Tuesday, November 24, 2020

NTSB Cites Pilot Error in Tugboat’s Allision with Wharf

The U.S. National Transportation Safety Board has issued a marine accident brief related to its investigation into last year’s accident involving the G.M. McAllister striking a wharf on the Elizabeth...

November 24, 2020
Total Views: 8385

Tuesday, November 17, 2020

Inadequate Preload Procedure Caused Kristin Faye Liftboat to Overturn -NTSB

The Kristin Faye tilting over into the water with two crewmembers on the starboard side of the bow. Source: Sanare Energy Partners, LLC The National Transportation Safety Board identified an...

November 17, 2020
Total Views: 5932

Friday, November 13, 2020

Weld Failure on Mooring Equipment Led to Barge Striking Fishing Pier -NTSB

The failure of a weld ultimately led to a barge breaking loose from its mooring and heavily damaging a pier in Hampton, Virginia, the National Transportation Safety Board said in...

November 13, 2020
Total Views: 822

Wednesday, October 28, 2020

Preliminary Report Sheds Light on Container Loss from APL England

A preliminary report from Australian maritime investigators into the loss of containers from the APL England says that the ship experienced heavy rolling and lost power to its main engine...

October 28, 2020
Total Views: 418

Tuesday, October 20, 2020

Conception Dive Boat Fire: NTSB Says Major Safety Improvements to Small Passenger Vessels Needed

The U.S. National Transportation Safety Board is calling for major safety improvements to small passenger vessels after its investigation into the 2019 Conception dive boat fire that killed 34 people,...

October 20, 2020
Total Views: 306

Maersk Honam Fire

Maersk Honam Final Report Inconclusive on Fire’s Source

A.P. Moller – Maersk, parent company to the world’s leading shipping line, has responded to the final investigation report into the fatal March 2018 fire on board the Maersk Honam,...

October 20, 2020
Total Views: 411

Tuesday, October 13, 2020

NTSB: Incomplete Safety Procedures Led to Barge Explosion

The U.S. National Transportation Safety Board today issued Marine Accident Report 20-34 detailing its investigation of the November 4, 2019, explosion of a barge at the Illinois Marine Towing Heritage...

October 13, 2020
Total Views: 64

Friday, October 9, 2020

NTSB: Loss of Tow-Line Shackle Pin Led to Sinking of U.S.-Flagged Tug in Pacific

The loss of a towline shackle pin resulted in a towing failure that led to the sinking of a U.S-flagged tug during a developing storm in the Pacific Ocean last...

October 9, 2020
Total Views: 106

Friday, October 2, 2020
Waymon L Boyd Dredge Fire

NTSB: Dredge Waymon L. Boyd Reportedly Struck Submerged Liquid Propane Pipeline Before Explosion

The National Transportation Safety Board says the dredge Waymon L. Boyd reportedly struck a submerged liquid propane pipeline during dredging operations in the Corpus Christi Ship Channel, causing the explosion that...

October 2, 2020
Total Views: 53

Thursday, September 17, 2020

NTSB Opens Investigation Docket Into Fatal Conception Dive Boat Fire

The U.S. National Transportation Safety Board has opened the public docket as part of its ongoing investigation of the fatal fire aboard the dive boat Conception off Santa Cruz Island,...

September 17, 2020
Total Views: 31

Thursday, September 3, 2020
USS Fitzgerald departure

NTSB Says Navy Bridge Team Failure Caused USS Fitzgerald Collision

The U.S. National Transportation Safety Board has issued four safety recommendations in its 34-page final report from the agency’s years-long investigation into the 2017 collision between the guided missile destroyer...

September 3, 2020
Total Views: 86

Monday, May 4, 2020

Cargo Liquefaction and Timely Investigation Reporting Continue to Threaten Dry Bulk Shipping Safety -INTERCARGO

Cargo failure (i.e. liquefaction) and delays in casualty investigation reporting continue to be a major safety concern for dry bulk shipping, INTERCARGO said in its annual casualty report.  INTERCARGO’s Bulk...

May 4, 2020
Total Views: 9

Tuesday, April 28, 2020
duck boat salvage

NTSB Says Failure to Heed Weather Warning Led to Fatal Sinking of Duck Boat

The operator of a Branson, Missouri duck boat failed to heed a severe thunderstorm warning before the fatal sinking of the Stretch Duck 7 during severe weather in July 2018,...

April 28, 2020
Total Views: 82

Friday, February 7, 2020

MAIB: Seatruck Performance Grounded After Late Turn from ‘Nervous’ New Master

The UK Marine Accident Investigation Branch (MAIB) says a newly promoted Captain became the single-point of failure due to a lack of support from his bridge team in the grounding...

February 7, 2020
Total Views: 55

Thursday, January 16, 2020
cma cgm g washington collapsed containers

MAIB Issues Report on Loss of 137 Containers from CMA CGM Containership

Inaccurate container weight declarations were partially to blame for the loss of 137 containers overboard from a CMA CGM containership underway in the North Pacific Ocean back in January 2018,...

January 16, 2020
Total Views: 18

Thursday, November 14, 2019
duck boat tragedy

NTSB Faults U.S. Coast Guard’s Failure to Implement Prior Safety Recommendations in Fatal Duck Boat Sinking

The National Transportation Safety Board is faulting the U.S. Coast Guard for failing to implement previous-issued safety recommendations related to the operation of so-called “duck boats” as a contributing factor...

November 14, 2019
Total Views: 10

Friday, November 8, 2019
KNM Helge Ingstad collision

Norway Releases Frigate Helge Ingstad Collision Report

Officials in Norway have released a report containing the results of the first phase of the Accident Investigation Board Norway’s investigation into the collision involving the Norwegian frigate Helge Ingstad...

November 8, 2019
Total Views: 395

Thursday, October 3, 2019
priscilla aground

MAIB: Watch Officer Was Watching Videos on Phone Before Grounding

A UK Marine Accident Investigation Branch investigation has revealed that the sole watch officer on board the general cargo ship Priscilla was watching videos on his phone prior to the...

October 3, 2019
Total Views: 27

Thursday, September 12, 2019
conception fire

NTSB Releases Preliminary Report into Conception Boat Fire

The National Transportation Safety Board has released a preliminary report into the Conception dive boat fire, revealing that all six crew members were asleep when the fire broke out early...

September 12, 2019
Total Views: 16

Monday, August 5, 2019
john s. mccain

NTSB Points to Navy Failures in John S. McCain Accident Report

The August 2017 collision between the USS John S McCain and a commercial tanker was caused by insufficient training, inadequate bridge operating procedures and a lack of operational oversight, the...

August 5, 2019
Total Views: 14