Category Archives: marine incidents

One Year Later

A year ago I was on a tug anchored in the north river having a shitty day. We had headed to anchorage just south of the GW to ride out weather for a few days with our loaded barge before … Continue reading

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Platform Allison just south of Fourchon

Gcaptain broke the news this morning here, that the 260′ DP-2 OSV Connor Bordelon allided with a platform just south of the jetties outside of Port Fourchon. The vessel is reported to have been taking water and there is a … Continue reading

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First Off, Last Home

For all my readers and friends who operated passenger vessels, and all those who ride on them on a regular basis, here is a short video from the NTSB as a result of the Sea Streak Wallstreet incident.

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Proper Planning Prevents

Well it prevents this I have been following and commenting the a thread on The Hull Truth where I got this picture. The owner of the vessel in question was returning from a two day canyon trip when he decided … Continue reading

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Seastreak Wall Street findings

The NTSB released their report on the Seastreak Wall Street allison last month. It is a good read and highlights errors made by the crew, company, and manufacture of the CPP controls. The basic hit points are know your controls … Continue reading

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Ocean Patriot

Even when not at work I’ve always got an ear open and listening for maritime events, I’m definitely not one of those guys who doesn’t even look at a glass of water at home. So the other night I was … Continue reading

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Carnival Triumph……in the news again

As many news outlets are reporting, including the ever quick to the story GCaptain (which has details including video here), the cruise ship Carnival Triumph broke its lines yesterday at the BAE dock in Mobile. She struck a dry dock … Continue reading

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