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NTSB: Ship was going too fast when it hit CSX pier in Maryland

(Source: Associated Press, April 18, 2014)

BALTIMORE, Md. -- The National Transportation Safety Board says high speed was the probable cause of a shipping accident that did more than $2 million worth of damage to a CSX Corp. coal pier in Baltimore Harbor. The agency reported on Tuesday that the 477-foot tanker, the Wawasan Ruby, was going 9 to 10 knots in August 2012 when it tried to turn into Curtis Creek and hit the Bayside Coal Pier.

Full story: Washington Post

Monday, April 21, 2014

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