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Coast Guard rescues father, daughter aboard grounded tugboat near York River. Unable to load video. A Coast Guard crew and local emergency agencies brought to safety a man and child whose boat ran aground near the York River Sunday morning. (Courtesy Video U.S. Coast Guard District 5).

The Sudanese Port of Suakin recently received container cranes and tugboats from Qatar Ports Management Company (Mwani Qatar) as part of the implementation of the first phase of the MoU the company had signed with the Port of Sudan. Under the MoU, the Port of Suakin would be developed with ...
OSHAWA--Liability issues on the Oshawa pier adjacent to Lakeview Park may result in the pier's closure to the public. The pier is owned by the Oshawa Port Authority. The port and the City of Oshawa has a promenade agreement dating back to 1986 allowing for public use of the pier, which sits on ...
The filing in federal court is in connection to the drowning deaths of Keith Pigram, 34, and Anquavious Jamison, 19, after their tugboat capsized in the Mississippi River this past December. There is now a legal battle between the Memphis-based tugboat company and the families of their employees.
A tugboat anchor struck underwater oil and electrical lines and caused an insulation fluid spill in the waterway connecting Lake Michigan and Lake Huron earlier this month, Michigan's attorney general said this week. Bill Schuette said he notified VanEnkevort Tug & Barge that he's planning civil ... Great Lakes

LANSING, MI -- An Escanaba company has been named as the party responsible for an anchor strike resulting in a spill of toxic chemicals into the Straits of Mackinac earlier this month. Michigan Attorney General Bill Schuette plans to bring civil action against Vanekevort Tug and Barge Inc., he ...
The South African Maritime Safety Authority (Samsa) has launched an investigation into a collision between a car carrier vessel and a tugboat while the ... In April last year a freight ship that entered the harbour with the help of two tugboats and a harbour pilot collided with the quayside and a bulk ...
PADUCAH, Ky. - Crews are still trying to figure out what caused a towboat to sink along the Ohio River. The U.S. Coast Guard Marine Safety Unit in Paducah says the incident happened Friday afternoon near Cairo, Illinois. A spokesperson says three people were on board at the time, but managed ... Ohio
Main Iron Works, Houma, La., is building four new 2,680-hp inland towboats for Kirby Inland Marine. Work on the 88'x35'x12'2″ vessels has begun and delivery is scheduled for August, October, and December 2018, Main Iron said in announcing the contract. Three of the new boats have been ...
BEAVER ISLAND, MI - A U.S. Coast Guard helicopter and an ice breaker teamed up to rescue two tribal fishermen whose tug boat became stranded in ... then landed on the island where they worked with authorities to get some firewood they could drop down to the tugboat, which had a wood furnace on ...
In 1954, a tug boat known as Kevin B sunk off the north end of Great Captain's Island. Before the fire, the wooden 85 ft tug boat that ran barges of sand and gravel up into Port Chester for Buchanan Marine. Numerous boaters over the years have wrecked on it. Back in 1954 the wooden tug boat caught fire.
The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers reported Wednesday that it has located the wreck of the 65-foot pushboat Natalie Jean, the towboat that sank on the Mississippi near Chalmette last week. The Corps is not yet releasing the exact location of the vessel. The National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration ...
Norcross says the tugboat and barge reportedly hit the 20-foot pleasure craft and caused the smaller vessel to capsize. She says there was zero visibility at the time because of thick fog. Norcross says someone picked up the two people who had been fishing from the smaller boat and took them to shore.
The Brunswick County Sheriff's Office has issued its first code violation notice under the county's new abandoned vessel rule. A deputy wrote the citation last Wednesday to the captain of a commercial tow boat who moved a sinking sailboat from South Harbor Village Marina across the Intracoastal ...
UPDATED Thursday, March 22: The Cowlitz County Sheriff's Office has identified the operator of the boat that capsized Wednesday morning on the Columbia River as Kevin R. Gregory. His passenger was Jacob A. Gregory. Michael W. Miller and his nephew Ian Ford, who were fishing nearby, rescued the ...
Neither the Corps nor the Coast Guard would confirm. Rear Adm. Paul Thomas, commanding officer, Eighth Coast Guard District, was also at the conference and said the last four months have been difficult for the towing vessel industry as far as accidents are concerned. “We've lost eight towboats in the last ...

