Report: Eagle Otome captain accidentally stopped engine

(PORT ARTHUR, Texas) — The captain of the Eagle Otome may have pressed the wrong button while trying to rev his engine to regain control of the drifting vessel, the Beaumont Enterprise newspaper reported. The testimony came during a Coast Guard formal hearing on the recent collision and oil spill. Allegedly, the captain accidentally pushed a button that stopped the engine.
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By Professional Mariner Staff