Accident Reports

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

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: 13624

Friday, May 6, 2022

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: 6705

Thursday, April 28, 2022

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: 2309

Thursday, April 21, 2022

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
Total Views: 3125

Thursday, April 14, 2022

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: 14393

Thursday, April 7, 2022

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: 3669

Thursday, March 31, 2022

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: 3206

Tuesday, March 29, 2022

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: 13158

Tuesday, March 15, 2022

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: 6819

Tuesday, March 8, 2022

NTSB Determines Probable Cause in ‘Miss Dorothy’ Towing Vessel Fire

An engine room fire aboard a towing vessel started when diesel fuel spray hit an uninsulated section of the engine’s exhaust system, the National

March 8, 2022
Total Views: 5456

Thursday, March 3, 2022

Captain’s Errors Led to Collision Between Offshore Supply Vessel and Coast Guard Cutter: NTSB Report

A captain’s assumption and poor communication led to a collision between an offshore supply vessel and a U.S. Coast Guard cutter in Sabine Pass, the National

March 3, 2022
Total Views: 10342

Tuesday, February 8, 2022

Captain’s Fatigue Led to Sinking of Fishing Vessel in Alaska

A captain’s decision to get under way while fatigued led to the grounding and sinking of a fishing vessel near Whittier, Alaska, the National Transportation

February 8, 2022
Total Views: 5572

Thursday, January 27, 2022

NTSB: Poor Communication Leads to Bridge Damage in Louisiana

Poor communication led to a tow striking a railway swing bridge near Slidell, Louisiana, the National Transportation Safety Board said Thursday. On Jan. 12,

January 27, 2022
Total Views: 3029

Monday, January 24, 2022

BSEE Issues Safety Recommendations Following Fatal Offshore Accidents

The U.S. Bureau of Safety and Environmental Enforcement (BSEE) has recommended added safety measures following the release of panel investigation reports into

January 24, 2022
Total Views: 1888

Monday, December 20, 2021
auger tension leg platform

US Coast Guard Publishes Report on Fatal Lifeboat Drill Accident on Shell’s Auger Platform

The U.S. Coast Guard has issued its report from its investigation into a fatal lifeboat accident on Shell’s Auger tension leg platform in the U.S. Gulf

December 20, 2021
Total Views: 4823

Thursday, December 16, 2021

NTSB Says Failure to Disconnect Vehicle Batteries Caused Fire Aboard Höegh Xiamen

The National Transportation Safety Board has issued eight safety recommendations stemming from its investigation into the June 2020 car carrier fire in

December 16, 2021
Total Views: 7861

Wednesday, December 15, 2021

NTSB: Diesel Generator Engine Failure Leads to Fire Aboard Offshore Supply Vessel

The National Transportation Safety Board on Wednesday published a Marine Accident Brief on its investigation into a diesel generator engine failure and fire on

December 15, 2021
Total Views: 5599

Tuesday, December 7, 2021
Waymon L Boyd Dredge Fire

NTSB Determines Probable Cause of Fatal Pipeline Strike and Fire Aboard Dredger in Texas; 10 Safety Recommendations Issued

The National Transportation Safety Board (NTSB) held a virtual public board meeting on Tuesday to consider the draft final report on the explosion and fire

December 7, 2021
Total Views: 2160

Tuesday, November 23, 2021

Tanker Master’s Fatigue Cited in $73 Million Marine Accident

A tanker operating company’s decision to change masters without a handover period led to a $72.9 million marine accident off the coast of Louisiana,

November 23, 2021
Total Views: 8853

Thursday, November 4, 2021

NTSB Determines Cause of the Fatal Collision of a Tanker and Fishing Vessel Near Galveston, Texas

The National Transportation Safety Board has identified a fishing vessel captain’s decision to navigate towards a Galveston entrance shipping channel,

November 4, 2021
Total Views: 2345