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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.
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."
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.
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.
Four were pulled from the water after a 38' privately-owned tugboat overturned off the coast of Long Island Wednesday.
A 26' tugboat lost control of the barge it was towing off Atlantic Beach, N.Y., Monday evening.
Coast Guard marine inspectors are investigating and monitoring the repair of two barges that collided early Tuesday morning in the Corpus Christi Ship Channel near Ingleside, Texas.
This morning a Coast Guard boat crew oversaw the refloating of the Bald Head Island ferry Adventure, which ran aground Tuesday in the vicinity of Battery Island near Southport, N.C.
The Coast Guard is overseeing the cleanup of 500 gals. of diesel that spilled from a tugboat in the Brownsville Ship Channel near the turning basin.
On Sept. 22, a 50' barge from the Tappan Zee Bridge construction site got loose and drifted nearly a mile down the Hudson River.
Watch out when busting loose
When breaking loose from a barge to transition from towing astern to pushing ahead, that’s when a captain and his vessel are most vulnerable to losing control.
Author: Joel Milton
March 6, 2014