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The Coast Guard rescued three crewmembers aboard an uninspected towing vessel on Lake Pontchartrain, Tuesday.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
A sad tug tale
The sad end to an able tug from New York Harbor speaks to a larger issue that confronts many waterfront communities.
Author: Kathy Bergren Smith
April 17, 2014
Costa Concordia cover-up
Now that the wrecked cruise ship Costa Concordia is upright, the world's eyes turn from the technical drama of the salvage operation to the legal drama of the captain's trial.
Author: Leslie Taylor
April 15, 2014
Changing a vessel's mission?
Even if you only make a slight change in how you use your vessel, one of the first calls you should make before you sign off on the changes should be to your marine insurance agent.
Author: Gene McKeever
April 15, 2014