Fire aboard cargo ship in Tacoma causes minimal damage

Fire aboard cargo ship in Tacoma causes minimal damage

(TACOMA, Wash.) — A fire broke out Thursday on the upper deck of the cargo ship Midnight Sun while it was docked at the Port of Tacoma, causing minimal damage, The News Tribune reported. The fire, which was reported at 7:22 p.m., was extinguished by the fire suppression system on the 839-foot ship. The Tacoma Fire Department said a preliminary…
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Fuel barge aground after towboat collision on GIW

Fuel barge aground after towboat collision on GIW

(NEW ORLEANS) — The U.S. Coast Guard began monitoring a barge with heavy fuel oil aboard that went aground after a collision at mile marker 43.5 on the Port Allen route of the Gulf Intracoastal Waterway (GIW) on Saturday. Watch standers at Coast Guard Sector New Orleans received notification that two towboats, Creole Crusader and the Jack Odom, collided at…
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NTSB: Caution area not identified before train hit barge on riverbank

NTSB: Caution area not identified before train hit barge on riverbank

(WASHINGTON) — The National Transportation Board (NTSB) said Thursday that the pilot of a Mississippi River towing vessel and its captain pushed their tow up against a riverbank too close to a railroad track, leading to a collision and train derailment near Galland, Iowa. Marine Investigation Report 22/22 details the NTSB’s investigation into the Nov. 13, 2021, collision between the…
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Danish sailing ship hits littoral combat ship in Baltimore Harbor

Danish sailing ship hits littoral combat ship in Baltimore Harbor

(BALTIMORE) — A Danish training ship hit one of the U.S. Navy’s littoral combat ships (LCS) in Baltimore's Inner Harbor on Sunday, USNI News reported. The Royal Danish Navy’s Danmark hit USS Minneapolis-St. Paul while the Freedom-class LCS was moored at the Baltimore pier for Fleet Week. No U.S. sailors were injured during the incident, according to the Navy. Video…
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TSB cites hydrodynamic forces in Welland cargo ship collision

TSB cites hydrodynamic forces in Welland cargo ship collision

(QUEBEC CITY) — The Transportation Safety Board of Canada (TSB) on Monday released its investigation report (M20C0188) into the collision involving the general cargo vessels Florence Spirit and Alanis in the Welland Canal, Ontario. On July 11, 2020, Florence Spirit and Alanis collided near mile 16 in the canal. Both vessels sustained extensive structural damage to their hulls. No pollution…
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Poor bridge resource management, charting error cited in Gulf rig strike

Poor bridge resource management, charting error cited in Gulf rig strike

(WASHINGTON) — Poor bridge resource management and a charting error led to a bulk carrier striking an oil and gas production platform in the Gulf of Mexico, the National Transportation Safety Board (NTSB) said in Marine Investigation ​Report 22/18 released Tuesday. On Jan. 7, 2021, the dry bulk carrier Ocean Princess struck the uncrewed/out-of-service oil and gas production platform SP-83A…
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