Last October, a crewmember of a tugboat fell from a barge ladder and into the water at an oil depot in New Jersey. The 55-year-old’s body was recovered the following day by police divers. The Coast Guard is still investigating to determine if the death was caused by negligence. So far, the investigation has shown…

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Sadly, last week, the U.S. Coast Guard suspended the search for a missing towboat deckhand who reportedly fell overboard from a vessel into the Mississippi River. According to Professional Mariner, the man went missing near Osceola, Arkansas, on April 7. He allegedly fell overboard from the Joe Ellis into the Mississippi River at the Mid…

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Vessels struck bridges in two separate incidents on January 7, 2013. This video shows some of the damage after an empty oil tanker sideswiped a tower of the San Francisco-Oakland Bay Bridge in California. The US Coast Guard warned the 752-foot OVERSEAS REYMAR that it was off course before the ship scraped a 30-to-40-foot section of…

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