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Thursday, February 15, 2024
Hotspur pictured earlier in Ketchikan, Alaska. U.S. Coast Guard Photo
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NTSB Report: Flooding and Non-Operational Alarms Led to Fishing Vessel Loss

The National Transportation Safety Board (NTSB) has concluded that the likely cause of the capsizing and sinking of the fishing vessel Hotspur near Nunez

February 15, 2024
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Wednesday, February 7, 2024
Carib Trader II precasualty. (Source: Gordon Dalzell, shipspotting.com via NTSB)
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NTSB Investigation Reveals Probable Cause of ‘Carib Trader II’ Sinking

The National Transportation Safety Board (NTSB) has issued its investigation report into the sinking of the Carib Trader II during a dead ship tow from the

February 7, 2024
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Wednesday, January 31, 2024
M/V Genius Star XI arrives dockside in Dutch Harbor, Alaska on January 30, 2024. U.S. Coast Guard Photo
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‘Genius Star XI’ Docks in Dutch Harbor After Lithium-Ion Battery Fire

The M/V Genius Star XI has docked at Dutch Harbor, Alaska, to facilitate the ongoing salvage work in response to a fire involving its lithium-ion battery cargo

January 31, 2024
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seacor power capsized
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NTSB Urges Use of Personal Locator Devices to Boost Safety for Mariners

The National Transportation Safety Board (NTSB) has issued a safety alert advising vessel owners and operators to equip each crewmember with a personal locator

January 31, 2024
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Wednesday, January 10, 2024
The L/B Robert listing to port as seen on November 21, 2022. U.S. Coast Guard Photo
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Gulf of Mexico Liftboat Accident Underscores Weather-Related Risks

The National Transportation Safety Board on Wednesday issued its report into the listing of an elevated liftboat caused by storm with gale-force winds and high

January 10, 2024
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Monday, January 8, 2024
Barbours Cut Container Terminal aerial photo. File Photo courtesy Port Houston
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Fire on Containership Claims the Lives of Two Crew Members at Port Houston

A fire on board a containership at Port Houston claimed the lives of two crew members and third sustained injuries, the port reported Monday. The fire took

January 8, 2024
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Wednesday, January 3, 2024
The Coast Guard and good Samaritans rescued 13 people from the 115-foot fishing vessel, Tremont, Oct. 28, 2022 after the fishing vessel and a containership reportedly collided 63 miles southeast of Chincoteague, Virginia. U.S. Coast Guard photo courtesy of Coast Guard Air Station Elizabeth City
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Collision Between Containership and Fishing Vessel Highlights Lack of Proper Lookout

A fishing vessel mate’s failure to maintain a proper lookout and conducting maintenance on critical equipment while underway led to his vessel’s

January 3, 2024
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Tuesday, January 2, 2024
The M/V Genius Star XI loitering outside Dutch Harbor, Alaska, December 30, 2023. Photo courtesy U.S. Coast Guard
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Cargo Ship Carrying Lithium-Ion Batteries Anchored Near Dutch Harbor After Fire

The M/V Genius Star XI, carrying lithium-ion batteries, has been anchored near Dutch Harbor, Alaska, and poses no immediate risk following last week’s

January 2, 2024
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Saturday, December 30, 2023
The Coast Guard is responding to a reported fire aboard the 410-foot cargo vessel Genius Star XI, approximately 200 miles southwest of Dutch Harbor, Alaska on Thursday, Dec. 29, 2023. U.S. Coast Guard Photo
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Fire on Cargo Ship Carrying Lithium-Ion Batteries Near Dutch Harbor

The U.S. Coast Guard is responding to a fire on a cargo ship carrying lithium-ion batteries near Dutch Harbor, Alaska. The fire is contained but still ongoing,

December 30, 2023
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Thursday, December 14, 2023
a seafarers enters an enclosed space on board a ship
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InterManager Calls for Safety Improvements After Surge of Enclosed Space Deaths on Ships

