Icebreaker damaged in collision with bulk carrier near Quebec City

Icebreaker damaged in collision with bulk carrier near Quebec City

(QUEBEC CITY) — A bulk carrier collided with a Canadian Coast Guard icebreaker on Saturday afternoon on the St. Lawrence River near Quebec City, temporarily halting maritime traffic, CBC News reported. The bulker Federal Crimson struck the stern of CCGS Pierre Radisson near Sainte-Foy, not far from the two bridges connecting Quebec City to the South Shore. The incident happened…
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Improperly disconnected vehicle battery led to fire that destroyed ro-ro, NTSB says

Improperly disconnected vehicle battery led to fire that destroyed ro-ro, NTSB says

(WASHINGTON) — An electrical fault from an improperly disconnected battery in a used vehicle led to the fire aboard the vehicle carrier Hoegh Xiamen that resulted in $40 million in damage, the National Transportation Safety Board (NTSB) said Thursday. As a result of the investigation, the agency issued eight safety recommendations to federal regulators and the companies involved in the…
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NTSB: Crew’s actions effectively contained fire on OSV near Hawaii

NTSB: Crew’s actions effectively contained fire on OSV near Hawaii

(WASHINGTON ) — The National Transportation Safety Board (NTSB) issued Marine Accident Brief 21/26 on Wednesday, detailing its investigation of the diesel generator engine failure and subsequent fire aboard offshore supply vessel Ocean Intervention on Dec. 19, 2020, near Honolulu, Hawaii. No pollution or injuries to the 16 crewmembers were reported in connection with the mechanical failure, which resulted in…
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NTSB cites inadequate project planning in fatal Texas dredge fire

NTSB cites inadequate project planning in fatal Texas dredge fire

(WASHINGTON) — On Aug. 21, 2020, about 0802 Central Daylight Time, the U.S.-flagged dredge Waymon L. Boyd struck a submerged 16-inch liquid propane pipeline during dredging operations in Corpus Christi, Texas. A geyser of propane gas and water erupted adjacent to the vessel. Shortly thereafter, propane gas engulfed the vessel and an explosion occurred. Fire damaged the vessel and surrounding…
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Kirby to pay $15.3 million for damages resulting from Houston Ship Channel spill

Kirby to pay $15.3 million for damages resulting from Houston Ship Channel spill

(WASHINGTON) — Houston-based Kirby Inland Marine LP has agreed to pay $15.3 million in damages and assessment costs under the Oil Pollution Act to resolve federal and state claims for injuries to natural resources resulting from an oil spill from a Kirby barge, after a collision Kirby caused. The United States and Texas concurrently filed a civil complaint along with…
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Search suspended for missing American Queen crewmember

Search suspended for missing American Queen crewmember

(NEW ORLEANS) — The Coast Guard suspended its search at approximately noon Thursday for a man overboard from the motor vessel American Queen near Baton Rouge, La. Rescue crews searched for more than 100 miles of the Lower Mississippi River for approximately 32 hours. Watch standers with Coast Guard Sector New Orleans received a radio call at 2:03 a.m. Wednesday…
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Search suspended for missing American Queen crewmember

Search suspended for missing American Queen crewmember

(NEW ORLEANS) — The Coast Guard suspended its search at approximately noon Thursday for a man overboard from the motor vessel American Queen near Baton Rouge, La. Rescue crews searched for more than 100 miles of the Lower Mississippi River for approximately 32 hours. Watch standers with Coast Guard Sector New Orleans received a radio call at 2:03 a.m. Wednesday…
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Ship identified as possible cause of damaged California oil pipeline

Ship identified as possible cause of damaged California oil pipeline

The Coast Guard has identified the owner and operator of the containership MSC Danit as “parties in interest” in the damaged pipeline that leaked oil off Southern California. The service is investigating other possible vessels of interest in the incident, Coast Guard spokesperson Lt. j.g. SondraKay Kneen said. Those ships have not been identified. Authorities believe the anchor of a…
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