Category: Michigan Maritime News

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.

“Queen of The Lakes” Title Holder Grounds on St. Mary’s River

Posted in Michigan Maritime News,US Coast Guard (USCG) on August 16, 2012

The United States Coast Guard responded Wednesday to a 1,000 foot Jones Act freighter that had ran hard aground on the St. Mary’s River.

Barge Sinks Off Lakeport Michigan Coast Spills Diesel Fuel Into Lake Huron

Posted in Barge Accidents,Michigan Maritime News on July 19, 2012

LAKEPORT, Mich. —  According to authorites a 110-foot dredging barge sank in Lake Huron early Thursday, July 19, and a tugboat that was pushing the barge capsized, spilling thousands of gallons of diesel fuel. No injuries were reported.