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SHIP NAME: Jo Sequoia KEY: NUM. ENTRIES: 2
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On July 04, 2003 the M/T JO SEQUIOA was attempting to navigate the Houston Ship Channel near markers 49 and 50, inbound. The M/T JO SEQUIOA had a steering failure at this location. The M/T JO SEQUIOA's rudder had locked hard-over to port. As the M/T JO SEQUIOA was drifting to port, the master attempted to go full astern, this maneuver did not work as the engine overspeeded and tripped offline. As the M/T JO SEQUIOA drifted to port, the tug M/V TAYLOR MARIE and four barges were outbound in the Houston Ship Channel in the same vicinity. The M/T JO SEQUIOA struck the tow of the M/V TAYLOR MARIE and caused damage to all four barges and to the tug. After the collision, the M/T JO SEQUOIA ran aground. The vessel was then refloated and towed to Houston for repair. The M/V TAYLOR MARIE and all four of her barges had damage due to the collision. No personnel were hurt.


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