NTSB Safer Seas 2014 Report – Lessons Learned from Marine Accident Investigations

The tug Shanon E. Settoon ablaze near Bayou Perot, 30 miles south of New Orleans, March 13, 2013. U.S. Coast Guard Photo
The tug Shanon E. Settoon ablaze after striking a pipeline near Bayou Perot, 30 miles south of New Orleans, March 13, 2013. U.S. Coast Guard Photo

The U.S. National Transportation Safety Board (NTSB) today released its “Safer Seas 2014: Lessons Learned From Marine Accident Investigations” report, a compilation of accident investigations that were published in 2014.

The 43-page report contains a summary and the probable causes for 23 major marine accidents and features lessons learned from each. Safer Seas 2014 focuses on issues including understanding vessel control systems, passenger safety during critical maneuvers, maintenance, and crew training.

Safer Seas 2014 is available on the NTSB website at (opens in pdf): http://www.ntsb.gov/investigations/AccidentReports/Reports/SPC1501.pdf

2014 Marine Accident Locations
2014 Marine Accident Locations