“Only a fool learns from his own mistakes. The wise man learns from the mistakes of others.”
Otto von Bismarck

One of the reasons NovaTug created the CARROUSEL RAVE TUG is for crew safety and accident prevention. NovaTug, notices that too often, accidents are viewed as a single occurrence instead of part of a bigger pattern.

To help show the pattern and learn from the mistakes of others, below, you find an extensive searchable list of accidents involving tugboats. The list has taken years to compile. It covers many countries and almost 100 years. It includes photos, videos, trade publications, and accident investigation reports. Many incidents start with some loss of control like girting, girding, tripping, downstreaming, or hydrodynamic interaction. In little more than 10-15 seconds a tug will then capsize or sink. Too often, people are lost overboard, or trapped inside the overturned hull.

The people behind NovaTug hope that a shared dataset will be a useful resource for crew, operators, regulators, accident investigators, academics, port authorities, insurers, engineers, maritime pilots and members of the media. Working together, we can change outcomes!

NovaTug curates this list. We…
1. Add/Edit accident information
2. Add accidents involving loss of control of large vessels
3. Respond to your input…

Contact us to…
1. Add/Edit accident information
2. Discuss accident patterns
3. Obtain the data in a machine readable format.

Drop us a line at: info@novatug.nl

Citation format:

APA: Provoost, R., Rodenburg, R., & Mante, E.. (2021). Tugboat and maritime vessel accidents list. https://novatug.nl/accidents/.
MLA: Provoost, Robbert et al. “Tugboat and maritime vessel accidents list.” https://novatug.nl/accidents/. (2021).

Tug

Commando

IMO/ID ENI 02315230
Country of origin Netherlands
Sailing Yacht sank while being towed and pulled down the tugboat 'Commando'
Incident type Sank
Location Rotterdam, Botlekbrug
Cargo ship

Ever Given

IMO/ID IMO 9811000
Country of origin Panama
Year built 2018
TEU 20.124
On 23-03-2021, the 400 meter boxship, the Ever Given, started to drift due to high winds, in the Suez Canal. Resulting in blocking off the whole canal for all vessels. This is the second time the Ever Given has had an accident. The first time was on 9-2-2019 in Hamburg.
Incident type Grounded
Location Suez Canal
LOA 399
Tug

Vincent J. Eymard

Country of origin United States
Tug capsized on Mississippi while towing an empty barge
Incident type Capsized
Location Donaldsonville, Mississippi between Baton Rouge and New Orleans
Tug

Natalie Jean

Country of origin United States
Two Missing After Towing Vessel Capsizes on Mississippi River Near New Orleans
Fatalities † 2
Incident type Capsized
Location New Orleans
Tug

Galleon Adventurer

IMO/ID IMO 7812579
Country of origin Caribean
Offshore supply tug capsized, Captain missing, Caribbean
Fatalities † 1 (?)
Incident type Capsized
Location 40 mile South of St. Georges
Tug

Ricky Robinson

Country of origin United States
Two People Missing After Tug Sinks on Mississippi River
Fatalities † 2
Location Memphis
Tug

Ikar

IMO/ID IMO 6519302
Country of origin Poland
Capsized while towing the ferry 'Siebengebirge'
Incident type Capsized
Location West van Texel
Tug

Zeetijger

IMO/ID ENI 2002245
Country of origin Netherlands
Tug sank while transporting silo's
Incident type Sank
Location Leimuiden
Tug

Sea Bronco

IMO/ID IMO 9345491, ENI 2720747
Country of origin Netherlands
Towline broke and hit person
Incident type Towline snapped
Location Vlissingen
Tug

Multratug 27

IMO/ID IMO 9667875, ENI 2723642
Country of origin Netherlands
Towing line snapped
Incident type Towline snapped
Location Vlissingen
Tug

Domingue

Country of origin Madagascar
Two die after CMA CGM Simba’s tugboat capsizes
Fatalities † 2
Incident type Capsized
Location Tulear
Tug

Multratug 4

IMO/ID IMO 9360582
Country of origin Netherlands
Sailor hit by rope
Incident type Towline snapped
Location Zeebrugge
Tug

Amber II

IMO/ID IMO 9425423
Country of origin Malta
Towing line snapped
Incident type Towline snapped
Location 6 Mile West of Jutland
Tug

Smit Elbe

IMO/ID IMO 9389485
Country of origin Malta
Towing line snapped
Incident type Towline snapped
Location Rotterdam
Tug

Sea Golf

IMO/ID IMO 9405382
Country of origin Netherlands
Sailor electrocuted while repairing heater
Incident type Electric shock
Location Stavanger
Tug

Dirk Peter

Country of origin Suriname
Sank while assisting the 'M/S New Hunter'
Fatalities † 1
Incident type Sank
Location Suriname
Tug

ALP Guard

IMO/ID IMO 9398539
Country of origin Netherlands
Collision with shipwreck
Incident type Collision
Location Port of Spain
Tug

