Category: New York Maritime News

NTSB: Loss of Propulsion Control and Lack of Alarm to Alert Crew Caused 2010 Staten Island Ferry Allision

Posted in Maritime Accidents,New York Maritime News on April 24, 2012

A loss of propulsion control caused by a faulty valve and lack of alarm to alert crewmembers caused the 2010 Staten Island Ferry allision with the ferry terminal, according to findings from the NTSB investigation into the incident.  

Tugboat Capsizes in Lower Hudson River

Posted in Jones Act,New York Maritime News,Tug Boat Accidents on April 6, 2012

Here are some photos of the capsized tugboat Katherine G at Liberty Island in New York Harbor on Friday, April 6, 2012.

Tugboat Strikes Historic Brooklyn Bridge

Posted in New York Maritime News,Tug Boat Accidents on March 14, 2012

A crane barge being towed on NY’s East River Tuesday accidentally struck the bottom of the historic Brooklyn Bridge causing a nearly 50 foot long gash in the metal scaffolding used by crews working to repaint the bridge.

Barge Accident Spills 300-500 Tons of Steel and Iron in Jersey City Near Upper New York Bay

Posted in Barge Accidents,New Jersey Maritime News,New York Maritime News on August 18, 2011

JERSEY CITY, NJ — A barge accident occurred on Sunday, August 14, around 10:45 a.m when hundreds of tons of steel and iron fell from a shipping crane in Jersey City.

Injured Tugboat Engineer Rescued by Coast Guard

Posted in Jones Act,Maritime Law,New York Maritime News,Tug Boat Accidents on January 7, 2011

KINGSTON, NEW YORK – An injured tugboat crew member was rescued by the Coast Guard and local first responders near Kingston NY on Tuesday, January 4. The crew member, who was working as an engineer aboard the tugboat, Barbara McAllister, reportedly suffered a leg injury and was stuck in the engine room while en route… read more