine

Posted in Maine Maritime News,Maritime Accidents,Tug Boat Accidents,US Coast Guard (USCG) on March 8, 2013

PORTSMOUTH. ME. — The U.S. Coast Guard released a report to Foster’s Daily Democrat on February 28, 2013, detailing the sinking of the Benjamin Bailey, the tugboat that capsized on October 24, 2012 in Portsmouth. The report cited human error, stating that the captain failed to maneuver the ship into a new position after high… read more

Portland 2009 Fireboat Crash Investigation Shows Repair Costs Were More Than Reported

Posted in Maine Maritime News on January 18, 2013

PORTLAND, Maine — The city of Portland, Maine has recently come under fire due to an investigation that produced documents provided this week in response to a Freedom of Access Act request involving Portland’s three-year-old fireboat repair costs.