Coast Guard, partners to remove fuel from capsized ferry

Coast Guard, partners to remove fuel from capsized ferry

(ASTORIA, Ore.) – The U.S. Coast Guard and partner organizations are scheduled to remove fuel and other pollution threats from the ferry Tourist No. 2 on Thursday. The Coast Guard initially responded July 28 after receiving a report that the vessel was taking on water at the 6th Street Pier in Astoria. The Coast Guard authorized up to $200,000 to…
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Historic ferry sinks at its berth on Columbia River

Historic ferry sinks at its berth on Columbia River

(ASTORIA, Ore.) — Tourist No. 2, a 98-year-old former passenger ferry, sank at its berth Thursday on the Columbia River in Astoria, Ore. The U.S. Coast Guard responded and has initiated an investigation into the cause of the sinking. Containment boom was deployed around the 98-foot vessel and Global Diving and Salvage was contracted to provide cleanup services. No one…
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Six rescued after barge, powerboats collide near Galveston

Six rescued after barge, powerboats collide near Galveston

(HOUSTON) — The U.S. Coast Guard and a partner agency rescued six people from the water after a vessel collision Saturday near Goat Island, Texas. Coast Guard Sector Houston-Galveston watch standers received notification at 9:26 p.m. via VHF-FM Channel 16 that a tugboat pushing a barge collided with two recreational boats, one with two people aboard, the other with four…
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Seattle ferry hits mooring dolphin, suffers significant damage

Seattle ferry hits mooring dolphin, suffers significant damage

(SEATTLE) — A ferry struck a mooring dolphin Thursday morning on approach to the Fauntleroy terminal, causing significant damage to the port side of the vessel, Westside Seattle reported. Minor injuries were reported, several cars were damaged in the incident and one car was pinned under the wreckage. According to a Washington State Ferries (WSF) worker on the scene, the…
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Passengers evacuated after fire aboard Canadian ferry

Passengers evacuated after fire aboard Canadian ferry

(WOOD ISLANDS, Prince Edward Island) — The ferry Holiday Island will likely remain moored for the rest of the season due to the fire that began in the ship's engine room Friday morning, CBC News reported. The ship was evacuated at about 1115 while en route to Wood Islands from Caribou, Nova Scotia. The crew launched the lifeboats and deployed…
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Weakened hardware led to serious injuries during lifeboat drill

Weakened hardware led to serious injuries during lifeboat drill

(RICHMOND, British Columbia) — In its investigation report (M20P0353) released Tuesday, the Transportation Safety Board of Canada (TSB) found that weakened hardware and an improperly secured lifeboat sling caused the accidental release of a free-fall lifeboat during a drill aboard the bulk carrier Blue Bosporus in British Columbia. On Dec. 1, 2020, while the crew on Blue Bosporus were carrying…
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Seven tugs aid boxship after Savannah River grounding

Seven tugs aid boxship after Savannah River grounding

(SAVANNAH, Ga.) — The U.S. Coast Guard established a safety zone around the containership Maersk Surabaya after it ran aground in the Savannah River near Fort Jackson on Tuesday. A Coast Guard Station Tybee Island 45-foot response boat-medium (RBM) crew enforced a 509-foot safety zone while seven tugboats repositioned the 1,091-foot vessel to the center of the shipping channel. No…
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Salvage crews complete tow of Spirit of Norfolk

Salvage crews complete tow of Spirit of Norfolk

(NORFOLK, Va.) — Spirit of Norfolk salvage crews completed the tow of the vessel to Colonna's Shipyard on Sunday morning, where the joint U.S. Coast Guard and National Transportation Safety Board investigation team will continue to work toward determining the cause of the fire that gutted the excursion boat on June 7. The unified command overseeing the response has stood…
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Excursion boat with 106 aboard evacuated after fire off Norfolk

Excursion boat with 106 aboard evacuated after fire off Norfolk

(PORTSMOUTH, Va.) — A unified command was established Tuesday evening in response to the fire aboard the excursion boat Spirit of Norfolk and continued with firefighting and salvage operations Wednesday. Spirit of Norfolk caught fire at about noon Tuesday near Naval Station Norfolk. Tugboats pushed the vessel to a mooring at the naval station to continue firefighting efforts and keep…
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