Text and Photos by NTSBNTSB issued an investigation report on the contact of tow William C with a Rock Island railroad bridge protection cell, on Des Plaines River, in January 2020. The investigation established that high speed prevented the pilot to correct the tow’s position after completing the transit through the previous bridge.
Article Marine Accident Brief - Collision of Dixie Vandal Tow with Moored Trinity and Tow
by Marine-Pilots.com - published on 8 April 2020
Article Docking Pilot’s Actions Cited in Probable Cause of Allision
published on 26 November 2020
Article NTSB investigation: Contact of tanker with multiple vessels linked to poor bridge resource management
published on 21 December 2020
Article Death of Pilot Dennis Sherwood: IMPA President statement to IMO. New photos of Maersk Kensington.
by Marine-Pilots.com - published on 23 January 2020
Article Annual Digest 2020 published by CHIRP Maritime
published on 31 March 2021
Article NTSB investigation: Contact of tow with bridge pier linked to pilot’s ineffective actions
published on 2 March 2021
Article NTSB investigation: Collision of LNG carrier with tank barge linked to pilot’s actions
published on 2 April 2021
Article In Memoriam of Captain Dennis R. Sherwood (1955 - 2019)
by Bianca Reineke, lutheran Pastor, Germany - published on 3 January 2020
Ladders are the bridges for crossing the rough seas of our lives.
When you are a Marine Pilot at work, hoping and praying that the ladders which let you embark the vessel are stable, safe and not dangerous.
In Memoriam of the late Captain Dennis Sherwood who passed away on Monday the 30th of December.