Wilco-B

IMO/ID ENI 02718098
Country of origin United Kingdom
Near capsize while towing a barge
Incident type Downstreaming
Location Eems
Tug

Lac Manitoba

IMO/ID ON 169953
Country of origin Canada
Lack of planning before two tugs capsized
Incident type Downstreaming
Location St Lawrence near Cornwall
Tug

97 Samyong

Country of origin South Korea
Captain and Crewman Die in Tugboat Sinking off Busan Port
Fatalities † 2
Incident type Sank
Location Busan
Tug

Eddy I

IMO/ID IMO 9714575
Country of origin Netherlands
Tugboat collided with a vessel when attempting to create a towline connection
Incident type Collision
Location Bremerhaven
Tug

Sea Bear

Country of origin United States
The tug Sea Bear took on water and sank
Fatalities † 1
Incident type Sank
Location NY, Fire Island
Tug

Delta Amber

Country of origin United States
Two Vessels Sinking Near Mobile Ship Channel
Incident type Sank
Location Mobile Bay, Alabamba
Tug

Breezand, Y8018

IMO/ID 00505
Country of origin Netherlands
Dutch navy tug cuts line to avoid girting
Incident type Girded
Location Harlingen
Tug

Madison

Country of origin United States
Sunken Barge 'Arthur J' & tug 'Madison'
Incident type Sank
Location Lake Huron, Lakeport State Park
Tug

RT Leader

Location Noordzee t.h.v. Wassenaar
Tug

Chiefton

IMO/ID IMO 911449
Country of origin United Kingdom
Collision, capsize and foundering of the tug Chiefton with the loss of one crewmember
Fatalities -1
Incident type Girded
Location UK, London, Thames
Tug

Adonis

IMO/ID ON 858300
Country of origin Australia
Capsize of the Australian registered tug Adonis at Gladstone, Qld, 11 June 2011
Incident type Girded
Location Australia, Gladstone, Queensland
Tug

En Avant 5

IMO/ID IMO 9192313, ENI 02719399
Country of origin Sweden
Tug capsized while dragging a barge with another tug
Incident type Girded
Location Dordrecht
Tug

Smit Polen

IMO/ID IMO 8521701, ENI 2717416
Country of origin Netherlands
Collision with a RoRo vessel and capsized
Incident type Hydrodynamic Interaction
Location Rotterdam
Tug

Fairplay 22

IMO/ID IMO 9148764
Country of origin Antigua & Barbuda
Collision and capsizing of tug Fairplay 22 as it assisted the Stena Britannica at the Nieuwe Waterweg near Hook of Holland
Fatalities † 2
Incident type Hydrodynamic Interaction
Location Hook of Holland
Tug

Fairplay 21

IMO/ID IMO 9148752
Country of origin Netherlands
Collision Fairplay 21 with Lars Maersk
Incident type Hydrodynamic Interaction
Location Rotterdam
Tug

IJsselstroom

IMO/ID IMO 8433435
Country of origin Netherlands
Year built 1993
TEU 23.000
Girting and capsize of tug Ijsselstroom
Incident type Girded
Location Scotland, Peterhead Bay
LOA 82m
Tug

Sputnic

IMO/ID ON T4251312
Country of origin Finland
cap­siz­ing of the raft car­ry­ing an ex­ca­va­tor in Lu­oto on 29 May 2009
Fatalities † 1
Incident type Poor Maintenance
Location Larsmo
Tug

Rolle

IMO/ID ON 10562
Country of origin Finland
Incident type Poor Maintenance, High Winds
Location Estonia, Paldiski South Harbour
Tug

Tyr

Country of origin Denmark
Capsized due to the propellors of the yacht the ´Waterlilly´
Incident type Girded
Location Denmark, Aarhus
Tug

Barta

Country of origin Latvia
Ran against the bow of a ship ´Magdalena´ capsized and sank.
Fatalities † 2
Incident type Hydrodynamic Interaction
Tug

Flying Phantom

IMO/ID IMO 8011770
Country of origin United Kingdom
failings in the safety regime of the harbour authority Clydeport, as well as operational shortcomings by the tug operator, contributed to the capsize of Flying Phantom
Fatalities † 3
Incident type Girded
Location Scotland, River Clyde
Tug

Bourbon Dolphin

IMO/ID IMO 9351983
Country of origin Norway
The Bourbon Dolphin capsized and sank during anchor-handling operations for the semi-submersible drilling platform Transocean Rather.
Fatalities † 8
Incident type Girded
Location North Sea
Tug

Multi Mammut

IMO/ID IMO 7510626, ON 917419
Country of origin Norway
Nealy capsized due to being dragged by another vessel
Incident type Girded
Location Ålesund
Tug

En Avant 18

IMO/ID ENI 2103212
Country of origin Netherlands
Capsized while assisting the vessel ´Shieldhall´
Fatalities † 1
Incident type Capsized
Location Dordrecht
Tug

Stevns Power

IMO/ID IMO 7523178
Country of origin Denmark
Sank while moving an anchor of the pipe laying vessel ´Castoro Otto´
Fatalities † 11
Incident type Girded
Location Nigerian coast
Tug

