Category: US Coast Guard (USCG)

Coast Guard Searches for Dustin Danos Crewman Missing in Gulf of Mexico

Posted in Jones Act,Louisiana Maritime News,Maritime Accidents,US Coast Guard (USCG) on November 12, 2013

NEW ORLEANS, La. — The U.S. Coast Guard sent out a news release that they and commercial crews are searching for a missing crewman from the offshore vessel Dustin Danos 60 miles southwest of Port Fourchon, Saturday, Nov. 9.

U.S. Coast Guard Frees Two Double Skin Oil Barges Grounded in Galveston, TX

Posted in Barge Accidents,Texas Maritime News,US Coast Guard (USCG) on November 1, 2013

GALVESTON, Texas — The U.S. Coast Guard issued a news release stating that the two double-skinned barges, loaded with approximately two million gallons of crude oil, that were grounded near the Galveston Causeway Bridge Sunday, Oct. 31, were freed Tuesday.

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.

Coast Guard Rescues Man Who Suffers Heart Attack Aboard the Barge Boaz

Posted in Barge Accidents,Louisiana Maritime News,Maritime Workers Injuries,US Coast Guard (USCG) on October 15, 2013

NEW ORLEANS, La. — The U.S. Coast Guard issued a release stating that Watchstanders at Coast Guard Sector New Orleans received a report at 6:03 a.m. on Saturday, October 12, that a 50-year-old male, aboard the barge Boaz, was reportedly suffering from a cardiac condition. The Boaz transferred the man to a nearby platform.

Helicopter Crash in Gulf of Mexico: Pilot Killed Two Offshore Oil Rig Workers Injured

Posted in Jones Act,Louisiana Maritime News,Offshore Injuries,US Coast Guard (USCG) on October 9, 2013

VENICE, La. — A helicopter that took off from an oil rig on Wednesday, October 9, carrying three offshore workers and a contract pilot, crashed immediately after takeoff into the Gulf of Mexico, killing the pilot and severely injuring two of the workers.

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.

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.

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

Coast Guard Rescues 47 Offshore Workers From Drilling Rig After Natural Gas Blowout

Posted in Louisiana Maritime News,Maritime Accidents,Maritime Workers Injuries,Offshore Injuries,US Coast Guard (USCG) on July 23, 2013

NEW ORLEANS, La. — The U.S. Coast Guard has rescued 47 offshore workers who were aboard a portable drilling rig known as a jackup rig, operated by Hercules Offshore, after a natural gas blowout forced their evacuation, authorities said. Hercules Offshore said in a news release that it was operating the rig for Walter Oil… read more

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.