Monday, April 1, 2013

Product Tanker Hits Bridge in New Hampshire [UPDATE]

A 16,909 DWT oil product tanker has struck the Sarah Mildfred Long bridge on the Piscataqua River, the river that forms the border between southern Maine and

April 1, 2013
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Wednesday, March 13, 2013
Fire Incidents

Barge Strike Causes Massive Fireball in Louisiana Bayou [INCIDENT PHOTOS]

Update: The fire has reportedly reduced in size by approximately 30 percent, and there are no reports of oil in the water.  The Coast Guard says that

March 13, 2013
Total Views: 16

Tuesday, March 5, 2013

Crunch… Royal Navy Frigate Tags Canary Wharf

HMS Lancaster, a 4900 tonne Type 23 Royal Navy frigate makes a rather rough landing at London’s Canary Wharf dock. Video by Meredic

March 5, 2013
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Sunday, January 27, 2013
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Crude Oil Barges Strike Railroad Bridge on Mississippi River, Spill Reported

The U.S. Coast Guard reports that two tank barges allided with a Mississippi River railroad overpass on Sunday, spilling an unknown quantity of light crude oil

January 27, 2013
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Wednesday, January 9, 2013

New York Harbor High Speed Ferry Crash: At Least 57 Injured, 2 Critical [UPDATE]

Click HERE for latest update Update: The incident occurred at the Pier 11 ferry terminal in Manhattan, N.Y. Fifty-seven injuries have been reported after the

January 9, 2013
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Tuesday, January 8, 2013

Was Speed a Factor in the Overseas Reymar Allision?

As the Coast Guard and the National Transportation Safety Board launch their investigation into Monday’s tanker allision with the San Francisco Bay

January 8, 2013
Total Views: 70

Monday, January 7, 2013
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OSG Tanker Allides With San Francisco Bay Bridge [INCIDENT PHOTOS]

A double-hulled oil tanker owned by Overseas Shipholding Group sustained damage, but is not believed to be leaking oil after alliding with the San Francisco

January 7, 2013
Total Views: 72

Wednesday, December 12, 2012

Concordia’s Sister Ship Damaged in Pier Allision in Marseilles

Strong winds caused a Costa Crociere cruise ship to slam against a pier in Marseilles, France, leaving a nearly 30-foot long gash in the side of the ship above

December 12, 2012
Total Views: 44

Tuesday, December 11, 2012

Bulker Damaged in Pier Allision

A 730-foot Canadian-flagged bulk carrier was damaged Tuesday after alliding with a pier along the Maumee River near Toledo, OH. The U.S. Coast Guard says that

December 11, 2012
Total Views: 13

Tuesday, May 22, 2012

Alaskan Ferry T-Bone’s Fish Processing Plant [INCIDENT VIDEO]

Here is some video taken from onboard the Matanuska ferry at the moment it crashed into the Ocean Beauty Seafood dock and processing plant in Petersburg,

May 22, 2012
Total Views: 41

Friday, May 18, 2012
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Stena Ferry Knocks over Container Loading Crane in Gdynia, Serious Injuries Reported

Three port employees have been injured following an accident in the Port of Gdynia, following a collision between the Swedish ferry, Stena Spirit, and an arm

May 18, 2012
Total Views: 91

Tuesday, April 24, 2012
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NTSB: Faulty Valve to Blame in Crash of Staten Island Ferry, Andrew J. Barberi

WASHINGTON – On May 8, 2010, the 310-foot-long passenger ferry Andrew J. Barberi lost propulsion control of one its two cycloidal propellers as the

April 24, 2012
Total Views: 99

Friday, January 27, 2012

Cargo Ship Strikes Kentucky Bridge, Bridge Collapses

A bridge in western Kentucky has partially collapsed after being struck by a cargo ship Thursday night.  According to officials, two spans of the U.S. 68/KY

January 27, 2012
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Monday, October 24, 2011

Over 70 Injured In Hong Kong Ferry Allision

HONG KONG–Over 70 commuters were injured–some seriously–after their passenger ferry crashed into a mooring pillar after departure from an

October 24, 2011
Total Views: 1

Thursday, July 2, 2009
Fire Incidents

Casualty Outlook

It’s been a bad week for lifeboats, once termed ‘the Pinto of the seas’. Over at Maritime Accident Casebook three incidents during drills and

July 2, 2009
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Wednesday, September 17, 2008

Pilotage Paradox – A Look Into The Cosco Busan Allision

Pilotage Paradox by Paul Drouin The Cosco Busan accident, as with many others that have the same root cause, can be categorized into what I call the pilotage

September 17, 2008
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Monday, May 26, 2008

Incident Photo Of The Week – Norwegian Spirit

Yesterday the passengers of the cruise ship Norwegian Spirit were, as the Daily News headline reads, “Cruising For A Bruising”, yesterday as the

May 26, 2008
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Tuesday, November 20, 2007
Oil Spill

San francisco Oil Spill Hearings – A Response to Admiral Bone, USCG

Yesterday my comments were published on the front page of The San Francisco Chronicle in an article titled; “Hearing today at Presidio – tough

November 20, 2007
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Friday, November 16, 2007
Oil Spill

Cosco Busan Crew Remain Silent During NTSB Interview

In other news The San Jose Mercury News tells us; The International Maritime Organization saw the Cosco Busan oil spill coming: Last year, it banned new ships

November 16, 2007
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Sunday, November 11, 2007

Bridge Resource Management – A New Focus On Watchkeeping

First a note… I am publishing this short clip ahead of my next article because of its importance! While preparing our upcoming “questions for

November 11, 2007
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