Burcht

IMO/ID IMO 8602995
Country of origin Belgium
Capsized while assisting MSC Noa
Fatalities † 1
Incident type Hydrodynamic Interaction
Location Antwerp
Tug

Stockton II

IMO/ID ON 850866
Country of origin Australia
The tug was unable to keep the towline over the stern as the ship gathered headway and ended up broadside on with the tow out over the beam.
Incident type Girded
Location Melbourne
Tug

Trijnie

Country of origin United Kingdom
Capsizing and foundering of the workboat/tug Trijnie with the loss of one life in the approach channel to Milford Docks
Fatalities † 1
Incident type Girded
Location Wales, Milford Docks
Tug

Bever

IMO/ID ENI 2204333, ENI 2604399, ENI 8455253
Country of origin Netherlands
Capsized while assisting the 'Svetlomor I'
Fatalities † 1
Incident type Girded
Location North Sea
Tug

Ida 1

IMO/ID ENI 03051318
Country of origin Netherlands
Girted and capsized while assisting the yacht 'Lady Marina'
Fatalities † 1
Incident type Girded
Location Gouwzee bij Marken
Tug

Antwerpen

IMO/ID IMO 8111348
Country of origin Belgium
Capsized and sank while assisting the car carrier 'Tosca'
Fatalities † 3
Incident type Capsized
Location Zandvlietsluis
Tug

Temi IV

IMO/ID IMO 6913546
Country of origin Netherlands
Capsized and sunk while assisting the 'Loussios'
Fatalities † 3
Incident type Girded
Location Vlissingen
Tug

Temi IV

IMO/ID IMO 6913546
Country of origin Netherlands
Sank after an accident with a pontoon
Incident type Sank
Location Oosterschelde
Tug

Samantha J

IMO/ID ON 348369
Country of origin Canada
Girded and sank while moving a barge. Source is in the George H. Ledcor report, appendix B
Incident type Girded
Location Northumberland
Tug

Samantha J

IMO/ID ON 348369
Country of origin Canada
Girded and sank while towing a barge. Source is in the George H. Ledcor report, appendix B
Incident type Girded
Location Northumberland Channel
Tug

Savage Warrior

IMO/ID ON 183366
Country of origin Canada
Girded and capsized while towing a loaded barge. Source is in the George H. Ledcor report, appendix B
Fatalities † 1
Incident type Girded
Location Entrance to Campbell River
Tug

Scaldis

IMO/ID IMO 5315034
Country of origin Belgium
Capsized while assisting the 'Aello'
Incident type Girded
Location Schelde, Liefkenshoek
Container

Milano Bridge

IMO/ID 9757187
Country of origin Panama [PA]
Passenger

Carnival Glory

IMO/ID 3FPS9, 9198367
Country of origin Panama [PA]
Container

APL Mexico City

IMO/ID 9632210
Country of origin Singapore [SG]
Tug

Sheena M

IMO/ID ON 800064
Country of origin Canada
Capsized and sank while making a turn near Williamsons Landing, British Columbia.
Incident type Capsized
Location Williamsons Landing
Tug

Perkasa

Country of origin Indonesia
Indonesian tugboat sank in the Mahakam river near Batuq village.
Fatalities † 1 (?)
Incident type Sank
Location Mahakam River, near Batuq Village
Container

Soul of Luck

IMO/ID 9148647
Country of origin Panama [PA]
Allision with docks. Gantry crane fell.
Incident type Allision
Container

Cosco Development

IMO/ID 9472139
Country of origin Hong Kong
Allision with Locks.
Passenger

Costa Deliziosa

IMO/ID 9398917
Country of origin Italy
Passenger

Columbus

IMO/ID 8611398
Country of origin Bahamas
No further information.
Passenger

MSC Opera

IMO/ID 9250464
Country of origin Panama [PA]
MSC Cruises said the 2679-passenger Opera was approaching a terminal on the Giudecca canal when it struck the dock and a nearby ferry due to technical problem.
Incident type Allision
Container

SAFMarine Nokwanda

IMO/ID 9294393
Country of origin Hong Kong
Allides with moored vessel.
Incident type Allision
Passenger

MSC Orchestra

IMO/ID 9320099
Country of origin Panama [PA]
Incident type Collision
Location Rio de Janeiro
Cargo ship

Ever Given

IMO/ID 9811000
Country of origin Panama [PA]
The Ever Given drove against a ferry at a pier on the Elbe River in Hamburg.
Incident type Allision
Location Hamburg, Elbe River
Tug

Wasila

Country of origin India
Tug capsized while assisting ro-pax VOYAGE SYMPHONY (IMO 8798005) in sea-trial in Gulf of Khambhat.
Fatalities † 1 (?)
Location Gulf of Khambhat
Container

CMA CGM Mumbai

IMO/ID 9778131
Country of origin Hong Kong
Allides with Wharf.
Incident type Allision
Location India, Jawaharlal Nehru Port
Tug

