Accident Reports


Thursday, January 26, 2023
Accidents

Crew Fatigue Led to OSV Striking Production Platform in Gulf of Mexico

A company not adhering to their 12-hour work limit led to an offshore supply vessel striking an oil and gas production platform in the Gulf of Mexico last

3 hours ago
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Sunday, January 15, 2023
Collision

Norway Naval Officer Goes On Trial Over Oil Tanker Collision

OSLO, Jan 16 (Reuters) – A Norwegian naval officer stands trial on Monday accused of negligence that led to the 2018 collision between a

January 15, 2023
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Wednesday, January 11, 2023
Accidents

Inadequate Lookouts Led to Collision Between Superyacht and Tanker in the Bahamas

Two crews not maintaining proper lookouts led to the December 2021 collision between a superyacht and a tanker near Nassau, Bahamas, the National

January 11, 2023
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Friday, December 16, 2022
Accidents

APL England Cargo Loss Report: Ship’s Fittings Found in Poor Condition

The Australian Transport Safety Bureau (ATSB) has issued its final report into the loss of containers from the APL England off Sydney, finding that the

December 16, 2022
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Wednesday, December 7, 2022
Accidents

Coast Guard: Ever Forward Pilot Distracted By Cell Phone Prior to Grounding

The U.S. Coast Guard says the pilot of the containership Ever Forward was distracted by his cell phone when the 1,095-foot ship grounded in the Chesapeake Bay

December 7, 2022
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Friday, November 18, 2022
Accidents

Electrical Genset Failure Led to Towing Vessel’s Loss of Steering and Grounding -NTSB

An electrical generator set (genset) failure and subsequent loss of steering led to the grounding of a towing vessel near Greenville, Mississippi, the National

November 18, 2022
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Thursday, November 10, 2022
Shipping

Reduced Speed Caused LPG Tanker’s Collision with Moored Tug

A pilot’s order to reduce a liquefied petroleum gas carrier’s speed during strong crosswinds led to a collision with a moored tug near Port Neches, Texas,

November 10, 2022
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Tuesday, October 18, 2022
seacor power capsized
Accidents

Seacor Power Capsizing: NTSB Finds Severe Winds, Weather Data Gaps and No Personal Locator Beacons

NTSB investigation into the Seacor Power capsizing finds no fault in captain’s decision to get underway, but acknowledged gaps in weather data made

October 18, 2022
Total Views: 5828

Friday, October 14, 2022
Accidents

Missing Engine Parts, Untrained Crew Identified in Towing Vessel Fire Investigation

The National Transportation Safety Board has identified missing engine parts and untrained crewmembers as contributing to an engine room fire on a towing

October 14, 2022
Total Views: 3620

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
Total Views: 21357

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: 4725

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: 4630

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
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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
Total Views: 23366

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: 2446

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: 5082

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: 5021

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: 3245