- A houseboat went over one of the lock gates at Lock and Dam #7 at Dresbach late Monday afternoon, sending all 11 people on board into the water. The La Crescent Fire Chief says the call came in just before 5:30 p.m. He says many were rescued by people at the nearby boat landing and lock and dam. Everyone was quickly accounted for and out of the water, even before some rescue crews arrived. "It appears to me that the lock, the people at the lock and the dam got most of the people out. It’s a good thing, it could have been real nasty, the water is cold right now, and it could have been a real disaster, so when we heard that everyone was accounted for, that was a blessing," said La Crescent Fire Chief John Meyer.
Wednesday, May 29, 2013
Yahoo - For the second time this year, a fire at sea has aborted a cruise ship’s voyage. This time, aboard Royal Caribbean’s Grandeur of the Seas and the ship’s 2,200 passengers were expected back in Baltimore on Tuesday after being flown on charter flights from the Bahamas. The fire that began at 2:50 a.m. Monday was extinguished about two hours later with no injuries reported. A cause wasn’t immediately known but the U.S. Coast Guard and the National Transportation Safety Board planned to investigate.
Tuesday, May 28, 2013 - A fire aboard a Royal Caribbean cruise ship is now extinguished. The call came into the Lake Worth Coast Guard at 2:52 a.m. The Royal Caribbean Grandeur of the Seas reported a Class A fire, meaning the items on fire were wood or other combustible materials. Units responded and accounted for all passengers and crew members.
Tuesday, May 28, 2013 - 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 - 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 America’s 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 boat’s crew was killed when the catamaran overturned, but coast guard officials could not immediately be reached to confirm that.
Friday, May 10, 2013 - 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 Sheriff’s Office. "The explosion actually blew him out of the boat," said Citrus Sheriff’s 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 - 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
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