NY Tugboat Crewmember Loses Arm in Accident

NY Tugboat Crewmember Loses Arm in Accident

A crew member of a New York tugboat is recovering from losing his arm. That’s the news out of New York City, where the tugboat Mister T  was helping to move another vessel. First responders say they received a call around 9:00 PM the night of April 13, 2017. A 27-year-old crew member was adjus...

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Worker Injured at Elizabeth River Terminal

Worker Injured at Elizabeth River Terminal

Slips and falls happen. But one accident in Chesapeake landed a maritime worker in the hospital. A shipyard worker had to be rescued after a fall in Chesapeake last week. Reports say that the Chesapeake Fire Department was on site at the Elizabeth River Terminals February 15, 2017. They received a c...

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Minimizing Risk with Ro-ro Fires

Minimizing Risk with Ro-ro Fires

A new loss prevention guide on preventing, detecting and fighting fires on roll on roll off vessels has been published. North P&I Club has offered a free 10 page guide on their website. It explains how ro-ro fires start, why they’re so dangerous and how to prevent them from ever starting i...

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Crewman Drowns When TX Tugboat Capsizes

Crewman Drowns When TX Tugboat Capsizes

A capsized tugboat in the San Jacinto River in Texas led to the death of one man. Authorities say the vessel began taking on water and flipped over, sending five crew members into the water. Four of the crew were located in the water and rescued, but the fifth person was missing. The Coast Guard [&h...

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Teen Charged in Drunken Boating Collision

Teen Charged in Drunken Boating Collision

An 18-year-old has been arrested following a boating accident this week. The early morning – or late night, depending on how you look at it – crash occurred when the teen and a friend were thrown off their boat when the collided with another vessel. Police arrived on scene to discover on...

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