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NTSB finds ship speed during Curtis Bay maneuver caused 2012 coal pier collision
NTSB finds ship speed during Curtis Bay maneuver caused 2012 coal pier collision

The crash of a 477-foot tanker into a coal pier in Baltimore in 2012 — which cost millions of dollars in damages and injured a dockworker — was likely caused by the "high rate of speed" at which operators tried to maneuver the ship into Curtis Creek, the National Transportation Safety Board said in its final report on the incident, released Friday. The findings could have implications in pending litigation, though the majority of the damages — those claimed by CSX Transportation, the Jacksonville, Fla.-based railroad that owns the pier — have been settled out of court. The Wawasan Ruby, owned by Japan-based Trio Happiness, struck the CSX Bayside Coal...

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