Category: US Coast Guard (USCG)

Offshore Workers Rescued After Supply Boat Sinks in Gulf of Mexico in Plaquemines Parish, La

Posted in Jones Act,Louisiana Maritime News,Maritime Accidents,US Coast Guard (USCG) on June 21, 2013

PLAQUEMINES PARISH, La. — The coast Guard reported that four crew members and 19 passengers were safely transferred to a nearby boat after a Galliano-based offshore supply boat struck an oil platform in the Gulf of Mexico Friday morning, June 14, and sank.

Coast Guard Releases Preliminary Findings of Mobile Alabama Barge Explosion

Posted in Alabama Maritime News,Barge Accidents,Jones Act,US Coast Guard (USCG) on June 18, 2013

MOBILE, Ala. — The U.S. Coast Guard released preliminary findings after launching an investigation into the cause of the April 24, 2013 explosions and fire on board two Kirby tank barges that were moored at the Oil Recovery Company Marine Terminal in Mobile.

Tanker Minerva Maya Collides with Tugboat Pushing Barges in Houston Ship Channel

Posted in Barge Accidents,Maritime Accidents,Tug Boat Accidents,US Coast Guard (USCG) on June 4, 2013

HOUSTON, TX. — The 800-foot tanker, Minerva Maya, collided with a tugboat pushing barges in the Houston Ship Channel on Sunday, June 2, 2013.

Coast Guard Responds to Royal Carribean Cruise Ship Fire Off Florida Coast

Posted in Florida Maritime News,Maritime Accidents,US Coast Guard (USCG) on May 30, 2013

MIAMI, FL. — According to the U.S. Coast Guard, the cruise ship, Royal Caribbean Grandeur of the Seas, was on its way to Coco Cay, Bahamas, when a fire broke out aboard the ship on Monday, May 27, off the Florida coast.

Tugboat Pushing Four Barges Collides With Brooks Bridge Near Destin Florida

Posted in Barge Accidents,Florida Maritime News,Tug Boat Accidents,US Coast Guard (USCG) on March 22, 2013

DESTIN, Fla. — The Coast Guard issued a press release after responding to a report of a tug boat that struck the Brooks Bridge near Highway 98 east of Destin.

Coast Guard Says Tugboat That Caused Louisiana Barge Fire Was Out of Navigation Channel

Posted in Barge Accidents,Jones Act,Louisiana Maritime News,Maritime Accidents,US Coast Guard (USCG) on March 20, 2013

LAFITTE, La. – The Coast Guard has determined that the Settoon vessel that struck a Chevron pipeline in Bayou Perot on March 12 appears to be out of the navigation channel and ran over clearly marked white stakes that indicated the pipeline’s presence.

U.S. Coast Guard Report Cites Captain Error in 2012 Tugboat Sinking in Portsmouth Maine

Posted in Maine Maritime News,Maritime Accidents,Tug Boat Accidents,US Coast Guard (USCG) on March 8, 2013

PORTSMOUTH. ME. — The U.S. Coast Guard released a report to Foster’s Daily Democrat on February 28, 2013, detailing the sinking of the Benjamin Bailey, the tugboat that capsized on October 24, 2012 in Portsmouth. The report cited human error, stating that the captain failed to maneuver the ship into a new position after high… read more

U.S. Coast Guard Works to Refloat Supply Vessel Grounded Off Coast of San Jose Island, Texas

Posted in Texas Maritime News,US Coast Guard (USCG) on March 5, 2013

CORPUS CHRISTI, Texas — In a news release on the U.S. Coast Guard website, posted March 4, the Coast Guard reported that they were working with local agencies and International Offshore Services to refloat an oil rig platform supply vessel after it ran aground on San Jose Island, Monday, with four people aboard.

Fire Breaks Out On Coast Guard Cutter Bear Moored at Coast Guard Base Portsmouth VA

Posted in US Coast Guard (USCG),Virginia Maritime News on March 1, 2013

PORTSMOUTH, Va. — A news release was sent out on Feb. 28, 2013 by the U.S.Coast Guard about a fire that broke out aboard the Portsmouth-based Cutter Bear. The reports states that the U.S. Coast Guard and Portsmouth Fire Department responded Thursday to a fire aboard the Coast Guard Cutter Bear, while moored at Coast… read more

Tanker Worker Rescued by Coast Guard in Gulf of Mexico Near Texas-Mexico Border

Posted in Maritime Accidents,Texas Maritime News,US Coast Guard (USCG) on February 4, 2013

CORPUS CHRISTI, Texas — A tanker worker, who was part of the Stolt Flamenco crew, was medically evacuated from a 435-foot tank ship by a Coast Guard helicopter crew Saturday evening, Feb.2, about 50 miles southeast of the Texas-Mexico border.