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Houston Shipping Channel Reopens to All

Feb 17, 2010

Salvages crews recovered the tug vessel J.R. Nichols early the morning of Feb. 13, and the Houston Ship Channel was reopened at 1:15 p.m. to all traffic.The salvage vessel Big John hoisted the sunken 56-ft tug vessel from the Houston Ship Channel at 2 a…

Grounding in Russia’s Bourgas Bay

Feb 10, 2010

According to a Feb. 8 report from The Sofia Echo, a Russian flagged ship, Irtysh 1, has been forced onto the shallow waters and sand of Bourgas Bay, the Bulgarian Ministry of Transport said on its website. Strong winds and high seas tore the…

USCG Searches for Man Over Board

Jan 28, 2010

The Coast Guard is searching for a 26-year-old Myanmarese crewmember reported to have fallen overboard from the 792-ft container ship Cap Gilbert approximately 450 miles south of Adak Island Jan. 25. The Coast Guard 17th District command center…

Sabine-Neches Waterway Open, Limited Traffic

Jan 28, 2010

The Unified Command, consisting of the Texas General Land Office, the U.S. Coast Guard and the Eagle Otome's owner, opened the Sabine-Neches Waterway on Jan. 27 to limited traffic after moving the tank vessel Eagle Otome to the Sunoco oil terminal in Beaumont on the evening of Jan…

Port Arthur Vessel Collision

Jan 23, 2010

The Coast Guard and agency partners have formed a Unified Command in response to an oil spill in the Port of Port Arthur, on Jan. 23. Vessel Traffic Service Port Arthur received notification at 9:30 a.m. reporting a collision between the towing…

Apache Reports Fire on GOM Platform

Jan 13, 2010

Apache Corporation (NYSE:APA) reported a fire aboard its East Cameron (EC) 2 processing platform, in La. state waters of the Gulf of Mexico about two miles off the coast of Cameron Parish.The three personnel on the platform, all Island Operating employees…

CG Investigates Tanker Ship in Gravesend Bay

Jan 11, 2010

The Coast Guard is continuing to investigate the circumstances surrounding a tanker ship in Gravesend Bay that ruptured a tank around 9 a.m, Jan. 10. The tank was overfilled in the process of on-loading ethanol, which resulted in the rupture…

Seaman Killed by Mooring Lines

Dec 29, 2009

According to a report from www.silive.com, a deckhand at the Moran Towing Corp. dock in Port Richmond, was crushed to death on board one of the company's tugboats in Hackensack River near Secaucus, N.J., at 2:00 a.m. the morning of Dec. 27. Ricardo Young…

Crowley Tug Pathfinder Stable after Spill

Dec 27, 2009

The Crowley tugboat Pathfinder, which grounded the night of Dec. 23 on Bligh Reefin Alaska, was stabilized on Dec. 25, at anchor near Busby Island surrounded by oil spill containment boom. A salvage team from TITAN Salvage has arrived at the…

Wrongful Death Lawsuit Against Tug Operator, Navy

Dec 24, 2009

After a four-day trial, a federal judge ruled on Dec. 18 in favor of the family of Freddie Porter, Jr., a 19-year-old U.S. Navy enlisted seaman from New Jersey who in 2007 was killed when the small craft carrying him was overrun by a tugboat pushing a large flotilla on Virginia's James River…

ASA Member Responds to Grounded Bulk Carrier

Nov 24, 2009

A member of the American Salvage Association (ASA) responded to a grounded bulk carrier, CSL Assiniboine, which occurred on November 16 in the St. Lawrence Seaway near Cardinal, Ontario, Canada.  It has been reported that engine troubles caused the vessel to drift off course…

CG Photo: Barge Grounding at Sandbridge

Nov 19, 2009

A Nov. 16 photo of the Crowley barge La Princesa grounded on the Sandbridge beach in Virginia Beach, Va. while responders work to get lines in place for towing efforts. The barge has now been refloated. (U.S. Coast Guard photo by Petty Officer 3rd Class Mark Jones)

ASA Members Respond to Grounded Barge

Nov 19, 2009

On Nov. 18, two members of the American Salvage Association (ASA) successfully pulled a grounded barge, La Princesa, off Sandbridge beach in Virginia Beach, Va.  The barge had broken free from the tug Sentry and grounded on the beach near Little Island Pier in Virginia Beach…

Salvage Company to Move Grounded Barge

Nov 16, 2009

The 580-ft barge La Princesa remains aground north of Sandbridge Pier in Virginia Beach. Titan Maritime, LLC, continues preparations for salvaging the vessel and will attempt to begin operations when weather and sea conditions permit.Members of the Coast Guard’s Atlantic Strike Team…

Update on Freight Ship Oil Spill in GOM

Nov 04, 2009

Divers patched a hole in the motor vessel Pac Alkaid Nov. 1, preventing further spillage of oil into the Gulf of Mexico and enabling the freight ship to successfully transit up the Mississippi River to a shipyard in New Orleans.  The initial discharge of an estimated 12…

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