Category: Tug Boat Accidents

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.

Towboat Strikes Lapalco Bridge in Harvey, La.

Posted in Barge Accidents,Louisiana Maritime News,Tug Boat Accidents,US Coast Guard (USCG) on October 29, 2013

HARVEY, La. — According to the U.S. Coast Guard, a towboat pushing barges on Friday, Oct. 25, struck the span of the Lapalco Bridge in Harvey, Louisiana resulting in minor damage to the bridge’s catwalk. Harvey is located about 7 miles south of New Orleans.

Five People Rescued From Capsized Tow Boat in Port of New Orleans

Posted in Louisiana Maritime News,Maritime Accidents,Tug Boat Accidents on October 22, 2013

NEW ORLEANS, La. — A tow boat with 5 people aboard, capsized in the Mississippi River on Tuesday, Oct 22, when the boat flipped over after catching a large wake from a passing ship. All five people were rescued and transported to harbor patrol. No serious serious injuries were reported, according to authorities. Harbor Police,… read more

Louisiana Barge Company Sued by Bayou Lafourche Fresh Water District For Damages

Posted in Barge Accidents,Louisiana Maritime News,Tug Boat Accidents on September 20, 2013

D & S Marine Service, based in Houma, Louisiana, has been sued by the Bayou Lafourche Fresh Water District over a barge crash that occurred last year in September 2012 on the Mississippi River that smashed a tripod-like structure known as a “dolphin.”

Washington Department of Ecology Fines Olympic Tug & Barge for Port Angeles Oil Spill

Posted in Barge Accidents,Tug Boat Accidents,Washington Maritime News on September 13, 2013

Olympic Tug & Barge of Seattle has been fined $16,500 by the Washington Department of Ecology (Ecology) for spilling oil into Port Angeles Harbor last November. The spill occurred when a company-owned fuel barge was overfilled while being loaded with fuel oil. Ecology has determined that the heavy fuel oil spill which occurred on Nov…. read more

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.

Arkansas Barge Accident: Multiple Barges Smash Into Pier Protectors in Front of Clinton Bridge

Posted in Arkansas Maritime News,Barge Accidents,Tug Boat Accidents on August 27, 2013

PULASKI COUNTY, AR — The Arkansas I-30 bridge was closed for an hour Friday night, August 23, after multiple barges broke loose from a tow boat on the Arkansas River and crashed into pier protectors in front of the Clinton bridge. The pedestrian spans reopened after a state inspector determined the bridges themselves were not… read more

Alaska Marine Line Barge Crashes into Coast Guard Cutter in Cordova Harbor

Posted in Alaska Maritime News,Barge Accidents,Tug Boat Accidents,US Coast Guard (USCG) on August 23, 2013

CORDOVA HARBOR, AK. — The Coast Guard Cutter Sycamore was hit by an Alaska Marine Line barge on July 28 while the vessel was moored at the Cordova Harbor in Alaska. The Sycamore, a 225-foot buoy tender, suffered damage to its port bow during the accident. The photo below “gives you the extent” of the… read more

Barge Breaks Loose Sideswipes Crowley Terminal Pier and Tugboats Near Jacksonville, Florida

Posted in Barge Accidents,Florida Maritime News,Tug Boat Accidents on August 16, 2013

JACKSONVILLE, Fla. — A barge accident occurred on Wednesday, August 14, after a 700-foot barge broke loose from its mooring near downtown Jacksonville, sideswiping the Crowley Terminal pier including the tugboats Ensign and Patriarch.

Megan McB Tugboat Accident that Killed 1 and Injured 2 Seamen Still Under Investigation

Posted in Maritime Accidents,Minnesota Maritime News,Tug Boat Accidents,US Coast Guard (USCG) on July 19, 2013

DRESBACH, Minn. — The US Coast Guard is trying to determine what caused the Megan McB, owned by Brennan Marine, to capsize on the Mississippi River on the morning of July 3, killing a crewmember and injuring two other seamen.