George H. Ledcor

IMO/ID ON 320352
Country of origin Canada
Tug George H Ledcor girded and capsized in the Fraser River, British Columbia, while towing the loaded gravel barge EVCO 55.
Incident type Girded
Location Vancouver
Container

Nyk Orpheus

IMO/ID 9313008
Country of origin Singapore [SG]
Multiple vessels collide after initial grounding of one vessel.
Incident type Collision
Location Egypt, Suez Canal
Container

Aeneas

IMO/ID 9426790
Country of origin Hong Kong
Grounded in the Suez Canal.
Incident type Grounded
Location Egypt, Suez Canal
Crude carrier

Bow Jubail

IMO/ID 9087025
Country of origin Norway [NO]
Container

CMA CGM Centaurus

IMO/ID 9410777
Country of origin United Kingdom
Allides with Wharf and Ship 2 Shore Cranes.
Incident type Collision
Location UAE, Jebel Ali
Container

CMA CGM Samson

IMO/ID 9436379
Country of origin Malta
Ran aground on the South Breakwater in Cape Town harbour whilst approaching the Cape Town Container Terminal.
Incident type Grounded
Location Cape Town
Container

Cosco Shipping Leo

IMO/ID 9783502
Country of origin Hong Kong
Collision during sea trials with cargo ship, Collision in the East China.
Incident type Collision
Location South Korea, JeJu Island
Container

APL Charleston

IMO/ID 9597551
Country of origin Singapore [SG]
Grounded on leaving Hazira, Surat, west India.
Incident type Grounded
Location Hazira, Surat, west India
Container

Laura Maersk

IMO/ID 9190731
Country of origin Denmark
Collision between containerships Laura Maersk and MSC Shuba.
Incident type Collision
Location Peru, Callao
Container

Hapag Lloyd Tolten

IMO/ID 9612870
Country of origin Liberia
Tolten allides with moored Hamburg Bay.
Incident type Allision
Location Pakistant, Karachit
Bulk carrier

Bulk India

IMO/ID 9284271, D5QJ7
Country of origin Panama [PA]
All power was lost to the ship's propulsion and also to steerage.
Location Dampier, WA
Tug

Seaspan Raven

IMO/ID ON 835230
Country of origin Canada
Girded and nearly capsized while assisting a container ship. Source is in the George H. Ledcor report, appendix B
Incident type Girded
Location Vancouver Harbour
Container

OOCL Japan

IMO/ID 9776195
Country of origin Hong Kong
Grounded in the Suez Canal.
Incident type Grounded
Location Egypt, Suez Canal
Navy ship

USS John S McCain

IMO/ID NJSM
Country of origin USA [US]
An overly complex touchscreen system used for throttle control and training deficiencies had contributed to a loss of control of the ship.
Container

CSCL Jupiter

IMO/ID 9467263
Country of origin Hong Kong
Grounded off Antwerp.
Incident type Grounded
Location Netherlands, Scheldt Estuary
Container

MSC Ines

IMO/ID 9305714
Country of origin Panama [PA]
Grounded in Durban.
Incident type Grounded
Location South Africa, Durban
Container

APL Jedday

IMO/ID 9234111
Country of origin Singapore [SG]
Hit port when leaving. Damage to ship and wharf.
Incident type Allision
Location Kaohsiung Port
Tug

Arafura Sea Delta

IMO/ID IMO 9295646
Country of origin Australia
Collision due to hydrodynamic interaction.
Incident type Hydrodynamic Interaction
Location Queensland, Weipa
Navy ship

USS Fitzgerald

IMO/ID NFTZ
Country of origin USA [US]
The Japan Transport Safety Board's final report concluded distraction and incomplete radar information aboard the US Navy vessel caused the accident.
Bulk carrier

Ocean Prefect

IMO/ID 9249257
Country of origin United Kingdom [GB]
Incident type Grounded
Navy ship

USS Lake Champlain

IMO/ID NCPN
Country of origin USA [US]
Container

Maersk Genoa

IMO/ID 9739680
Country of origin Hong Kong
Navy ship

USS Antietam

IMO/ID NATM
Country of origin USA [US]
Antietam ran aground in Tokyo Bay near her home port of Yokosuka, Japan.
Container

MSC Clorinda

IMO/ID 9484429
Country of origin Panama [PA]
Grounded in the Suez Canal.
Incident type Grounded
Location Egypt, Suez Canal
Container

MSC Emanuela

IMO/ID 9399052
Country of origin Panama [PA]
Grounded departing Jebel Ali, UAE.
Incident type Grounded
Location Jebel Ali
Tug

C25510PE

Country of origin Canada
Girded and capsized while assisting a tug with a cable operation. Source is in the George H. Ledcor report, appendix B
Incident type Girded
Location near Borden
Container

Hanjin New York

IMO/ID 9461506
Country of origin Marshall Is [MH]
Anchor crabbed, insufficient watch keeping due to economic pressure.
Incident type Collision
Container

