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Marine Accident Brief: Contact of Crane Barge Troy McKinney with Overhead Power Lines

Executive Summary

​On the evening of June 7, 2017, the unmanned crane barge Troy McKinney broke free from its mooring and struck overhead power lines crossing the Harvey Canal in Harvey, Louisiana. No pollution or injuries were reported. Damage to the crane barge was negligible, but damage to the power lines totaled about $440,000.

Probable Cause

​The National Transportation Safety Board determines that the probable cause of crane barge Troy McKinney striking and damaging overhead power lines was its insufficient mooring arrangement, which did not prevent the barge from excessive movement and breaking away.

Accident Location: Harvey , LA USA Harvey Canal; 29°51.5’ N; 090°03.9’ W
Accident Date: 6/7/2017
Accident ID: DCA17FM016

Date Adopted: 5/2/2018
NTSB Number: MAB1810
NTIS Number:  

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