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Coast Guard rescues three from tug taking on water


The Coast Guard rescued three crewmembers aboard an uninspected towing vessel on Lake Pontchartrain, Tuesday.   Continued »

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Second barge runs aground near Longboat Key, Fla.


Coast Guard crews are responding to a second barge grounding in 24 hours near Long Boat Key, Fla., Tuesday, after heavy weather caused a tugboat to lose control of the two barges it was pushing.   Continued »

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A boat fire, especially offshore, is a frightening thing. With smoke and flames pouring down narrow corridors, into small rooms or across a deck, escape routes are few and often nonexistent.   Continued »

A Coast Guard response boat patrols the Kirby Barge 27706 during clean up efforts near Texas City Dike, March 23, 2014.

Oil spill in Houston Ship Channel after barge collision


Saturday afternoon a collision between the bulk carrier Summer Wind and a barge, towed by the motor vessel Miss Susan, resulted in the release of approximately 168,000 gals. of bunker fuel in the Houston Ship Channel.     Continued »

Damage caused by a collision between this vessel, the cargo ship Genius Star VII and a barge carrying 840,000 gallons of fuel oil in the Houston Ship Channel, March 15, 2014.

Coast Guard investigates cause of collision in Houston Ship Channel


The Coast Guard is investigating the cause of a collision between the cargo ship Genius Star VII and a barge loaded with 840,000 gals. of #6 fuel oil in the Houston Ship Channel, Friday.   Continued »

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Video: Rena salvage success


Salvors Resolve Salvage and Fire yesterday successfully raised the top half of the accommodation block from the wrecked containership Rena and placed it onto a transport barge.   Continued »

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Video: Hazardous materials removed from grounded vessel


The U.S. Navy, in partnership with other federal and local agencies, removed heavy oil, diesel fuel and batteries from the Japanese commercial fishing vessel Daiki Maru 7 that ran aground in outer Apra Harbor on Feb. 13.     Continued »

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Video: 'Reckless' captain blamed for Bounty sinking


The NTSB report on the October 2012 sinking of the tall ship Bounty was released on Monday. The report said the probable cause of the fatal sinking was Bounty Capt. Robin Walbridge's "reckless decision to sail ... into the well-forecast path of Hurricane Sandy."   Continued »

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Bollard failure a factor in Carnival Triumph breakaway, says NTSB


The National Transportation Safety Board has released its report on the April 2013 incident in which the cruise ship Carnival Triumph broke free during a windstorm from its moorings at the BAE Systems shipyard in Mobile, Ala., where it was undergoing repairs.   Continued »

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Crew of sinking cargo ship rescued in Pacific


After abandoning ship approximately 440 miles west of Guam on Monday, 24 crewmembers of the 500' cargo ship Rich Forest were safely brought aboard a merchant vessel.   Continued »

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Costa Concordia cover-up
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