On June 30, at the Banker's Club in Cincinnati, Ohio, the captain and 12 crew members of The Ohio River Company towboat M/V Queen City were awarded the nation's highest safety award for their heroism in rescuing four capsized fishermen from the swirling currents of the Ohio River. The awards were presented by the National Safety Council, Marine Section, and the American Institute of Merchant Shipping. The award marks the first time in its history that AIMS has offered its top annual award to an inland vessel.
On the late afternoon of October 11, 1976, the M/V Queen City was pushing 12 barges of coal up the Ohio River at a point near Dashield's Locks, 13 miles from Pittsburgh, Pa. At 5:40 p.m., pilot Billy Nolan spotted a capsized 18-foot motorboat. Nearby, four people were floundering helplessly in the treacherous river currents, being swept toward the oncoming barges.
Pilot Nolan immediately radioed the locks to request a rescue boat to pick up the victims. The dispatcher at the locks radioed back that there was no boat available, and urged that the crew of the M/V Queen City attempt to rescue themselves.
Armed with life preservers, the crew of the tow moved along the 12 loaded barges, which were now bearing down on the four victims in the water. Reaching the bow of the point barge, the crew was able to reach the men in the water with the preservers and pull them safely aboard.
In addition, Capt. Charles Wolf instructed his crew to right the capsized boat, pump the water out, and tie it up at the locks while the survivors were taken into a waiting ambulance. The rescue operation was complete, with none of the party suffering any ill effects, with the exception of one man who was in a state of shock.
Surviving the ordeal were the boat's owner Louis M. Krofchick of Ambridge, Pa., his father Louis Krofchick Sr., and two guests of the Krofchicks, Harry Dunn and Robert Dunn.
The National Safety Council, represented by general chairman David Walker, presented the award pennant to The Ohio River Company president Jack Geary, and vice president, operations David Martenson. James Reynolds, president of the American Institute of Merchant Shipping, presented The Ohio River Company with a permanent plaque for the M/V Queen City, plus certificates of commendation to Captain Wolf and each of the crew members.
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team in motion. The logistics are daunting. and permitting requirements, awaiting ? nal okay from the There was more bad news for Vineyard Wind. This sum- Ohio Power Siting Board. Construction is slated for 2022. mary has only focused on federal reviews. In fact, of course, The project most likely to start
an operator, class society and consult- and Environmental Engineering from Engineering from Vaasa Institute of ing frm. Nani is a licensed profes- Ohio State University and an MBA Technology in Finland. He is experi- sional engineer in Washington and from Case Western Reserve University. enced
taken ineffcient plants off line. Building for the Future The completion of the Olmsted Locks and Dam this past the Great Lakes, the Gulf of Mexico and the Ohio River. summer is another big positive for Port operations. Roughly He was most recently the executive director of the Duluth 100 miles downriver
more coal this F ual Ports. These consist of Burns Harbor, on Lake Erie; year than it did it 2017, and experienced increased ship- Jeffersonville, on the Ohio, across from Louisville, KY; and ments in ethanol, soy products and dried distillers grain. Mount Vernon, also on the Ohio River, about 140 miles
off this by shrinking the feet and by devel- oping new petrochemical manufacturing markets in the Marcellus / Utica felds which happen to be on the Upper Ohio river.” How is the latter effort going? We have seen the coal rebound continue in 2018. The export coal markets have been strong, and the East Coast
been the Campbell does a lot of third-party the river, also affect inland opera- strongest positive contributor to our towing of liquid barges on the Ohio tors. Give us a sense of what this has nation’s balance of trade. Mending River. As a result of this, we are held done to your markets, if anything
quisition has worked out very well for Campbell. All the ahead. I will also strongly support WCI’s work to educate assets and operations were on the Ohio River and were new members of the 116th Congress about the importance integrated seamlessly into our Campbell business. We look March 2019 18 MN
the barge land waterways system. That is up from 569 million tons industry for over 30 years in a number of key roles, he in calendar year 2016. On the Ohio River, we have seen also counts among his many qualifcations his tenure(s) as a spike in demand for coal, metallurgical and steam, both Past Chairman
down. That Jones Act waiver for a strategic petroleum reserve ‘drawdown’ via VLCC may seem a long way off from your far fung pushboat operation on the Ohio River. It’s not. It is in this context that the advent of the Coast Guard’s subchapter M towboat rules is so important. As many as 5,300 vessels –