Sunday, October 22, 2017
Maritime News

Search Suspended for Missing Barge Crew Members Suspended Off Texas

HOUSTON, Oct 22 (Reuters) – A sea and air search was suspended on Sunday for two crew members who went missing after an oil barge caught fire early on Friday...

October 22, 2017
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Monday, October 2, 2017
News

Ohio River Closed to Shipping After Lock Failure

By Karl Plume CHICAGO, Oct 2 (Reuters) – The Ohio River was closed to commercial navigation on Monday near Brookport, Illinois, after a hydraulic system used to open and close lock...

October 2, 2017
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Tuesday, August 1, 2017
News

Power Barge Corporation Announces New Medium Speed Engine Power Barge Design

Dave Nickerson, President of Power Barge Corporation (PBC) announces the American Bureau of Shipping (ABS) Approval In Principle from ABS New Orleans for a new modular medium speed engine power...

August 1, 2017
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Thursday, July 27, 2017
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Maritime News

Frustrated Shippers Say No End in Site to Barge Congestion at Northern European Ports

By Alexander Whiteman (The Loadstar) – Shippers say they feel powerless over the barge congestion crisis in northern Europe – one believing there may be no early solution. Stanley Black...

July 27, 2017
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Friday, April 7, 2017
News

Barge Accidents Shut Parts of Mississippi, Ohio Rivers

By Karl Plume April 7 (Reuters) – Two separate barge accidents halted navigation on the flood-swollen Mississippi and lower Ohio rivers on Friday, severing the flow of grain from the...

April 7, 2017
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Monday, September 26, 2016
Maritime News

Several Mississippi River Locks Likely to close Due to Flooding

Sept 26 (Reuters) – Flooding on the Mississippi River is likely to close three locks on the grain shipping waterway from southern Iowa to northern Missouri later this week, the...

September 26, 2016
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Tuesday, June 9, 2015
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Engineering News

Namibia Explorers Barge-Based Electric Power Plants

Namibia is exploring the option of using barges with power plants to help plug an electricity shortage that may reach 300 megawatts in the next two years, Finance Minister Calle...

June 9, 2015
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Wednesday, May 20, 2015
Maritime News

Fourteen Missing After Barge Capsizes in Singapore

Fourteen people are missing after a barge capsized in Singapore waters on Wednesday. The Maritime and Port Authority of Singapore says the incident was reported at approximately 10:00 a.m. Wednesday...

May 20, 2015
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Monday, November 24, 2014
Incidents

Two Killed After Barge Sinks Off Germany

Two people were killed Monday morning when the barge they were on sank in heavy seas off the coast of Germany.

November 24, 2014
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Tuesday, November 4, 2014
News

Antwerp Seeks Operator for Permanent LNG Bunkering Station for Barges

The Port of Antwerp is seeking an operator for a permanent LNG bunkering station for barges operating within European waters.

November 4, 2014
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Friday, October 24, 2014
Maritime News

Barge Adrift In Beaufort Sea Off Alaska’s North Slope

U.S. and Canadian authorities are trying to figure out what to do about barge that broke free and is adrift in the remote waters of the Beaufort Sea off Alaska’s...

October 24, 2014
Total Views: 168

Thursday, October 23, 2014
News

Watch: Construction Barge Sinks Within Seconds On Chicago River

Some new video has popped up online showing a construction barge sinking on the Chicago River last Friday afternoon in the middle of downtown Chicago.

October 23, 2014
Total Views: 176

Sunday, March 23, 2014
News

Cleanup Crews Battle ‘Significant’ Oil Spill in Houston Ship Channel – Update 2

Oil-recovery vessels worked overnight to contain and remove an unspecified quantity of marine fuel that spilled into the Houston Ship Channel near the mouth of Galveston Bay following a collision, a U.S. Coast Guard spokesman said.

March 23, 2014
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Friday, March 7, 2014
Interesting

Crowley Barge Catches Fire Off Bahamas – UPDATE

Coast Guard search and rescue coordinators in Miami are coordinating fire-fighting efforts of an unmanned 730-foot barge with containers on fire about 86-miles northeast of Nassau, Bahamas.

March 7, 2014
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Saturday, February 8, 2014
News

Icy Illinois River Impedes Barge Traffic

Icy waters on the Illinois River brought barge traffic to a virtual halt this week, slowing transportation of grains and other raw materials to export terminals at the U.S. Gulf with no relief expected as forecasts call for more bitter cold weather in the coming days, officials said on Friday.

February 8, 2014
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Monday, September 9, 2013
Interesting

Disaster Averted on Columbia River

A heads up tugboat crew helped in averting a potentially disastrous situation late Friday night when they hauled in a 250-foot, unlit and unmanned grain barge which may have been intentionally let lose on the Columbia River.

September 9, 2013
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Thursday, July 25, 2013
News

8 Missing After Barge Capsizes Off Singapore

A search and rescue operation is underway off Singapore for eight missing crewmembers of a barge that capsized Wednesday.

July 25, 2013
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Monday, July 1, 2013
Incidents

Scary Scene in China as Barge Capsizes on Yangtze River, Five Missing [VIDEO]

Five people are reportedly missing after a barge capsized Monday morning on the Yangtze River in southwest China's Chongqing Municipality.

July 1, 2013
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Friday, March 15, 2013
Fire Incidents

Fire Continues to Rage in Louisiana Bayou

Update: In a statement posted later on Friday, the Coast Guard said that fter the barge was removed from the scene and taken to a secure location, offloading operations were conducted...

March 15, 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 potential pockets of...

March 13, 2013
Total Views: 7