Category: Maritime Accidents

Two Rescued from Sinking Tugboat C-Pec on Mississippi River Near New Orleans

Posted in Louisiana Maritime News,Maritime Accidents,Tug Boat Accidents on July 12, 2013

NEW ORLEANS, La. — The U.S. Coast Guard closed the Mississippi River at 1 p.m. on Saturday, July 6, after receiving reports that the 48-foot tug C-Pec was sinking near the town of Venice. Traffic on the river was shut down so that the Coast Guard could led a search for a sunken tugboat believed… 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.

Offshore Workers Rescued After Supply Boat Sinks in Gulf of Mexico in Plaquemines Parish, La

Posted in Jones Act,Louisiana Maritime News,Maritime Accidents,US Coast Guard (USCG) on June 21, 2013

PLAQUEMINES PARISH, La. — The coast Guard reported that four crew members and 19 passengers were safely transferred to a nearby boat after a Galliano-based offshore supply boat struck an oil platform in the Gulf of Mexico Friday morning, June 14, and sank.

Tanker Minerva Maya Collides with Tugboat Pushing Barges in Houston Ship Channel

Posted in Barge Accidents,Maritime Accidents,Tug Boat Accidents,US Coast Guard (USCG) on June 4, 2013

HOUSTON, TX. — The 800-foot tanker, Minerva Maya, collided with a tugboat pushing barges in the Houston Ship Channel on Sunday, June 2, 2013.

Coast Guard Responds to Royal Carribean Cruise Ship Fire Off Florida Coast

Posted in Florida Maritime News,Maritime Accidents,US Coast Guard (USCG) on May 30, 2013

MIAMI, FL. — According to the U.S. Coast Guard, the cruise ship, Royal Caribbean Grandeur of the Seas, was on its way to Coco Cay, Bahamas, when a fire broke out aboard the ship on Monday, May 27, off the Florida coast.

Ingram Barge Company Says They Did Not Cause City of Marseilles Flooding Along Illinois River

Posted in Barge Accidents,Illinois Maritime News,Maritime Accidents on May 23, 2013

The Ingram Barge Company currently have two lawsuits being filed against them in Illinois state court, that allege the barge incident on April 18, 2013, caused the flooding of the city of Marseilles. Ingram said they believe these suits to be entirely without merit.

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

Tugboat Kaleen McAllister Sinks Off Pier 3 in Locust Point in Baltimore, Maryland

Posted in Maritime Accidents,Maryland Maritime News,Tug Boat Accidents on May 14, 2013

BALTIMORE, MD. — The Coast Guard reported that a 100 ft tugboat, Kaleen McAllister, sank off Pier 3 in Locust Point on before 10 p.m Saturday night, May 4th.

Barge Accident: 14 Barges Break Away, Spilling 300 Gallons of Crude Oil into Mississippi

Posted in Barge Accidents,Maritime Accidents,Missouri Maritime News on May 3, 2013

ST. LOUIS, MO. — The coast guard reports that hundreds of gallons of oil have spilled into the Mississippi River after a barge accident on early Friday morning near Alton, Missouri.