Multiple fireboats respond as barge burns in Delaware River

Multiple fireboats respond as barge burns in Delaware River

(BOWERS, Del.) — The U.S. Coast Guard and local fire agencies are responding to a barge fire approximately 9 miles south of Port Mahon on Monday morning. Watch standers at the Sector Delaware Bay Command Center received a call at approximately 1 a.m. reporting a barge on fire in the Delaware River. The barge was reportedly carrying household appliances for…
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Bulker crewman injured in electrical incident near New Orleans

Bulker crewman injured in electrical incident near New Orleans

(NEW ORLEANS) — The U.S. Coast Guard medevaced a 28-year-old male crewmember Tuesday from a bulk carrier near New Orleans. Coast Guard Sector New Orleans watch standers received notification by personnel aboard the bulk carrier UBC Stavanger that a crewmember was reportedly experiencing pain from an electrical incident that had occurred. Watch standers then coordinated a Coast Guard Air Station…
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Coast Guard rescues seven after megayacht takes on water

Coast Guard rescues seven after megayacht takes on water

(SEATTLE) — The U.S. Coast Guard rescued seven people over the weekend after the 143-foot yacht they were aboard took on water and became disabled 25 miles off the Washington coast. Watch standers at the Coast Guard Sector Columbia River command center received a radio call from the crew of the vessel at 6 a.m. Saturday, reporting the yacht was…
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Search suspended for bulker crewman in Delaware River

Search suspended for bulker crewman in Delaware River

(PHILADELPHIA) — The U.S. Coast Guard has suspended the search for a 30-year-old man in the Delaware River in the vicinity of Central Waterfront on Saturday. The Coast Guard searched 87 square miles over the course of 3.5 hours. Watch standers from Coast Guard Sector Delaware Bay received the initial report from the master of the 590-foot Singapore-flagged bulk carrier…
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NTSB opens public docket on Seacor Power capsizing

NTSB opens public docket on Seacor Power capsizing

(WASHINGTON) — The National Transportation Safety Board (NTSB) opened the public docket Wednesday as part of its ongoing investigation of the April 13, 2021, fatal capsizing of the liftboat Seacor Power near Port Fourchon, La. A rain squall passed over the vessel as it transited the open waters of the gulf. Visibility dropped and the winds increased significantly, so crew…
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Unsecured hatches led to sinking of tug off Puerto Rico

Unsecured hatches led to sinking of tug off Puerto Rico

(WASHINGTON) — Unsecured openings in the deck of a towing vessel led to its flooding and sinking off the coast of Puerto Rico, the National Transportation Safety Board (NTSB) said Thursday. Marine Investigation Report 22/12 details the NTSB’s investigation into the Dec. 24, 2020, flooding and sinking of the towing vessel Proassist III near Puerto Yabucoa, Puerto Rico. The towing…
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High water, ineffective comms cited in New Orleans grounding

High water, ineffective comms cited in New Orleans grounding

(WASHINGTON) — The decision to overtake a tow in a large river bend occupied by multiple vessels during high-water conditions led to the grounding of a tanker and contact with river intake fender systems in New Orleans, the National Transportation Safety Board (NTSB) said Thursday. Marine Investigation Report 22/11 details the NTSB’s investigation into the March 16, 2021, grounding of…
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Captain’s sleep inertia led to tow striking lock gate

Captain’s sleep inertia led to tow striking lock gate

(WASHINGTON) — A captain assuming a watch immediately after waking led to a tow striking a lock gate in the Gulf Intracoastal Waterway, the National Transportation Safety Board (NTSB) said in Marine Investigation Report 22/09 released Tuesday. On March 22, 2021, the towing vessel Ava Claire was transiting westbound pushing two fully loaded tank barges in the Gulf Intracoastal Waterway…
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Containers to be removed in bid to refloat Ever Forward

Containers to be removed in bid to refloat Ever Forward

(BALTIMORE) — The U.S. Coast Guard, Maryland Department of the Environment and Evergreen Marine Corp., in partnership with multiple other responders, have announced a revised strategy to refloat the containership Ever Forward. Salvage experts determined they would not be able to overcome the ground force of Ever Forward in its current loaded condition. The Coast Guard said the new strategy…
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