YM WIND

IMO/ID 9708461
Country of origin Hong Kong
Broke Loose during high winds.
Incident type Broke Loose during high winds
Location Kaohsiung Port
Tug

ALP Forward

IMO/ID IMO 9367516
Country of origin Netherlands
Grounding of Transocean Winner following the loss of tow from ALP Forward.
Location Scotland, West of Isle of Lewis
Container

MSC Alexandra

IMO/ID 9461374
Country of origin Panama [PA]
Container

Xin Fei Zhou

IMO/ID 9337937
Country of origin China
Allision with Locks.
Incident type Allision
Tug

Charles H. Cates VI

IMO/ID ON 369221
Country of origin Canada
Girded and was struck by the barge when attempting to land a fuel barge. Source is in the George H. Ledcor report, appendix B
Incident type Girded
Location Texeda barge in Vancouver Harbour
Container

Maersk Shams

IMO/ID 9726669
Country of origin Singapore
Grounded in the Suez Canal.
Incident type Grounded
Location Egypt, Suez Canal
Container

Cosco Hope

IMO/ID 9472165
Country of origin Hong Kong
Hard contact with Harbor cranes.
Incident type Allision
Location Egypt, Port Said
Container

MSC Fabiola

IMO/ID 9447847
Country of origin Portugal [PT]
Grounded in the Suez Canal.
Incident type Grounded
Location Egypt, Suez Canal
Container

CMA CGM Vasco de Gama

IMO/ID 9706889
Country of origin United Kingdom
Grounded arriving Southampton.
Incident type Grounded
Location UK, Southampton
Tug

Ricky J Leboeuf

IMO/ID ON 289759
Country of origin United States
Capsize due to downstreaming.
Fatalities † 1
Incident type Downstreaming
Location San Jacinto River, near Channelview
Bulk carrier

New Katerina

IMO/ID 9138953
Country of origin Panama [PA]
Grounded in the Suez Canal.
Incident type Grounded
Location Egypt, Suez Canal
Container

APL Vanda

IMO/ID 9631993
Country of origin Singapore [SG]
Grounded arriving Southampton.
Incident type Grounded
Location UK, Southampton
Container

CSCL Indian Ocean

IMO/ID 9695157
Country of origin Hong Kong
Grounded on the River Elbe.
Incident type Grounded
Location Germany, Elbe River
Tug

Serval

IMO/ID IMO 7636365
Country of origin St Vincent Grenadines
During mooring, the Serval had a black-out. As a result Serval collided with supply vessel Nexus. No serious damage, bodily harm, or environmental damage.
Incident type Black out
Location Eemskanaal
Container

APL Temasek

IMO/ID 9631955
Country of origin Singapore [SG]
Hard contact with Harbor cranes.
Incident type Allision
Location Egypt, Port Said
Tug

Vlug

IMO/ID ENI 2203318
Country of origin Netherlands
Moored tug is flooded and almost capsizes by passing cruiseship Norwegian Escape (IMO 9677076).
Incident type Downstreaming
Location Ems
Tug

Ocean Gordon

IMO/ID ON 810194
Country of origin Canada
Girded and capsized while towing a barge. Source is in the George H. Ledcor report, appendix B
Incident type Girded
Location Vancouver Harbour
Tug

Virtus

IMO/ID IMO 9477048
Country of origin Poland
Collision due to hydrodynamic interaction.
Incident type Hydrodynamic Interaction
Location Entrance to Port of Gdansk
Tug

LCM131, L.C.M. 131

IMO/ID ON 331760
Country of origin Canada
Girded and capsized while manoeuvring a tow wire attached to a barge. Source is in the George H. Ledcor report, appendix B
Incident type Girded
Location St. Lawrence Seaway near Cornwall
Tug

Hodder Ranger

IMO/ID ON 392922
Country of origin Canada
Girded and capsized while pulling anchors off a barge. Source is in the George H. Ledcor report, appendix B
Incident type Girded
Location Port Mellon
Tug

Fraser Warrior

IMO/ID ON 328410
Country of origin Canada
Girded and nearly capsized while towing a barge, when the jog steering control malfunctioned. Source is in the George H. Ledcor report, appendix B
Incident type Girded
Location Prince Rupert Harbour
Container

Susan Maersk

IMO/ID 9120853
Country of origin Denmark
Grounded in the Suez Canal.
Incident type Grounded
Location Egypt, Suez Canal
Tug

Asterix

IMO/ID URN 3WB0131230
Country of origin United Kingdom
Capsize when tanker Donizetti pulled ahead.
Incident type Girded
Location Southampton
Tug

Meiyu No. 18

IMO/ID 260-46120
Country of origin Japan
MV Meiyu No. 18, presumably a tug, capsized in Tsugaru Strait, between Hokkaido and Aomori Prefecture, Honshu, Japan, in the afternoon Mar 27.
Fatalities † 3 (?)
Incident type Capsized
Location Tsugaru Strait
Tug

JMS Delta

IMO/ID IMO 9752462
Country of origin Singapore
Capsized during trials.
Fatalities † 22 (?)
Incident type Capsized
Location Yangtze River, near Taizhou City
Tug