DONALDSONVILLE — A towboat pulling an empty barge capsized Friday night and sank, forcing the closure of a four-mile stretch of the Mississippi River for 12 hours Saturday, the U.S. Coast Guard said. The capsizing and sinking is the second of a towboat in four days along the lower Mississippi while ...
Cochet said that the person rescued had escaped from the pilot house, as the tugboat turned upside down in the water. He said that person was rescued by the crew of the Earl Gosling. Witnesses told the Coast Guard that when the tug sank, it disappeared, along with those two crew members.
The U.S. Coast Guard suspended its search for two missing towboat crewmembers in the Mississippi River on Tuesday. The 64′ towing vessel Natalie Jean sank in the vicinity of mile marker 90.5 on Monday at New Orleans. The missing mariners are Malon Dawsey and Karl Prince. Creole Chief Inc., New ...
A Tennessee towboat crew who discovered their vessel taking on water tried to grab a second dewatering pump but returned to find the stern already under water Tuesday, Coast Guard officials said. The 64'x23', 800-hp Ms Nancy C, operated by the Choctaw Transportation Company, Dyersburg, Tenn., ...
Authorities are releasing the name of the woman who died in the capsizing of a tugboat south of Port Isabel over the weekend. 38-year-old Sarah Mitchell Murphy was one of two people aboard a commercial salvage tug that had gone out to assist a boater Saturday afternoon when the vessel capsized.
The tugboat that sank was carrying eight 44-gallon plastic barrels of fuel on deck and had about 4,440 gallons of fuel in its tank. The two tugboats, which are owned by Tim Whitney of Annapolis, Maryland, were en route from Bar Harbor to Annapolis when they collided. Whitney buys boats and repairs them ...
KENNEBUNK — The Coast Guard sent down cameras Tuesday to survey the site of the sunken tug Capt. Mackintire, which went down three miles south of Kennebunk while being towed by another tugboat at around 2 a.m. last Thursday morning. Coast Guard spokeswoman Chellsey Phillips said camera ...
The tugboat sunk in 160 feet of water following a collision with the tugboat that was hauling it. “We have a general idea of where it went down, but it still could take a while to locate it due to the conditions out there,” Barresi said. He said operations will likely be suspended due to the impending Nor'easter ...
DUBAI -- A Filipino seaman died, while 2 other persons were injured in a towboat fire in the waters off Fujairah, United Arab Emirates. Authorities said the incident happened at past 4 in the morning on February 23 while the boat was on its way to India from Ajman. It was reported that the boat had 8 crew ...
Part of the Mississippi River is restricted this morning while the U.S. Coast Guard brings a fire under control. The towboat Leland Speaks was adrift and on fire this morning near Greenville , Mississippi, a spokesman for the Coast Guard said. Towboats gained control of the vessel and pushed it aground at ...
As a deckhand on a tugboat, being skilled with lines as thick as baseball bats is obligatory, and it is something that is picked up from other seamen. ... Ms. Yeomans is also a freelance illustrator who keeps a sketchbook on board and draws and paints tugboats, lighthouses and other nautical themes during ...
DONALDSONVILLE — The owner of a towboat that capsized Friday night and sank on the Mississippi River in Ascension Parish is working with a salvage company to pull the vessel from the river bottom, the U.S. Coast Guard said Monday. But the owner, Eymard Brothers Towing of Harvey, is waiting first ...
Med Marine has delivered a new tugboat to Turkey's Izmit Bay, bringing the total number of Med Marine tugboats operating in Turkey to 22. Med Marine's new tugboat, MED XXV, is a Robert Allan Design RAmparts 2300-MM tugboat, designed exclusively for Med Marine. The ASD type high-quality vessel is ...
Navy tugboat YTB-771 maneuvers USS New Hampshire (SSN 778) into place pier side as she arrives at Portsmouth Naval Shipyard on Feb. 8, 2017. ... KITTERY, Maine – Portsmouth Naval Shipyard could be in line to receive new tugboats, according to the Navy's proposed fiscal year 2019 budget.
The crew of a towboat ablaze on the Lower Mississippi River were able to escape safely Wednesday morning when other towboats came to take them off, Coast Guard officials said. The 150.2'x44.2'x10.8', 5,000-hp Leland Speakes, operated by Jantran Inc., Rosedale, Miss., was pushing 21 dry barges ...
The Coast Guard is putting together a dive team to inspect an unmanned tugboat that sank Thursday off Kennebunk as it was being towed to Portland after a collision with another tugboat. The divers also will look for eight 44-gallon plastic barrels of fuel that were on the deck of the Capt. Mackintire, which ...
A former Army tugboat that went on to a nearly 70-year civilian career met its end Thursday morning off the Maine coast, where it sank during a towing attempt, according to Coast Guard officials. The unmanned 80'x23'x9.7', 750-hp Capt Mackintire was under tow by the 40' tugboat Helen Louise on ...
