According to NJ.com, officials from the U.S. Coast Guard have confirmed that the body of a man recovered near Bayonne is that of a barge worker who fell into the water in Kill Van Kull in October. The worker was performing tasks at the Pier 1 of the International Matex Tank Terminal on October 16 … Continue reading Missing NJ Barge Worker’s Body Found
Onshore Maritime Accidents
WTVT-TV reported last week that a Florida worker suffered severe injuries after he fell from a barge in Port Canaveral in the middle of a channel, striking a propeller. The station reported that the accident occurred on November 10, at around 10 p.m., when a man working on a dredge barge fell overboard and struck … Continue reading Employee Loses Legs in Florida Boat Propeller Accident
According to the Associated Press, the Arkansas state medical examiner has identified the remains of a man found in the Mississippi River as those of a worker who went missing last year when a barge capsized. The news outlet reported that officials were able to identify the man, who went missing in April 2014, after … Continue reading Remains of Man Found Following Barge Accident
The Chicago Tribune reported recently that the captain of a boat that was pushing a barge that exploded in 2005 has been sentenced to jail in connection to a seaman’s death. According to the Tribune, the captain, Dennis M. Egan, 36, was found guilty of one count of negligent manslaughter of a seaman and one … Continue reading Barge Captain Sentenced to Prison for Fatal Accident
As many barges are not self-propelled and need to be towed by tugboats, accidents involving them can be quite violent. Many barges carry heavy goods, meaning the weight involved in a crash lead to catastrophic damages for other vessels. One example of a barge accident that occurred recently involved a pair being towed by the … Continue reading Why Do Tug and Barge Accidents Occur?