Bodies Found In Barge Mishap

Tuesday, July 17, 2001
Rescue workers discovered the body on Tuesday of the fourth of six Kentucky fisherman believed killed when their small boat was obliterated in a fog-shrouded, predawn collision with a barge tow. U.S. Coast Guard officials identified the missing men as John Beatty, Jr., 34, of Louisville, and Benny Burgan, 43, of nearby Crestwood, Kentucky. They were confident the remaining victims from Sunday's accident on the Ohio River would be found within a couple of days. A Coast Guard investigation centered on how the boat happened to float into a commercial shipping lane about 30 miles (48 km) upstream from Louisville. The officials said the six fishing buddies had set out from Westport, Kentucky, just north of Louisville, on Saturday evening in the heavily loaded boat that also carried one of the crew's pet boxer. The dog had not been found. Two deckhands on the Cincinnati-based towboat, "Elaine G," said they heard cries for help but never saw anyone. Police said all the men were said to be good swimmers and none were believed to have worn a life jacket. - (Reuters)
Maritime Reporter March 2014 Digital Edition
FREE Maritime Reporter Subscription
Latest Maritime News    rss feeds

Tanker Trends

Pirates Approach Tanker in Bab El Mandeb

The U.S. Navy Maritime Liaison Office in Bahrain (MARLO) has advised that on or about 12:30 UTC on 14 April, the Master of an oil tanker reported being approached by a white-blue skiff in position 12.

Shippers Turn to Equity Markets as Sector Eyes Recovery

Shipping companies are turning to equity markets to fill a growing funding gap, betting that investors hungry for decent returns will provide capital to a sector

YPF Tenders to Buy Fuel Oil for June

State-run oil company YPF launched its second fuel oil tender in April, this time to buy two 50,000 metric ton cargoes (some 375,000 barrels each) to be received

 
 
Maritime Careers / Shipboard Positions Maritime Security Maritime Standards Naval Architecture Pipelines Ship Electronics Ship Repair Ship Simulators Sonar Winch
rss | archive | history | articles | privacy | contributors | top maritime news | about us | copyright | maritime magazines
maritime security news | shipbuilding news | maritime industry | shipping news | maritime reporting | workboats news | ship design | maritime business

Time taken: 0.0657 sec (15 req/sec)