Onshore Maritime Accidents

Missing NJ Barge Worker’s Body Found

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

Employee Loses Legs in Florida Boat Propeller Accident

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

Remains of Man Found Following Barge 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

Barge Captain Sentenced to Prison for Fatal 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

Why Do Tug and Barge Accidents Occur?

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?

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