Trident Marine Safety Associates

Towing Vessel

Inland and Ocean Towing Vessel Accidents and Injuries

Topics of cases and issues addressed in inland and ocean towing vessel accidents include:

falls overboard
overexertion injuries
barge securement
securement hardware
desk rails
barge access
pilothouse line-of-site
pilot duties and responsibilities
collisions
allisions
fires / explosions
right-of-way
Maritime Rules of the Road
proper lookout
safe speed
excessive speed
human factors
night vision
aids to navigation
ship handling
maneuvering
crew injuries
seamanship
navigation safety
groundings
stability
Coast Guard regulations
slips-trips-falls
vessel equipment
radar
navigation equipment
global positioning system
navigation charts

navigation methods and practices
ladders
stairways
decks
railings
cargo stowage
cargo handling
cargo loss
cargo damage
Jones Act
flooding
longshoreman injuries
stevedore injuries
cargo handling equipment
cargo booms
passenger injuries
cargo cranes
vessel repairs
shipyard accidents
mooring lines
mooring methods
mooring safety
anchoring
navigation lights
navigation signals
International Maritime Organization (IMO) regulations
hazardous materials (HAZMAT) stowage /  handling regulations
fuel handling
vessel access
gangways
fuel safety

barge on the Hudson
boat repairs
moorings

See also:

Offshore Oil Drilling and Prodution Industry Accidents
Recreational Boating and Water Sports Accidents
Ship Accidents and Crew / Passenger Injuries