Category: New York Maritime News

Coast Guard Sets Special No Boating Zones Near Tappan Zee Bridge on Hudson River

Posted in Barge Accidents,New York Maritime News,US Coast Guard (USCG) on September 27, 2013

Due to construction on the Tappan Zee Bridge, the Coast Guard has established special no-boating zones on the Hudson River, however the site of the July 26, 2013 crash that killed two people and injured three others was not included in the restricted area.

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.

Tugboat Accident in Cape Vincent NY Spills Fuel into St Lawrence River

Posted in New York Maritime News,Tug Boat Accidents,US Coast Guard (USCG) on September 10, 2013

CAPE VINCENT, N.Y. — A tugboat accident involving a former Coast Guard boat, built in 1954, sank, spilling about 10 to 20 gallons of diesel fuel into the St. Lawrence River. The accident delayed Horne’s Ferry for several hours as crews responded to the leak. The U.S. Coast Guard also responded to the scene.

Parents of NY Barge Accident Victims Blame Poor Barge Lighting Not Alcohol for Deaths

Posted in Barge Accidents,New York Maritime News on August 5, 2013

Parents of the two victims killed in a speed boat / barge accident on the Hudson River that occurred on Friday, July 26, said that authorities who blamed alcohol as the cause rushed to judgment. Instead they feel that evidence points to poor lighting on the barge, not DUI, as the possible cause.

Two Killed in Speedboat-Barge Accident in Piermont, NY

Posted in Barge Accidents,New York Maritime News on July 29, 2013

PIERMONT, NY – Alcohol appears to have been a factor in an accident that killed two passengers on July 26, 2013 when the speedboat they were aboard crashed into a barge at the Tappan Zee Bridge in Piermont, NY. The city of Piermont is located in Rockland County, New York on the Hudson River about… read more

Ferry Crashes into Loading Barge in Lower Manhattan Injuring Over 70 Passengers

Posted in Barge Accidents,Maritime Accidents,New York Maritime News on January 10, 2013

LOWER MANHATTAN, N.Y. — According to police reports, a rush hour commuter ferry originating from Highlands, New Jersey was carrying more than 320 passengers when it crashed Wednesday morning, Jan. 9, as it approached a Wall Street pier. Officials said that more than 70 people were injured when the passengers aboard were knocked off their… read more

Maritime Lawyer Sues MORAN TOWING CORPORATION on Behalf of Jones Act Seaman

Posted in Barge Accidents,Florida Maritime News,Maritime Lawsuits,New York Maritime News on October 11, 2012

U.S. DISTRICT COURT EASTERN DISTRICT OF NEW YORK — Maritime lawyer, Gordon, Elias & Seely, LLP, represent a Florida seaman who was injured onboard the Sea Horse I while employed by Moran Towing Corporation at the time of the incident.

NY/NJ Port Authority Harbor Police Boat Carrying 10 Officers Sinks; Operator Error to Blame

Posted in Maritime Accidents,Maritime Law,New York Maritime News on September 18, 2012

NEW YORK — The media reports that a NY/NJ Port Authority Harbor Police boat carrying 10 officers sank in the cold waters off of Breezy Point in New York on Sunday, September 9. Operator error is being sited as the cause.

BOATLIFT – A Lost Story of 9/11 Heroism and The Role of The U.S. Merchant Marine

Posted in New York Maritime News on September 11, 2012

While the towers burned and collapsed on 9/11, a half million people were evacuated from Lower Manhattan by a civilian flotilla of ferries, tug boats and other vessels—the largest boatlift in history.

USCG Calls Off Search for Missing Tugboat Captain

Posted in Maritime Accidents,New York Maritime News on April 30, 2012

The Coast Guard over the weekend suspended its search for the master of a tugboat who authorities believe fell overboard from his vessel on Wednesday off the coast of Newport, R.I. Brendan O’Leary, 48, was last seen around 1:30 p.m. by the crew of the New York-based 91-foot tugboat Steven-Scott, and was reported missing about… read more