Pachacamac

IMO/ID IMO 9571480
Country of origin St. Vincent-Grenadines
Tugboat sank. One person missing.
Fatalities † 1 (?)
Incident type Sank
Location Mollendo
Container

Hapag-LLoyd Colombo Express

IMO/ID 9295244
Country of origin Germany
Incident type Collision
Location Egypt, Suez Canal
Tug

Vachon

IMO/ID IMO 7305904, ON 347867
Country of origin Canada
Struck breakwater whilst secured to Orient Crusader.
Location Port-Cartier
Tug

Psalm 1

IMO/ID IMO 9549853
Country of origin Malaysia
Runs into 2 other vessels: Mas Indah and Tanjun Express.
Location Unknown
Tug

Diver Master

Country of origin Denmark
Tug capsizes when assisting Kruzenstern leave port.
Incident type Girded
Location Esbjerg Harbour
Container

HANSA Constitution

IMO/ID 9124524
Country of origin Germany
Tug

Starkad

IMO/ID CallSign LK7940
Country of origin Norway
Caspsize when tow started dragging tug sideways.
Fatalities † 1 (?)
Incident type Girded
Location Fitjarvika, Stord
Tug

Gudri

IMO/ID IMO 7515365
Country of origin Panama
Offshore tug Gudri capsized while refloating LPG tanker, Bonni, Nigeria.
Incident type Girded
Location Ogidigbo
Tug

Maren J

IMO/ID ON 348570
Country of origin Canada
Girded and nearly capsized while assisting in barge-towing operations in. Source is in the George H. Ledcor report, appendix B
Incident type Girded
Location Northumberland Channel
Tug

North Tug

Country of origin Norway
Capsize when large cruise liner Ocean Princess dragged tug sideways.
Incident type Girded
Location Kirkenes
Tug

Jascon 4

IMO/ID IMO 9316256
Country of origin Saint Vincent
Tug capsized and sank early in the morning May 26 13 in the area of Single Buoy Mooring (SBM) 3.
Fatalities † 11 (?)
Incident type Girded
Location Unknown
Tug

Western Tugger

IMO/ID ON 820322
Country of origin Canada
Capsizing of tow and accidental death.
Fatalities † 1
Location 33 Nautical miles SW of Burgeo, Newfoundland and Labrador
Car carrier

Baltic Ace

IMO/ID 9386213
Country of origin Bahamas
Sank following collision.
Incident type Collision
Location Netherlands, North Sea
Tug

Sea Cap VII

IMO/ID ON 348542
Country of origin Canada
Girded and capsized while shifting a barge. Tug capsized at dock when towline holds it, it goes broadside to current and full foce of strong current capsizes it.
Incident type Girded
Location Vancouver, Fraser River near New Westminster
Tug

Commando

IMO/ID ENI 06004114
Country of origin Netherlands
Capsized and sank whilst assisting coaster Elevation.
Location Nieuwe Maas t.h.v. de Van Brienenoordbrug (kmr 993, Bolnes)
Passenger

Costa Concordia

IMO/ID 9320544, IBHD
Country of origin Italy
In calm seas and overcast weather, she collided with a rock off Isola del Giglio, on the western coast of Italy about 100 km (62 mi) northwest of Rome.
Location Isola del Giglio
Tug

Warnoc

IMO/ID ON 391864
Country of origin Canada
Girded and capsized while tending a log barge. Source is in the George H. Ledcor report, appendix B
Incident type Girded
Location Cleo Bay
Tug

River Queen

Country of origin Canada
Capsize when Tow overtakes Tug.
Incident type Girded
Location Canada, British Columbia
Tug

Sea Imp XV

IMO/ID ON 323616
Country of origin Canada
Girded and capsized while towing a barge. Source is in the George H. Ledcor report, appendix B
Incident type Girded
Location Fraser River near Mission
Tug

Iris G

IMO/ID ON 188220
Country of origin Canada
Girded and sank while towing a barge downstream. Source is in the George H. Ledcor report, appendix B
Incident type Girded
Location Fraser River
Tug

Secota YTM-415

Country of origin United States
A US Navy Sub accidentally sinks a tug boat at Midway Island. The sub is the USS Georgia SSBN 729 and the tug is the Secota YTM-415 (Formerly YTB-415).
Fatalities † 2 (?)
Location Midway Island
Tug

Connie E

IMO/ID ON 369365
Country of origin Canada
Girded and capsized while towing a barge with another tug. Source is in the George H. Ledcor report, appendix B
Incident type Girded
Location Trent Severn Waterway
Tug

North Arm Venture

IMO/ID ON 331902
Country of origin Canada
Girded and capsized while towing an equipment barge. Source is in the George H. Ledcor report, appendix B
Incident type Girded
Location Sechelt Rapids
Tug

Island Provider 1

IMO/ID ON 372396
Country of origin Canada
Girded and capsized while towing 2 barges. Source is in the George H. Ledcor report, appendix B
Incident type Girded
Location Sunderland Channel, Vancouver Island
Tug

