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Triple vessel collision on the Lower Miss

8/14/2014

Late Tuesday evening, the Maltese-flagged 623'x105' bulk carrier Flag Gangos lost power and steering near mile marker 97.4 on the Lower Miss. River in New Orleans.   Continued »

 
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Costa Concordia begins journey to Genoa

7/23/2014

This morning, the Costa Concordia departed Giglio and began its final voyage to Genoa, where it will be scrapped   Continued »

 

Tug crew assists disabled vessel near Kotzebue, Alaska

7/10/2014

The Coast Guard, Alaska State Troopers, local search and rescue and the crew of the tug Naniq responded to a disabled vessel near Kotzebue, Alaska, Wednesday.   Continued »

 
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NTSB releases report on towboat grounding in Cape Cod Canal

7/1/2014

The National Transportation Safety Board (NTSB) has posted the report of its investigation into the grounding of the towing vessel Justice in the Hog Island Channel near the southwest end of the Cape Cod Canal on March 21, 2013.   Continued »

 
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NTSB issues report on Illinois River dam allision

6/26/2014

The National Transportation Safety Board (NTSB) has issued the report of its investigation of the allision of the tow of the towing vessel Dale A. Heller with the Marseilles Dam on the Illinois River last April.   Continued »

 

Kirby towboat collides with pleasure craft

6/24/2014

A collision between the towing vessel Dixie Courage and a pleasure craft caused one of the involved boats to sink, presenting a possible hazard to navigation and causing a temporary closure of a two-mile stretch of the Gulf Intracoastal Waterway Sunday.   Continued »

 

Man overboard rescued by Washington state ferry crew

6/24/2014

Coast Guard and Washington State Ferry crews rescued a man who fell overboard from his vessel in the vicinity of Elliott Bay Marina, Monday.   Continued »

 
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Video: Three injured in Delaware City fireboat crash

6/5/2014

Three firefighters were injured after a fireboat crashed into into a jetty in Delaware City on Wednesday.   Continued »

 
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Casualty hearing for Houston Ship Channel collision planned

5/29/2014

The Coast Guard, working with the National Transportation Safety Board, will begin a formal hearing at the Galveston County Criminal Justice Center Monday at 1 p.m., to receive testimony regarding the collision between the Summer Wind and Miss Susan.   Continued »

 
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Court says no to ACL's spill reimbursement effort

5/29/2014

An appeals court has set back American Commercial Lines’ (ACL) efforts to get reimbursed for cleanup costs from a 2008 accident which spilled more than 250,000 gals. of fuel into the Mississippi River at New Orleans, closing about 100 miles of the waterway for days.   Continued »

 
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