Category: Maritime Accidents

Coast Guard Searches for Dustin Danos Crewman Missing in Gulf of Mexico

Posted in Jones Act,Louisiana Maritime News,Maritime Accidents,US Coast Guard (USCG) on November 12, 2013

NEW ORLEANS, La. — The U.S. Coast Guard sent out a news release that they and commercial crews are searching for a missing crewman from the offshore vessel Dustin Danos 60 miles southwest of Port Fourchon, Saturday, Nov. 9.

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.

Five People Rescued From Capsized Tow Boat in Port of New Orleans

Posted in Louisiana Maritime News,Maritime Accidents,Tug Boat Accidents on October 22, 2013

NEW ORLEANS, La. — A tow boat with 5 people aboard, capsized in the Mississippi River on Tuesday, Oct 22, when the boat flipped over after catching a large wake from a passing ship. All five people were rescued and transported to harbor patrol. No serious serious injuries were reported, according to authorities. Harbor Police,… read more

Transocean Employee Testifies Against BP at Deepwater Horizon Oil Spill Trial

Posted in BP British Petroleum,Deepwater Horizon,Jones Act,Louisiana Maritime News,Maritime Accidents,Maritime Lawsuits,Transocean on October 1, 2013

NEW ORLEANS, La. — Robert Turlak, a Transocean employee, took the witness stand on Tuesday, and testified that he was surprised when BP scrapped his team’s design to stop the gusher in the Gulf of Mexico that was a result of the Deepwater Horizon explosion on April 20, 2010. Transocean was the owner of the… read more

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.

Capsized Costa Concordia Cruise Liner Raised After 19 Hour Salvage Operation

Posted in Maritime Accidents,World Maritime News on September 17, 2013

GIGLIO HARBOUR, ITALY — Just twenty months after the Costa Concordia cruise liner capsized off the Tuscan island of Giglio, killing 32 people, the cruise ship has been raised from the Mediterranean after a successful 19 hour salvage operation.

Maritime Safety Concerns Highlighted in Video

Posted in Jones Act,Maritime Accidents on September 3, 2013

The Australian Transport Safety Bureau (ATSB) recently released a video highlighting ongoing safety concerns for maritime workers. The video features the accident of a crew member on board a ship who was tragically killed by an explosion while cutting a used 200 litre drum with an angle grinder.

Report Says Maritime Accidents Up Due to Higher Traffic and Bad Weather

Posted in Maritime Accidents on August 30, 2013

In a press conference held by the Shanghai Maritime Safety Administration on Wednesday, August 28, officials reported that shipping accidents have increased 36.4 percent year-on-year in waters overseen by the city’s maritime authority in the first half of 2013. The officials said that 15 maritime accidents occurred in the first half of the year. Maritime… read more

Coast Guard Rescues 47 Offshore Workers From Drilling Rig After Natural Gas Blowout

Posted in Louisiana Maritime News,Maritime Accidents,Maritime Workers Injuries,Offshore Injuries,US Coast Guard (USCG) on July 23, 2013

NEW ORLEANS, La. — The U.S. Coast Guard has rescued 47 offshore workers who were aboard a portable drilling rig known as a jackup rig, operated by Hercules Offshore, after a natural gas blowout forced their evacuation, authorities said. Hercules Offshore said in a news release that it was operating the rig for Walter Oil… read more

Megan McB Tugboat Accident that Killed 1 and Injured 2 Seamen Still Under Investigation

Posted in Maritime Accidents,Minnesota Maritime News,Tug Boat Accidents,US Coast Guard (USCG) on July 19, 2013

DRESBACH, Minn. — The US Coast Guard is trying to determine what caused the Megan McB, owned by Brennan Marine, to capsize on the Mississippi River on the morning of July 3, killing a crewmember and injuring two other seamen.