Tug grounds after collision near Corpus Christi refinery

Tug grounds after collision near Corpus Christi refinery

(CORPUS CHRISTI, Texas) — The U.S. Coast Guard is responding to a tugboat that ran aground near the South Texas Gateway refinery in Corpus Christi on Monday. Coast Guard Sector Corpus Christi watch standers received a call at 4 p.m. Sunday from the agent of G&H Towing stating that the tug Mark E. Kuebler had ran aground outside the channel…
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Crewman medevaced after falling aboard boxship near Galveston

Crewman medevaced after falling aboard boxship near Galveston

(HOUSTON) — The U.S. Coast Guard medevaced an injured crewman Friday from a containership in the Houston Ship Channel near Galveston, Texas. Coast Guard Sector Houston-Galveston watch standers received a notification at 1 p.m. from the Houston Pilots aboard CMA CGA Samson, a 1,099-foot containership, stating a 34-year-old crewmember had fallen and sustained a severe lower leg injury. Watch standers…
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Mariner airlifted after breaking legs on boxship off Alaska

Mariner airlifted after breaking legs on boxship off Alaska

(KODIAK, Alaska) — A Coast Guard Air Station Kodiak air crew, forward deployed to Cold Bay, medically evacuated a mariner from a vessel 220 miles south of Dutch Harbor, Alaska, on Wednesday. The MH-60 Jayhawk helicopter crew hoisted the 44-year-old man from the 550-foot containership FPMC 33 and safely transported him back to Cold Bay for a wing-to-wing transfer with…
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NTSB: Improper lookouts led to collision that sank tanker

NTSB: Improper lookouts led to collision that sank tanker

(WASHINGTON) — Two crews not maintaining proper lookouts led to the collision between a yacht and a tanker near Nassau, Bahamas, the National Transportation Safety Board (NTSB) said Wednesday. The collision resulted in the sinking of the tanker and nearly $7.9 million in damage. The motor yacht Utopia IV and tanker Tropic Breeze were transiting the Northeast Providence Channel on…
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ATB tug partially sinks at pier in Port of Milwaukee

ATB tug partially sinks at pier in Port of Milwaukee

(MILWAUKEE, Wis.) — The U.S. Coast Guard responded Monday after it was reported that the towing vessel Michigan was sinking in the Kinnickinnic River in the Port of Milwaukee. The National Response Center reported the incident to Coast Guard watch standers at 11:27 a.m., stating that the 112-foot tug – part of an articulated tug-barge (ATB) with the petroleum carrier…
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NTSB welcomes duck boat safety rules in defense bill

NTSB welcomes duck boat safety rules in defense bill

(WASHINGTON) — National Transportation Safety Board (NTSB) Chairwoman Jennifer Homendy welcomed maritime safety improvements in the James M. Inhofe National Defense Authorization Act for fiscal year 2023, which President Biden signed into law on Dec. 23. The legislation advances NTSB recommendations for amphibious vessels known as DUKW boats and requires the U.S. Coast Guard to provide an initial response to…
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Tanker crewman airlifted after injury off Southwest Pass

Tanker crewman airlifted after injury off Southwest Pass

(NEW ORLEANS) — The U.S. Coast Guard medevaced a 48-year-old male crewmember from an oil tanker vessel Tuesday approximately 58 miles southwest of Southwest Pass, La. Coast Guard Sector New Orleans watch standers received a call at 4:58 a.m. from PGC Ikaros personnel stating a crewmember fell and sustained injuries to his arm. Watch standers coordinated the launch of a…
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