Coast Guard medevacs mariners off NOAA vessel, bulk carrier

Coast Guard medevacs mariners off NOAA vessel, bulk carrier

(SAN PEDRO, Calif.) – The U.S. Coast Guard reported on Tuesday that it medically evacuated a 61-year-old man from a National Oceanic Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) research vessel 46 miles off Santa Maria, Calif. Coast Guard Sector Los Angeles-Long Beach watch standers received a call reporting that a crewmember aboard the NOAA vessel had sustained a head injury. The watch standers…
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Heater aboard bulker in layup cited in $100 million fire

Heater aboard bulker in layup cited in $100 million fire

(WASHINGTON) — The National Transportation Safety Board (NTSB) has issued three safety recommendations following an investigation into the Feb. 1, 2021, engine room fire aboard the bulk carrier Roger Blough. Roger Blough was docked in winter layup at the Fincantieri Bay Shipbuilding facility in Sturgeon Bay, Wis., when a fire started in the engine room. The cargo-unloading conveyor belts then…
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Coast Guard medevacs crewman from dredge near Houston

Coast Guard medevacs crewman from dredge near Houston

(HOUSTON) — The U.S. Coast Guard medevaced a 37-year-old man Monday from a dredging vessel in Houston. Coast Guard Sector Houston-Galveston command center watch standers received a medevac request at 9:26 a.m. from the captain of dredging vessel Terrapin Island stating a crewman had severely injured his hand and was in need of assistance. The incident occurred in the Houston…
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NTSB plans public meeting on cause of SEACOR Power capsizing

NTSB plans public meeting on cause of SEACOR Power capsizing

(WASHINGTON) — On Oct. 18, at 9:30 a.m. Eastern, the National Transportation Safety Board (NTSB) will hold a virtual public board meeting to determine the probable cause for the 2021 capsizing of the liftboat SEACOR Power. The board will discuss these four safety issues: • Gaps in forecasting and communications of weather events. • Operation and stability of restricted-service liftboats…
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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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