Ships Collide on Mississippi River

Crews of three large ships in Louisiana are recovering after a scary collision on Monday. The incident occurred when the Privocean, a bulk carrier, broke away from its mooring and drifted down the Mississippi River, colliding with Texas, a towing vessel. The Privocean continued down the river, also ...

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Mississippi River Tugboat Crash; 21 Barges Break Loose

Mississippi River Tugboat Crash; 21 Barges Break Loose

A tugboat accident has caused barges to break loose along the Mississippi River near Natchez. The incident occurred when a tugboat, the Lindsay Ann Erickson, struck a bridge. The collision forced 21 barges loose. Nearby workers helped to track down the barges and secure them. They worked the remaind...

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Fatal Norfolk Accident at Colonna’s Shipyard

Fatal Norfolk Accident at Colonna’s Shipyard

An accident involving an excavator at Colonna’s Shipyard in Norfolk, Virginia has left one person dead. According to reports, when rescue workers arrived the employee had already passed away from his injuries. According to the Occupational Safety & Health Administration (OSHA), shipyard wo...

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Low Injury Rate Celebrated by Port of Oakland

Low Injury Rate Celebrated by Port of Oakland

The Port of Oakland in California is celebrating a record-low rate of injuries and fatalities among its dockworkers. Safety reports show that there were 108 injuries and zero fatalities in the year 2014. That’s down 50% from a 2002 report, showing 202 injuries at the Port of Oakland. The port&...

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Ohio River Tow Boat Sinks

A towboat on the Ohio River recently capsized and sank, according to the United States Coast Guard. The Coast Guard shut down the waterway for nearly five miles in order to locate the vessel, which at the time of this writing was unknown. It is believed that the towboat contains several thousand gal...

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