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Agencies Respond to Freight Ship Spilling Oil

Nov 02, 2009

The Coast Guard and O'Brien's Response Management are responding to oil which is leaking from the motor vessel Pac Alkaid, which is anchored 10 miles southeast of Southwest Pass near Venice, La. The Pac Alkaid reported the discharge to the Coast Guard at approximately 2 a…

UK Report, Truck Breaks Loose on Ferry

Oct 01, 2009

The UK Marine Accident Investigation Branch (MAIB) issued the report of its investigation of the shift of an articulated road tanker on board a roll-on roll-off high-speed sea service cargo ferry in Loch Ryan, Scotland on 28 January 2009. The…

Grounded Tank Vessel Eagle Tucson

Sep 29, 2009

A 33-ft response boat from U.S. Coast Guard Station Venice, La., monitors efforts to free the grounded tank vessel Eagle Tucson, Monday, Sept. 28, 2009, near Pilottown, La., at the mouth of the Mississippi. The Eagle Tuscon grounded at approximately 2:45 a…

CG Monitoring Oil Spill Off Savannah Coast

Sep 29, 2009

The Coast Guard is continuing to monitor an oil spill approximately nine miles offshore of Savannah after a tank ship damaged its double-hulled fuel tank during the deployment of the ship's anchor Sept. 27.The Singapore-based tank ship, Stolt Vision…

Closed Portion of Houston Ship Channel Opens

Sep 29, 2009

The three mile portion of the 52-mile Houston Ship Channel that was closed due to an oil spill Sept. 25 opened at 12:45 p.m. Sept. 28 to vessel traffic. The channel, which was closed between Old Manchester Dock Three and City Dock 27, is…

NTSB Meets on Alaska Ranger Sinking

Sep 29, 2009

The National Transportation Safety Board will hold a public Board meeting on Wednesday, September 30, 2009, at 9:30 a.m., in its Board Room and Conference Center, 429 L'Enfant Plaza, S.W., Washington, D.C.  There is one agenda item.  On March 23…

CG Responds to Oil Spill off Savannah Coast

Sep 29, 2009

The Coast Guard is responding to an oil spill approximately nine-miles offshore of Savannah after a tank ship punctured a hole in its double-hulled fuel tank during the deployment of the ship's anchor Sept. 27. The Singapore based tank ship…

Oil Recovery Ops in Houston Ship Channel

Sep 29, 2009

The oil spill responders continue clean up efforts today after the 458-ft tank vessel Chemical Supplier allided with a barge and spilled approximately 10,500 gallons of oil in the Houston Ship Channel early on Sept. 25.Responders, as of 5:00 p…

UK Accident Investigation, Chief Officer Fatality

Sep 10, 2009

The UK Marine Accident Investigation Branch (MAIB) released the report of its investigation of the fatality of the chief officer of a ship who fell while descending into a ballast tank while the ship was underway in the Gulf of Aden on 28 January 2009…

Shipwrecks: Cleaning Up from the Past

Sep 09, 2009

Marine salvage and subsea industry leaders gathered today on the MITAGS campus in Linthicum Heights, Md., to discuss the environmental, legal, financial and moral ramifications of the discovery and recovery of marine casualties, new and old…

Philippines Responds to Ferry Sinking

Sep 08, 2009

The Philippines Coast Guard stated that it is coordinating and overseeing the conduct of the search and rescue operations for the remaining unaccounted passengers/crew of the MV Superferry 9. A total of 926 survivors and nine conformed fatalities have been recovered so far…

Report on UK Riverdance Casualty

Sep 08, 2009

The UK Marine Accident Investigation Branch (MAIB) released the report of its investigation into the grounding and subsequent loss of the ro-ro cargo vessel Riverdance on Shell Flats – Cleveleys Beach, Lancashire on 31 January 2008. The root cause seems to have been complacency…

CG Final Report, Lady D Accident

Aug 25, 2009

On August 24, the U.S. Coast Guard released the final report of investigation into the March 2004 capsizing of the passenger vessel Lady D in the northwest harbor of the Patapsco River, Baltimore.Five passengers aboard the Lady D died in the accident…

Hearing for Fleet Management Pilot

Jul 15, 2009

According to the San Francisco Chronicle, federal prosecutors told a judge that the pilot of the container ship that struck the Bay Bridge in November 2007 ignored basic safety precautions, lied to licensing authorities about his prescription drug use…

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