Category: Pennsylvania Maritime News

Crowley Maritime Purchases Two Jones Act Tankers From Aker Philadelphia Shipyard

Posted in Florida Maritime News,Jones Act,Pennsylvania Maritime News on August 22, 2012

Jacksonville, Fla. —  Crowley Maritime Corporation, based in Jacksonville Florida, signed a $250 Million contract with Aker Philadelpha Shipyard for the purchase of two new Jones Act tankers, the Pennsylvania and the Florida, that they had been building on spec since 2011.

Worker Burned in Barge Accident on New Veterans Bridge in Bridgewater PA

Posted in Barge Accidents,Pennsylvania Maritime News on May 24, 2012

BRIDGEWATER, Pa. — Beaver County commissioners said that a man working on the new Veterans Bridge project over the Beaver River was flown to a Pittsburgh hospital after receiving a jolt of electricity after a crane from a barge hit some high tension power lines.

Families of Deadly Philadelphia Duck Boat Accident Settle Lawsuit for $17M

Posted in Pennsylvania Maritime News,Tug Boat Accidents on May 10, 2012

The Philadelphia Inquirer reported that the families of the two Hungarian tourists who were killed when a barge crashed into the duck boat they were riding in, will split $15 million from a settlement with the companies that owned the vessels.

New Video Footage Has Been Released in the Philadelphia 2010 Deadly Duck Boat Accident

Posted in Barge Accidents,Maritime Accidents,Maritime Lawsuits,Pennsylvania Maritime News,Tug Boat Accidents on May 2, 2012

A new video has been released of the 2010 deadly duck boat accident that happened along the Delaware River near Philadelphia that killed two Hungarian students when a barge slammed into their tour boat. The video footage is pretty tough to look at.