Drowning Accidents

How Did This Tugboat Crewmember Lose His Life?

Last month, the friends and loved ones of a 33-year-old tugboat deckhand mourned for his passing after a tragic tugboat accident. They smiled sadly and spoke of how he could light up the room, but they all still wanted answers as to the circumstances of his death. On April 19th, a tugboat on the San … Continue reading How Did This Tugboat Crewmember Lose His Life?

Worker Loses His Life in New Jersey Tugboat Accident

Last week, an 84-foot-long tugboat crashed into a construction barge near the Tappan Zee Bridge in New York. The 13 crewmembers of the construction barge were not injured, but unfortunately, three of the crewmembers did not survive the tugboat accident. Three tugboats were pushing a separate barge across the Hudson River from Albany to New … Continue reading Worker Loses His Life in New Jersey Tugboat Accident

Construction Worker Killed in St. Louis Tugboat Accident

According to KTVI-TV, a construction worker was killed on July 16 in St. Louis when a tugboat hit the Eads Bridge. The news outlet reported that the victim, age 24, was working on a sandblasting project on the bridge when the vessel struck it. He reportedly fell from his position on the bridge, to his … Continue reading Construction Worker Killed in St. Louis Tugboat Accident

Captain Killed After Tug Sinks Near Long Island

Tragically, on March 14, the captain of a tugboat died following a sinking incident in the Atlantic Ocean, off the coast of Long Island. According to Professional Mariner, the incident, which remains under investigation, also involved three crewmembers who managed to put on survival suits while abandoning the Sea Bear as it began to take … Continue reading Captain Killed After Tug Sinks Near Long Island

Crewmembers Rescued After Tugboat Capsizes

According to Professional Mariner, two men had to be rescued from a capsized tugboat in Louisiana’s Lake Pontchartrain last December. The news outlet reported that the U.S. Coast Guard in New Orleans identified the 48-foot vessel in distress as the M/V Bella. The operator of the tugboat, K&L Marine Service LLC, told the news outlet … Continue reading Crewmembers Rescued After Tugboat Capsizes

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