Marine Accident Brief: Contact of Lindberg Crosby Tow with Interstate 10 Bridge, February 11, 2019

​At 1316 local time on February 11, 2019, the towing vessel Lindberg Crosby, with a crew of four, suffered a loss of engine control and struck the Interstate 10 (I-10) bridge while attempting to dock an empty tank barge at the nearby Southwest Shipyard dock on the San Jacinto River in Channelview, Texas. No pollution or injuries were reported. Damage to the bridge and barge was estimated at $1,595,887. ​The National Transportation Safety Board determines that the probable cause of the towing vessel Lindberg Crosby contacting a pier column of the Interstate 10 bridge was the undetected loss of starboard engine directional control due to a separation of the control system mechanical linkage to the pneumatic gear clutch, resulting in the engine not shifting in response to the operator’s commands.


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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 01741358
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Report/Paper Numbers: NTSB/MAB-20/02, Accident ID: DCA19FM015
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: May 20 2020 12:20PM