Coast Guard continues investigation of barge explosion

Coast Guard continues investigation of barge explosion
MOBILE, Ala. — The Coast Guard launched an investigation into the cause of the April 24, 2013 explosions and fire on board two Kirby tank barges while moored at the Oil Recovery Company Marine Terminal in Mobile. While the investigation is still ongoing, Coast Guard Sector Mobile investigators have made the following preliminary findings: On the evening of April 24, Oil Recovery Company personnel...

U.S. Coast Guard part of Italian-led Costa Concordia investigation

WASHINGTON — The U.S. Coast Guard, joined by the National Transportation Safety Board, will be part of an Italian-led marine casualty investigation into the January 2012 grounding and partial sinking of the cruise ship Costa Concordia off the coast of Italy. The incident left 32 people dead, including two Americans. Evidence, timeline, analysis, conclusion(s), recommendations and a draft report are...

Coast Guard holds formal hearing on Eggners Ferry Bridge accident

PADUCAH, Ky. — The Coast Guard, working with the National Transportation and Safety Board, will hold a formal hearing in Paducah City Hall, Monday, to receive testimony regarding the allision between the cargo ship Delta Mariner and the Eggners Ferry Bridge on the Tennessee River occurring late January. The NTSB is assisting in the investigation in accordance with the Coast Guard/NTSB Memorandum...

Coast Guard continues investigation into boat capsizing off NJ coast

ATLANTIC CITY, N.J. — The Coast Guard continues its investigation Thursday into the circumstances surrounding the capsizing of the fishing vessel Mandy Ness off the coast of New Jersey Jan. 10. In addition to the Mandy Ness, another vessel was determined to be in the area at the time of the capsizing. Coast Guard investigators will interview its crew at anchorage near Houston Thursday and conduct...

Coast Guard completes investigation into fishing vessel Patriot sinking

BOSTON – Coast Guard investigators have concluded their review of the January 3, 2009 sinking of the fishing vessel Patriot, determining that a rapid loss of stability likely caused the vessel to capsize and sink.