Grounding of barges, tug H.M. Scout, towing barges HM Blue Horizon and HM Tacoma, Victoria, British Columbia, 02 March 2016: TU3-7/16-0062E-PDF

“On 02 March 2016, at 1730 Pacific Standard Time, the tug H.M. Scout departed Victoria, British Columbia, en route to Bamberton, British Columbia, with the barges HM Tacoma and HM Blue Horizon in tandem tow. During the passage, the tug encountered severe weather, the tow line between the barges parted, and the HM Blue Horizon grounded near Clover Point, British Columbia. During the recovery attempt, a piece of the parted tow line fouled the tug’s propeller, partially disabling the tug. The HM Tacoma subsequently grounded near Finlayson Point, British Columbia, and the disabled tug released the tow line and returned to Victoria. There were no injuries, but some of the scrap construction material from the HM Blue Horizon was lost overboard"--Summary, t.p.

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Title Grounding of barges, tug H.M. Scout, towing barges HM Blue Horizon and HM Tacoma, Victoria, British Columbia, 02 March 2016
Series Title Marine investigation report ;
Publication Type Series - View Master Record
Language [English]
Other Language Editions [French]
Format Electronic
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Note Issued also in French under title: Échouement de chalands, remorqueur H.M. Scout, remorquant les chalands HM Blue Horizon et HM Tacoma, Victoria (Colombie-Britannique), 2 mars 2016.
Date c2017.
Number of Pages iv, 32 p. :
ISBN 978-0-660-08464-0
Catalogue Number
  • TU3-7/16-0062E-PDF
Subject Terms Marine accidents, Investigations