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Tennessee Towboat Gets Push on Monongahela

Tennessee Towboat Gets Push on Monongahela

What: Ingram Barge's "Sam M. Fleming" tow boat Where: Monongahela River When: Sept 7 2011 7 pm Why: The Sam M. Fleming was pushing nine barges full of coal on the Monongahela River when it lost the ability to steer. The pilot maintained power, but had an emergency call which was answered by river rescue. The boat was stranded for a [...]

Vacations ReChartered By Hurricane Irene

Vacations ReChartered By Hurricane Irene

Cruise-goers planning to visit Royal Caribbean's CocoCay and Norwegian Cruise Line's Great Stirrup Cay private island will be disappointed for the time being, as Hurricane Irene took a bite out of the Bahamas, and chewed up and spat out the popular cruise destinations. Damage assessments are going on right now, in fact, and cruise itineraries are [...]

Boat Investigation ongoing

Boat Investigation ongoing

What: 21-foot runabout Where: Miller Place near Old Field Beach Long Island Sound off Port Jefferson When: Aug. 10, 2011 at 10 a.m. Who: Georgia Johnson Why: Seventy-one year old Georgia Johnson of Patchogue died after the boat she was on capsized just near the Old Field Point lighthouse. Johnson couldn’t swim and was not wearing [...]

Chippewa River Crash, Groom Injured, Multiple Fatalities

Chippewa River Crash, Groom Injured, Multiple Fatalities

What: Princecraft boat (6) and Larson speedboat (2) Where: Chippewa River near Wheaton When: July 22, 2011, 9:45 p.m. Who: two aboard one boat, six aboard another Why: The boat carrying members of the wedding party slammed into a speedboat carrying two people. A groom scheduled to be married Saturday July 23, and his brother and friends [...]

Bulgara Goes Down Amid Controversy and Mourning

Bulgara Goes Down Amid Controversy and Mourning

What: "The Bulgaria" Cruise ship en route from Bulgar to Kazan Where: Volga river, Russia When: July 10, 2011 Who: first numbers were 135 passengers, 37 crew Why: The Russian Cruise (circa 1950's)double decker boat sank with 228 aboard, 2 miles from the riverbank. Over 100 people drowned, including many children. Eighty people were [...]

Tunisian Boat Wreck, Hundreds Unaccounted For

Tunisian Boat Wreck, Hundreds Unaccounted For

What: Tunisia ship en route from Libya to Italy Where: Lampedusa off the Coast of Tunisia When: June 2, 2011 Who: 850 migrants Why: The ship of 850 fleeing Libya for Italy ran aground on a sandbar near the Kerkennah Islands. 578 of those aboard survived the wreck, but at least 150 drowned, mostly women and children. The passengers [...]

Sandy Point Sinks off Mississippi Coast

Sandy Point Sinks off Mississippi Coast

What: Eurus London container en route to Texas Where: Mississippi Sound When: May 18, 2011 Who: Three fatalities Why: 48 year-old Rhoderick Watkins of Moss Point, 65-year old Thomas L. Moore of Havelock, North Carolina, and 58 year-old Lindsey Tucker of Vancleave drowned when a pogy boat and ship collided in the Mississippi Sound 18 [...]

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