Tug Boat SEA CYPRESS Capsizes in Sabine Pass, Texas

by | Apr 1, 2023 | Maritime Law

The tug boat SEA CYPRESS capsized in Sabine Pass, Texas on March 31, 2023.  At the time, the boat was en route from Port Arthur, with two barges in tow.  During the incident, the vessel began taking on water while moored at the mouth of the Sabine River.  A boat from the Sabine Pilots arrived and was able to assist.  Two crew members from the tug used a blow torch to cut through the listing vessel in order to free two others trapped in the vessel’s galley.  A Coast Guard boat also arrived to rescue the workers.  The vessel is owned and operated by Garber Bros., Inc.  Additional details have not yet been released.

There have been a number of recent incidents involving vessels.  The research vessel PETREL capsized in dry dock on March 22, 2023.  The bulk carrier DYNAMIC STRIKER struck a concrete pier in Puerto Plata, Dominican Republic on March 25, 2023.  On March 26, 2023, the product tanker MONJASA REFORMER was boarded by pirates.  A recreational boat capsized in Hoover Reservoir in Ohio on March 25, 2023.  There was a deadly incident during a lifeboat drill on the bulk carrier KANG HUAN on March 28, 2023.  A crew member lost his leg on the ZIM NORFOLK on March 27, 2023.

It can be dangerous to work in any industry when safety considerations are not taken seriously.  Safe ship owners and operators must ensure that their vessels do not put the lives of hard working men and women at risk.  Safe companies must be proactive and take preventative measures, including regular maintenance and repairs, to also ensure that the environment is not impacted.

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