Deck hand injured by anchor chain on Texas ferry

Deck hand injured by anchor chain on Texas ferry

(HOUSTON) — The U.S. Coast Guard medevaced a 56-year-old man from a ferry near Galveston, Texas, on Thursday. Coast Guard Sector Houston-Galveston command center watch standers received notification at 2:42 p.m. relayed by Vessel Traffic Services Houston/Galveston personnel that a crewmember aboard the John W. Johnson ferry had been struck in the face by the vessel's anchor chain after the…
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Genset failure, loss of steering cited in Lower Miss. grounding

Genset failure, loss of steering cited in Lower Miss. grounding

(WASHINGTON) — An electrical generator set failure aboard a towboat and subsequent loss of steering led to the grounding of barges near Greenville, Miss., the National Transportation Safety Board (NTSB) has determined. The towing vessel Marquette Warrior ​was pushing 35 loaded dry cargo barges down the Lower Mississippi River on Nov. 21, 2021, when several barges grounded on the riverbank.…
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Bulk carrier fire raises TSB concern about port resources

Bulk carrier fire raises TSB concern about port resources

(QUEBEC CITY) — The Transportation Safety Board of Canada (TSB) has released its investigation report (M19C0403) regarding the 2019 fire aboard the bulk carrier Tecumseh near Windsor, Ontario. The report raises a board safety concern regarding firefighting resources at some Canadian harbors and ports. On Dec. 15, 2019, a fire ignited in the engine room of Tecumseh while transiting the…
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Coast Guard Foundation honors members for rescue on burning rig

Coast Guard Foundation honors members for rescue on burning rig

(STONINGTON, Conn.) — The Coast Guard Foundation, a nonprofit organization committed to strengthening the Coast Guard community and service by supporting members and families, honored a helicopter crew from Coast Guard Air Station Houston on Nov. 4 at the Texas Salutes the Coast Guard event in Houston. Coast Guard Sector Houston-Galveston command center watch standers received notification at 12:51 p.m.…
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NSC commander permanently relieved after grounding

NSC commander permanently relieved after grounding

(PORTSMOUTH, Va.) — Capt. Marc Brandt was permanently relieved of duties as the commanding officer of USCGC James (WMSL 754) on Monday. Vice Adm. Kevin Lunday, commander of Coast Guard Atlantic Area, effected the permanent relief due to a loss of confidence in Brandt’s ability to command the cutter. Brandt was temporarily relieved on Aug. 26, 2022, pending the results…
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13 rescued after fishing vessel, boxship collide off Virginia

13 rescued after fishing vessel, boxship collide off Virginia

(PORTSMOUTH, Va.) — The U.S. Coast Guard and two good Samaritans rescued 13 people from a sinking commercial fishing vessel Friday approximately 63 miles southeast of Chincoteague, Va. Watch standers with Coast Guard Sector Virginia received a mayday call at approximately 2 a.m. from the 115-foot commercial fishing vessel Tremont, stating they were reportedly involved in a collision with the…
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NTSB: Software flaw led to grounding of New York ferry

NTSB: Software flaw led to grounding of New York ferry

(WASHINGTON) — A software flaw combined with the captain’s failure to use backup controls led to the grounding of a passenger ferry last year in New York City, the National Transportation Safety Board (NTSB) said Tuesday. The high-speed passenger ferry Commodore, owned and operated by Seastreak, was transiting northbound on the East River on June 5, 2021, when the catamaran…
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NTSB finds SEACOR Power crew did not face pressure to sail

NTSB finds SEACOR Power crew did not face pressure to sail

The National Transportation Safety Board (NTSB) has found that crew aboard the liftboat SEACOR Power did not face pressure from the home office to get underway. Thirteen people died when the 233-foot SEACOR Power capsized on April 13, 2021 at about 1537 with 19 people on board during a severe storm that brought heavy rain and winds exceeding 80 mph.…
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