wusa9.com - Six people, including six children, were sent to the hospital after a boat explosion in Edgewater on Monday morning. The explosion happened at approximately noon at Oak Grove Marine Center at 2820 Solomons Island Road, says Division Chief Keith Swindle with the Anne Arundel County Fire Department. Swindle said that nine people, three adults and six children, were aboard a 32-foot Well Craft boat. According to Swindle, after refueling the boat tried to move away from the dock when one of the engines stalled. Officials said an attempt to restart the engine caused an explosion and fire.
Tuesday, May 28, 2013
baynews9.com - Crews spent several hours Tuesday night battling a fire on a shrimp boat in Tarpon Springs. The fire broke out shortly before 8 p.m. on the boat, which was located at the end of the sponge docks off Dodecanese Boulevard. Officials said more than 4,000 gallons of fuel were on board the boat. Crews had difficulty containing the fire, but they were able to get it under control by 12:30 a.m.
Thursday, May 16, 2013
Reuters - A Swedish yacht capsized off the Northern California coast on Thursday during training for the Americas Cup race, and at least one sailor was taken to hospital, the U.S. Coast Guard said in a statement. A CBS affiliate in San Francisco reported that one member of the boats crew was killed when the catamaran overturned, but coast guard officials could not immediately be reached to confirm that.
Friday, May 10, 2013
baynews9.com - A 60-year-old man was airlifted to a hospital from the Homosassa Riverside Resort after the boat he was operating exploded on Tuesday, according to the Citrus County Sheriffs Office. "The explosion actually blew him out of the boat," said Citrus Sheriffs spokeswoman Heather Yates. The man was on a 20-foot center console boat located in a canal behind the launch ramp at the Homosassa Riverside Resort at 5297 S. Cherokee Way in Homosassa, at 3:40 p.m., when his boat exploded, according to a report.
Friday, April 19, 2013
cfnews13.com - The powerful storms that rolled through Central Florida Sunday flipped a houseboat over in Brevard County. The houseboat, which was anchored in Indian River Isles at 6210 Halyard Court in Rockledge, was overturned in the water. A towboat was brought to the dock area on Monday to get the boat upright. No injuries were reported. In Viera, the storm destroyed pool enclosures on two homes and knocked down palm trees.
Wednesday, April 17, 2013
Reuters - Strong winds caused the Carnival cruise ship Triumph to break loose on Wednesday from its moorings at a Mobile, Alabama, shipyard where it was being repaired, a company spokesman said, and it drifted into a cargo vessel. Tug boats and the U.S. Coast Guard were on site, and all crew members and contractors aboard the Triumph were accounted for, spokesman Vance Gulliksen said. An engine fire left the Triumph adrift in the Gulf of Mexico for five days in February with more than 4,000 passengers aboard. The ship was towed to Mobile.
Thursday, April 04, 2013
CNN - A disabled tanker ship collided with a bridge linking Portsmouth, New Hampshire, and Kittery, Maine, on Monday, closing the heavily used span to traffic. The 470-foot Harbour Feature was carrying tallow oil when it hit the aging Sarah Long Bridge stretching over the Piscatagua River. The crew of the Portuguese-flagged ship reported a rupture of up to 12 inches above the waterline, the Coast Guard said. But there was no indication of any leaking cargo.
Wednesday, April 03, 2013
wesh.com - People across central Florida will be picking up from what severe storms, and possible tornadoes, left behind on Sunday. Teams from the National Weather Service will be surveying damage to determine if in fact tornadoes touched down. The NWS visited Lake Louisa Park in Lake County where trees were snapped like twigs. They determined the damage was caused by straight-line winds and not a tornado.
Tuesday, March 26, 2013
Insurance Journal - A boat collided with an inactive oil and gas well near New Orleans on Tuesday night, causing a small oil spill, the U.S. Coast Guard and the operator of the well said on Wednesday. The accident occurred at about 7 p.m. local time on Tuesday, when a 42-foot (13-meter) offshore oil service boat, the Sea Raider, struck a wellhead owned by Swift Energy in inland water off Plaquemines Parish. The Coast Guard said the oily water discharge coming off the wellhead amounted to less than 840 gallons (3,180 liters) of oil being spilled per day.
Thursday, February 28, 2013
myfoxny.com - Multiple boats burned in a fire on the Weehawken waterfront Monday morning. The fire had gone to two alarms in the 7 a.m. hour at the Lincoln Harbor Yacht Club on Harbor Boulevard. Fox 5 News reported that at least three boats were burning. Thick, black smoke was pouring into the sky above the Hudson River. A North Hudson Marine fire boat and a NYPD Marine fire boat were called to the scene.
Monday, February 18, 2013