Disabled MT Pine Galaxy Arrives In San Francisco Bay

The disabled MT Pine Galaxy was towed into San Francisco Bay on Wednesday exactly two weeks after an engine room fire cut power to the ship and killed one crewmember. The mixed product tanker was towed by commercial tugs beneath the Golden Gate Bridge and SF-Bay Bridge for a shipyard in the port of San Francisco where the vessel will undergo repairs. AIS data from … [Read more...]

USCG: MT Pine Galaxy Progress Slowed

The arrival of a disabled products tanker under tow by a commercial tug to San Francisco Bay is being hampered severe weather, the U.S. Coast said late Sunday. The MT Pine Galaxy and the towing vessel are expected to arrive in San Francisco later this week, the Coast Guard said, about two weeks after an engine room fire cut propulsion and killed one crewmember. The update … [Read more...]

Fatality Reported As Engine Room Fire Disables Tanker Off Oregon

A 485-foot chemical tanker is adrift several hundred miles off the coast of Oregon following an engine room fire that reportedly killed one crewmember. A statement late Friday from the U.S. Coast Guard said air and cutter forces continue to assist the 22-person crew of a Bahamian-flagged tanker that has been disabled since Wednesday when a fire broke out in the main engine … [Read more...]