Marine Accident Brief: Contact of the Barge YD 71 with the James T. Wilson Fishing Pier, November 17, 2019

​On November 17, 2019, about 0904, the barge YD 71 contacted the James T. Wilson Fishing Pier in Hampton, Virginia, after breaking loose from its mooring. There were no people aboard the barge or on the pier at the time of the accident. The vessel was later extricated from under the pier and towed to a repair yard. No pollution or injuries were reported. Damage to the vessel was estimated at $38,000, and damage to the pier was estimated at $1,277,157.​ ​The National Transportation Safety Board determines that the probable cause of the contact between the barge YD 71 and the James T. Wilson Fishing Pier was a shackle pin in the mooring arrangement working itself free in heavy weather, leading to the barge’s uncontrolled drift.


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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 01759819
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Report/Paper Numbers: NTSB/MAB-20/35, Accident ID: DCA20FM004
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: Nov 16 2020 12:59PM