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Cargo ship crushes Cayman Islands reef

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The Department of Environment has begun an investigation after a cargo vessel crushed a significant area of the reef in the George Town harbour. Government officials said inquiries are still at an early stage and they are now surveying the damage.

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Two vessels collide in Lower Elbe

BTSU has issued investigation report regarding a serious marine casualty occurred in the river Elbe between two vessels last November. Due to vessel’s abrupt course alteration to port, the other vessel crossing the middle of the fairway, sailed directly in front of its bow so that a collision was inevitable.

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NTSB issues report on collision between two towboats and barges in Lower Mississippi River

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NTSB issued its investigation of the 2 September 2015 collision between two towboats and barges. The towboat P. B. Shah was upbound pushing 24 barges on the Lower Mississippi River at mile marker (mm) 937, near Columbus, Kentucky, when two of its barges collided with two of four barges being pushed downbound by the towboat Dewey R. No one was injured; however, the accident resulted in the discharge of 120,000 gallons of clarified slurry oil into the river and an estimated $1.1 million in damages.

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