Cricket No. 1

IMO/ID ON 348758
Country of origin Canada
Girded and nearly capsized while manoeuvring a barge. Source is in the George H. Ledcor report, appendix B
Incident type Girded
Location Taku River
Tug

Sea Cap III

IMO/ID ON 328425
Country of origin Canada
Girded and capsized while manoeuvring a barge. Source is in the George H. Ledcor report, appendix B
Incident type Girded
Location Fraser River
Tug

Wilhelmine

IMO/ID IMO 8007133
Country of origin Germany
Wilhelmine broached to in front of bow of Russian MV Pavel Korchagin, made contact and experienced a near capsize. 1 person overboard.
Incident type Hydrodynamic Interaction
Location Elbe
Container

Cosco Busan

IMO/ID 9231743
Country of origin Hong Kong
Allides with San Francisco to Oakland Bay Bridge.
Incident type Allision
Location USA, San Francisco
Tug

D & E No. 1

IMO/ID ON 393394
Country of origin Canada
Girded and capsized while towing a sports fishing lodge barge. Source is in the George H. Ledcor report, appendix B
Incident type Girded
Location Queen Charlotte Islands
Tug

Boatman No. 5

IMO/ID ON 345024
Country of origin Canada
Girded and capsized while coming alongside with a barge. Source is in the George H. Ledcor report, appendix B
Incident type Girded
Location Koksoak River
Tug

Butler

IMO/ID ON 329475
Country of origin Canada
Girded and capsized while towing logs. Source is in the George H. Ledcor report, appendix B
Incident type Girded
Location Fraser River
Tug

Glenshiel

IMO/ID ON 176554
Country of origin Canada
Girded, capsized, and rapidly sank while towing a barge. Source is in the George H. Ledcor report, appendix B
Incident type Girded
Location Nakwakto Rapids, Seymour Inlet
Tug

Jacques Cartier

IMO/ID ON 314837
Country of origin Canada
Girded and listed heavily to starboard while towing a loaded barge. Source is in the George H. Ledcor report, appendix B
Incident type Girded
Location Vancouver Harbour
Tug

Valour

IMO/ID IMO 7509421, ON 569341
Country of origin United States
Poor design and handling of ballast tanks causes capsizing and sinking in bad weather.
Fatalities † 3 (?)
Incident type Tanks
Location Atlantic Ocean
Tug

Manta

IMO/ID IMO 9186041
Country of origin Curacao
Capsized whilst manoeuvering vessel in tow to stern at Willemstad, Curacao, Netherland Antilles on 20/12/05
Location Unknown
Tug

Thorngarth

IMO/ID 8311998
Country of origin United Kingdom
Collision due to unfamiliarity with the controls.
Incident type Confusing controls
Location Liverpool
Tug

Aqua Queen

IMO/ID ON 391264
Country of origin Canada
Girded and capsized while pulling anchors off a float. Source is in the George H. Ledcor report, appendix B
Incident type Girded
Location Toquart Bay
Tug

Julius

IMO/ID ENI 04801550, 1885 HH
Country of origin Germany
The ropes from the post slackened, and the tug sheered to port, causing the port after rope to become wrapped around the wheelhouse.
Fatalities † 1 (?)
Location Elbe
Tug

Manson

IMO/ID ON 344666
Country of origin Canada
Girded, capsized, and sank while attempting to recover its second tow, which had broken loose. Source is in the George H. Ledcor report, appendix B
Fatalities † 2 (?)
Incident type Girded
Location Texeda Island
Tug

Samantha J

IMO/ID ON 348369
Country of origin Canada
Girded and capsized while assisting with the manoeuvring of a log barge. Source is in the George H. Ledcor report, appendix B
Incident type Girded
Location Ladysmith Harbour
Tug

Waterpoort

IMO/ID ENI 02203865
Country of origin Netherlands
Near capsize when assisting a coaster as a rear tug.
Incident type Nearly capsized
Location Eemskanaal
Tug

Ocean Hercule

IMO/ID ON 817272
Country of origin Canada
Girded and nearly capsized while towing a barge. Source is in the George H. Ledcor report, appendix B
Incident type Girded
Location Trois-Rivières
Tug

Nautilus III

Country of origin New Zealand
Capsize due to girting when towing barge H7.
Incident type Girded
Location Auckland
Tug

Mahia

Country of origin New Zealand
Near capsize as towline fails to release.
Incident type Girded
Location Auckland
Tug

10D34138

Country of origin Canada
Girded and capsized while landing a barge. Source is in the George H. Ledcor report, appendix B
Incident type Girded
Location Lac de Deux Montagnes
Tug

Ocean Jupiter

IMO/ID ON 821878
Country of origin Canada
Girded and nearly capsized while assisting with the departure manoeuvre of a deep-sea vessel. Source is in the George H. Ledcor report, appendix B
Incident type Girded
Location Port of Montreal
Tug