Authorities are releasing the name of the woman who died in the capsizing of a tugboat south of Port Isabel over the weekend. 38-year-old Sarah Mitchell Murphy was one of two people aboard a commercial salvage tug that had gone out to assist a boater Saturday afternoon when the vessel capsized.
About an hour before one of Bremerton's aircraft carriers returns to port from deployment, the civilian crews of the Navy's tugboats start warming up their boat's ... "When they look out, all they see is rocks and trees," Matthew Probst, captain of the tugboat Canonchet, said of the sailors lining the flight deck.
The tugboat that sank was carrying eight 44-gallon plastic barrels of fuel on deck and had about 4,440 gallons of fuel in its tank. The two tugboats, which are owned by Tim Whitney of Annapolis, Maryland, were en route from Bar Harbor to Annapolis when they collided. Whitney buys boats and repairs them ...
DUBAI -- A Filipino seaman died, while 2 other persons were injured in a towboat fire in the waters off Fujairah, United Arab Emirates. Authorities said the incident happened at past 4 in the morning on February 23 while the boat was on its way to India from Ajman. It was reported that the boat had 8 crew ...
KENNEBUNKPORT, Maine (AP) — The U.S. Coast Guard says experts are planning to dive on a sunken tugboat that went down off the Maine coast to see if it and the fuel that was on board can be recovered. The Capt. Mackintire sank Thursday off Kennebunkport as fuel was being transferred to the Helen ...
The Coast Guard is putting together a dive team to inspect an unmanned tugboat that sank Thursday off Kennebunk as it was being towed to Portland after a collision with another tugboat. The divers also will look for eight 44-gallon plastic barrels of fuel that were on the deck of the Capt. Mackintire, which ...
The Coast Guard was putting together a dive team Saturday to inspect the tugboat that sank Thursday off Kennebunk as it was being towed by the Coast Guard to Portland after it collided with another tugboat. The divers will also be looking for eight 44-gallon barrels of fuel that were on deck of the Capt.
A former Army tugboat that went on to a nearly 70-year civilian career met its end Thursday morning off the Maine coast, where it sank during a towing attempt, according to Coast Guard officials. The unmanned 80'x23'x9.7', 750-hp Capt Mackintire was under tow by the 40' tugboat Helen Louise on ...
The crew of a towboat ablaze on the Lower Mississippi River were able to escape safely Wednesday morning when other towboats came to take them off, Coast Guard officials said. The 150.2'x44.2'x10.8', 5,000-hp Leland Speakes, operated by Jantran Inc., Rosedale, Miss., was pushing 21 dry barges ...
Before the celebrations of Chinese New Year, Tug Technology & Business considered the strength of the south and east Asian tugboat industry. There has been dogged determination by Chinese shipyards especially to benefit from rising demand for more powerful tugs in the region. There has been huge ...
Part of the Mississippi River is restricted this morning while the U.S. Coast Guard brings a fire under control. The towboat Leland Speaks was adrift and on fire this morning near Greenville , Mississippi, a spokesman for the Coast Guard said. Towboats gained control of the vessel and pushed it aground at ...
A Richardson Bay man accused of stealing a 350-ton tugboat yacht from a Sausalito marina pleaded guilty to a lesser charge. Douglass Crandall, 48, admitted to setting adrift a vessel heavier than 10 tons. The felony charge carries a potential sentence of up to three years in custody and a fine of up to ...
A federal appellate court has overturned a lower court ruling and ruled in favor of a OneBeacon Insurance Group unit in a dispute with a protection and indemnity insurer over insurance coverage for a sunken tug boat. Three tugs — the M/V Miss Dorothy, the M/V Angela Rae and the M/V Freedom — were ...
As a deckhand on a tugboat, being skilled with lines as thick as baseball bats is obligatory, and it is something that is picked up from other seamen. ... Ms. Yeomans is also a freelance illustrator who keeps a sketchbook on board and draws and paints tugboats, lighthouses and other nautical themes during ...
KENOVA, W.Va. — Officials say a salvage operation has begun for a sunken tow boat that leaked oil in the Big Sandy River on the West Virginia-Kentucky border. The U.S. Coast Guard said in a statement on Wednesday that crews have arrived on scene to remove the vessel Gate City from the water, and ...
The Ocean King, a tugboat owned by the Boston-based Patriot Marine, was deemed the responsible party for the incident that left a large petroleum sheen in ... The Ocean King, with its home port of Boston, is a 95-foot tugboat built in 1950, and was not towing anything around the time of the spill, reports the ...


 

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