Accident Reports


Thursday, September 22, 2022
Accidents

Electrical Failure Leads to Loss of Steering and $6 Million in Damages

An electrical failure caused a bulk carrier to lose of steering and crash into a barge near New Orleans last year, resulting in an estimated $6 million in

September 22, 2022
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Wednesday, September 21, 2022
Accidents

Australian Investigators Issue Recommendations to Operator After Tenth Ship Fire in 14 Years

The Australian Transport Safety Bureau (ATSB) has issued safety recommendations to the managers and parent company of the cargo ship BBC Rhonetal following an

September 21, 2022
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Thursday, September 15, 2022
Accidents

Mississippi River Barge and Freight Train Collide: NTSB Report

The National Transportation Safety Board (NTSB) said Thursday that a Mississippi River towing vessel’s pilot and its captain pushed its tow up against a

September 15, 2022
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Tuesday, September 13, 2022
Accidents

NTSB Reiterates Call for Mandatory Personal Locator Beacons Following Investigation Into Deadly ‘Emmy Rose’ Sinking

The U.S. National Transportation Safety Board is reiterating calls for a personal locator beacon requirement following its investigation into the 2020 sinking

September 13, 2022
Total Views: 4576

Friday, September 9, 2022
Accidents

NTSB Investigation Into Fishing Vessel Fire Highlights the Importance of Personal Locator Beacons

The U.S. National Transportation Safety Board (NTSB) this week released its report for its investigation of the November 10, 2021, fire aboard the fishing

September 9, 2022
Total Views: 4541

Thursday, September 1, 2022
Accidents

NTSB Issues Safety Recommendations After $100 Million Engine Room Fire on Great Lakes Bulker

The U.S. National Transportation Safety Board issued three safety recommendations Thursday following an investigation into last year’s engine room fire

September 1, 2022
Total Views: 6867

Tuesday, August 23, 2022
Shipping

Bulk Carrier Struck Offshore Platform Missing from NOAA Navigation Charts, NTSB Finds

A bulk carrier’s striking of an oil and gas platform in the Gulf of Mexico off the coast Louisiana last year can be chalked up to poor bridge resource

August 23, 2022
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Friday, August 5, 2022
Smoke rises from a hold in the cargo ship Kota Bahagia in Napier Port, New Zealand.
Accidents

Hot Work Led to 7-Day Blaze on Cargo Ship in New Zealand -Accident Report

Hot work has been identified as the source of a seven-day blaze on board a cargo ship in New Zealand in December 2020. New Zealand’s Transport Accident

August 5, 2022
Total Views: 2394

Monday, July 18, 2022
Accidents

UK MAIB Reports on Fatal Mooring Line Accident

The UK Marine Accident Investigation Branch (MAIB) has published its report into a fatal mooring deck accident at a Russian anchorage in 2021. The chief

July 18, 2022
Total Views: 4974

Tuesday, June 21, 2022
Accidents

Lifeboat Drill Accident: Weakened Hardware, Improperly Secured Sling Caused Accidental Free-Fall Lifeboat Release in British Columbia, TSB of Canada Finds

Weakened hardware and an improperly secured lifeboat sling caused the accidental release of a bulk carrier’s free-fall lifeboat during a drill that left

June 21, 2022
Total Views: 4911

Thursday, June 2, 2022
Accidents

NTSB: Fatigued Chief Engineer’s Oversight Led to Fire Aboard Towing Vessel

A fire aboard the towing vessel Mary Lynn started after its fatigued chief engineer inadvertently left the day tank overflow valves to the storage tanks

June 2, 2022
Total Views: 3211

Tuesday, May 10, 2022
Fishing vessel Sage Catherine Lane aground on the St. Marys Entrance north jetty
Accidents

Fishing Vessel Grounded After Captain Left Wheelhouse While on Autopilot, NTSB Says

A captain’s decision to leave the wheelhouse unattended while transiting the St. Marys River on autopilot led to the grounding and sinking of a fishing

May 10, 2022
Total Views: 14232

Friday, May 6, 2022
Accidents

ATSB Issues Preliminary Report on Cement Carrier’s Collision with Tugs

The Australian Transport Safety Bureau has released a preliminary report from its ongoing investigation into a cement carrier’s collision with two berthed

May 6, 2022
Total Views: 7006

Thursday, April 28, 2022
Shipping

Hydraulic Hose Leak Led to Engine Room Fire on Fishing Vessel Off Massachusetts -NTSB Report

A hydraulic hose failure led to an engine room fire aboard the fishing vessel Nobska off the coast of Massachusetts in 2021, the National Transportation Safety

April 28, 2022
Total Views: 2392

Thursday, April 21, 2022
Accidents

Unsecured Openings Led to Flooding and Sinking of Towing Vessel, NTSB Determines

Unsecured openings in the deck of a towing vessel led to its flooding and sinking off the coast of Puerto Rico, the National Transportation Safety Board said

April 21, 2022
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Thursday, April 14, 2022
Accidents

Tanker Was Overtaking Tow During Mississippi River Grounding -NTSB

A tanker pilot’s decision to overtake a tow in a large bend on the Mississippi River with multiple nearby vessels and during high-water conditions led to

April 14, 2022
Total Views: 14550

Thursday, April 7, 2022
Accidents

Hot Work Failures Led to Fire on Aleutian Falcon, NTSB Determines

Inadequate planning for hot work led to a fire aboard a commercial fish processor while docked at a shipyard in Tacoma, Washington, the National Transportation

April 7, 2022
Total Views: 3701

Thursday, March 31, 2022
Shipping

Pilot Error Led to Tow Hitting Lock Guide Wall, NTSB Determines

Pilot error has been determined to be the cause of a tow striking a section of the Melvin Price Locks and Dam in Alton, Illinois, back in March 2021.

March 31, 2022
Total Views: 3269

Tuesday, March 29, 2022
Accidents

Engine Start Issues Led to Oil Tanker Striking Loading Dock, NTSB Says

An incorrect solution to address a main engine start issue led to the contact between an oil tanker and a loading dock in the Port of Corpus Christi, the

March 29, 2022
Total Views: 13235

Tuesday, March 15, 2022
Shipping

Maintenance Error Led to Costly Marine Casualty on Washington State Ferry -NTSB

An improperly tightened fastener led to a diesel engine failure on a Washington State Ferries passenger and car ferry near Bainbridge Island, Washington, the

March 15, 2022
Total Views: 6914