InterManager, the international trade association for the ship and crew management sector, is urging the shipping industry to work together to enhance safety

December 14, 2023
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Wednesday, December 13, 2023
M/V Thorco Basilisk pictured underway before the equipment failure. (Source: VesselFinder via NTSB)
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Undetected Corrosion and Wear Lead to Equipment Failure on Cargo Ship -NTSB

A recent incident involving a cargo ship in Houston has brought attention to the importance of regular maintenance and inspection of equipment. According to

December 13, 2023
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Wednesday, December 6, 2023
Photo of the ONE Orpheus grounding from social media.
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Containership ‘ONE ORPHEUS’ Refloated in Suez Canal After Grounding

Update: The ONE Orpheus is back underway after being refloated by tugs in the Suez Canal. AIS data shows she was aground for about 5 hours. CAIRO, Dec 6

December 6, 2023
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The container ship MSC Danit is seen the day after U.S. Coast Guard and National Transportation Safety Board (NTSB) marine casualty investigators boarded the container ship, off the Port of Long Beach, California, U.S. October 17, 2021. REUTERS/David Swanson
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NTSB Recommends Changes Following 2021 Oil Spill Off Southern California Coast

The National Transportation Safety Board (NTSB) has recommended new alarms and procedures for pipeline incursions and a change to an anchorage following an oil

December 6, 2023
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Friday, December 1, 2023
Photo shows damage to the BBC Marmara's bow while in dry dock. Photo courtesy MAIB
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BBC Marmara Grounding: Investigation Report Reveals Alcohol Consumption as Contributing Factor

The UK Marine Accident Investigation Branch has released its accident investigation report on the grounding of the cargo vessel BBC Marmara. The incident

December 1, 2023
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Thursday, November 30, 2023
Tank vessel Endo Breeze underway after the fire. (Source: Martine Klingsick, Shipspotting.com)
Accidents

Maintenance Error Causes Engine Room Fire on Tanker

An engine room fire aboard a Maltese-flagged tanker last year that resulted in $1.2 million in damages was caused by a maintenance error, according to the

November 30, 2023
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Wednesday, November 29, 2023
golden ray salvage
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Coast Guard Presents Public Service Awards for Heroic Actions During Golden Ray Capsizing

In a ceremony held at the Southeast Georgia Conference Center on Monday, the U.S. Coast Guard honored maritime partners for their commendable actions during

November 29, 2023
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Tuesday, November 28, 2023
Hopper Barge Fire Loaded with Wood Pellets
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US Coast Guard Issues Safety Alert for Wood Pellet Fires

The U.S. Coast Guard has issued a safety alert to mariners, warning them about the dangers associated with fires caused by wood pellets. This alert comes after

November 28, 2023
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Friday, November 24, 2023
mpv everest fire investigation
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Fire on ‘MPV Everest’ Highlights Risks of Operating in Remote, Harsh Environments

The Australian Transport Safety Bureau (ATSB) has released its report into a 2021 fire on board a multi-purpose vessel chartered by the Australian Antarctic

November 24, 2023
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Thursday, November 9, 2023
S-Trust at anchor following the casualty. U.S. Coast Guard Photo
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Thermal Runaway of Lithium-Ion Battery Destroys Tanker’s Bridge

The National Transportation Safety Board (NTSB) on Thursday said that a fire on an oil tanker last year was caused by the thermal runaway of a cell within a

November 9, 2023
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Tuesday, November 7, 2023
The commercial dive boat Conception at sunrise prior to sinking, September 2, 2019. (Source: Ventura County Fire Department)
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Captain of Dive Boat Found Guilty of ‘Seaman’s Manslaughter’ in California Tragedy

In a late afternoon verdict on Monday, Jerry Nehl Boylan, the captain of the Conception dive boat, was found guilty by a jury of one count of misconduct or

November 7, 2023
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