Holland

IMO/ID IMO 9064360, ENI 02718636
Country of origin Netherlands
The stern of the tug touched the bow of the Tancred. The tug did not get free of the bow but was then overrun by the ship and capsized.
Incident type Hydrodynamic Interaction
Location Unknown
Car carrier

Tancred

IMO/ID 8605167, D5QJ7
Country of origin Norway [NO]
No further information.
Tug

Compass Rebel

IMO/ID ON 323634
Country of origin Canada
Girded and capsized due to the river current while towing a log boom. Source is in the George H. Ledcor report, appendix B
Incident type Girded
Location Fraser River
Tug

Evco Crest

IMO/ID ON 331841
Country of origin Canada
Girded, took on water, and nearly capsized while towing a loaded gravel barge. Source is in the George H. Ledcor report, appendix B
Incident type Girded
Location Vancouver Harbour
Tug

Smit Japan

IMO/ID IMO 8521464
Country of origin Netherlands
Almost Capsize when assisting a vessel at Hook of Holland.
Incident type Nearly capsized
Location Maasvlakte
Tug

Duke Point

IMO/ID ON 394154
Country of origin Canada
Girded and capsized as it was manoeuvring around a deadhead whilst towing a log boom upriver. Source is in the George H. Ledcor report, appendix B
Incident type Girded
Location Campbell River
Tug

Vézina No. 1

IMO/ID ON 323039
Country of origin Canada
Girded and capsized while manoeuvring another vessel. Source is in the George H. Ledcor report, appendix B
Fatalities † 1 (?)
Incident type Girded
Location Port of Quebec
Tug

Kaien Pride

IMO/ID ON 801626
Country of origin Canada
Girded and capsized while towing a barge in strong winds and moderate seas in . The master is presumed to have drowned. Source is in the George H. Ledcor report, appendix B
Fatalities † 1 (?)
Incident type Girded
Location Cornwall Inlet
General cargo

Pioner Onegi

IMO/ID 7524354
Country of origin Russia [RU]
Capsized and stranded due to excessive and unseaworthy loading.
Tug

Savage Warrior

IMO/ID ON 183366
Country of origin Canada
Girded and capsized while towing a loaded barge.
Fatalities † 1 (?)
Incident type Girded
Location Entrance to Campbell River
Tug

Fremont

Country of origin United States
Collision with Containership Juraj Dalmatinac.
Incident type Collision
Location Houston Ship Channel
Tug

Lady Moira

IMO/ID IMO 7610012
Country of origin Netherlands
Near capsize as bridle fails and loads come sideways. Lady Moira of Humber tugs going over when gog rope parted whilst berthing Tanker at Tetney mono buoy.
Incident type Girded
Location Humber Estuary
Tug

Seaspan Rustler

IMO/ID ON 327104
Country of origin Canada
Girded and capsized while attempting to regain control of its tow. The TSB issued Recommendation M93-15 in response to this occurrence.
Incident type Girded
Location Fraser River
Tug

Sun Coast

Country of origin United States
Collision with Sailing Vessel.
Incident type Collision
Location Chesapeake Bay, Cove Point
Tug

Chandy N

Country of origin United States
Collision w Greek Tankship Shinoussa.
Incident type Collision
Location Galveston, Red Fish Island
Tug

Barcona

Country of origin United States
Sinking by Submarine USS Houston.
Incident type Collision
Location Catalina Isl
Tug

Bayou Boeuf

Country of origin United States
Collision with Bulk Carrier Petersfield.
Incident type Collision
Location New Orleans
Tug

Crimson Glory

Country of origin United States
Collision w Mississippi Queen.
Incident type Collision
Location Dondaldsonville, Mississippi River
Tug

Celtic

Country of origin United States
Sinking of Tug.
Incident type Sank
Location Long Isl Sound
Tug

Point Hope

Country of origin United States
Capsizing of tow.
Incident type Capsized
Location Gulf of Mexico
Tug

Ann Brent

Country of origin United States
Collision with Greek Tankship Mantinia.
Incident type Collision
Location Lower Mississippi
Tug

Erin Marie

Country of origin United States
Ramming Poplar St Bridge.
Incident type Collision
Location St Louis
Tug

Eagle

Country of origin United States
Capsizing and sinking in the Gulf or Alaska.
Incident type Capsized
Location Gulf of Alaska
Tug

TECO 2

Country of origin United States
Sinking whilst assisting USS William V Pratt.
Incident type Sank
Location Pensacola
Tug

City of Greenville

Country of origin United States
Ramming of Bridge by tug and 4 barges.
Incident type Collision
Location St Louis
Tug

Creole GenII

Country of origin United States
Collision with MV Arkas.
Incident type Collision
Location Mississippi River
Tug

Bruce Brown

Country of origin United States
Collision with US Towboat Dearborn and Tow.
Incident type Collision
Location Ohio River
Tug

Lauren Castle

Country of origin United States
Tripping and Sinking whilst Towing Tanker Amoco Wisconsin.
Incident type Tripped and sank
Location Traverse Bay
Tug

Brazos

Country of origin