Wednesday, October 6, 2021

NTSB Reports Probable Cause of Engine Room Fire Aboard Fishing Vessel ‘Master Dylan’

Failure of a diesel generator caused an engine room fire aboard a commercial fishing vessel in the Gulf of Mexico, according to the National Transportation Safety Board. No injuries were...

October 6, 2021
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Wednesday, September 22, 2021

MAIB Reports on Fatal Crush Incident on General Cargo Ship ‘Cimbris’

Unsafe working practices and poor safety culture were at issue in the death of port stevedore who was crushed by a hatch cover during cargo discharge operations on board a...

September 22, 2021
Total Views: 2491

Thursday, September 16, 2021
CMA CGM Bianca

Downburst Winds Caused CMA CGM Containership to Breakaway in New Orleans: Report

A sudden downburst generating severe, unforecasted winds caused a CMA CGM containership to breakaway from a pier and damage equipment at the Napoleon Avenue Container Terminal in New Orleans last...

September 16, 2021
Total Views: 4153

Tuesday, September 14, 2021
golden bay capsized at port of brunswick

Inaccurate Stability Calculations Found as Probable Cause in Golden Ray Capsizing

Inaccurate stability calculations caused the capsizing of vehicle carrier Golden Ray with more 4,100 vehicles loaded inside, resulting in a total loss of the vessel and all of its cargo,...

September 14, 2021
Total Views: 9114

Thursday, September 9, 2021
Andiamo yacht fire

Unattended Candles and Inoperable Fire-Detection System Led to Total Loss of $6.3 Million Yacht -NTSB

Candles lit and left unattended in a yacht’s VIP suite caused a fire that resulted in the total loss of the vessel and $480,000 in damage to a Miami marina...

September 9, 2021
Total Views: 13730

Thursday, August 26, 2021
rc creppel collision

NTSB: Insufficient Communication, Inaccurate AIS Caused Fatal Collision Between Towing Vessels on Lower Mississippi

The National Transportation Safety Board (NTSB) has identified two pilots’ insufficient radio communication and inaccurate AIS info related to tow size as the probable cause of fatal collision between a...

August 26, 2021
Total Views: 6381

Tuesday, August 24, 2021

NTSB Publishes Safer Seas Digest 2020

The National Transportation Safety Board released Tuesday the Safer Seas Digest 2020, a compendium of the NTSB’s maritime accident investigations involving loss of life, injuries and significant property damage completed in 2020. This...

August 24, 2021
Total Views: 1611

Thursday, August 19, 2021

Lack of Effective Position Monitoring at Anchor Leads to Costly Accident: NTSB

A bridge team’s lack of effective monitoring of their position while at anchor led to a cargo ship colliding with an anchored bulk carrier and striking a chemical dock on...

August 19, 2021
Total Views: 5805

Tuesday, July 20, 2021
stolt groenland

MAIB Issues Investigation Report on ‘Catastrophic’ Stolt Groenland Explosion in Korea

The UK Marine Accident Investigation Branch has issued its investigation report on the 2019 explosion and and fire on board the chemical tanker Stolt Groenland in Ulsan, South Korea. Footage...

July 20, 2021
Total Views: 5757

Friday, July 2, 2021
arrow aground

MAIB Blames Bridge Team in Grounding of Ro-Ro Freight Ferry in Aberdeen Harbour

The UK Marine Accident Investigation Branch (MAIB) has issued its report into last summer’s grounding of the ro-ro freight ferry Arrow, resulting in significant damage to the vessel’s hull. The...

July 2, 2021
Total Views: 5166

Friday, June 18, 2021
Old Glory towing vessel

NTSB: Inadequate Navigational Assessment Led to Barge Striking Bridge in Florida

Inadequate navigational assessment that did not identify the risk of strong cross currents led a towing vessel and barge striking a bridge near Fort Pierce, Florida last August, the National...

June 18, 2021
Total Views: 2792

Wednesday, June 9, 2021
ever smart cargo loss

UK Marine Accident Investigation Branch: Too Early to Tell ‘Common Themes’ in North Pacific Container Losses

The U.K. Marine Accident Investigation Branch says its too early say what exactly is causing the increasing number of container loss incidents in the North Pacific Ocean or whether these...

June 9, 2021
Total Views: 6175

Tuesday, June 8, 2021
Akademik Ioffe

Passenger Vessel Grounding Shows Risks of Arctic Travel

By Clifford Harvey, Director of Marine Investigations at the Transportation Safety Board of Canada On 24 August 2018, the passenger vessel Akademik Ioffe ran aground in the Canadian Arctic. The vessel was...

June 8, 2021
Total Views: 8716

Tuesday, May 25, 2021
rebecca mary fishing vessel

Fishing Vessel Crew Credited for Early Communication, Fast Action During Sinking

The U.S. National Transportation Safety Board is crediting a heads-up crew and early communication with the Coast Guard for saving lives during last year’s sinking of the fishing vessel Rebecca...

May 25, 2021
Total Views: 4400

Thursday, May 20, 2021
mpv everest fire investigation

Australia Issues Preliminary Report on MPV Everest Fire During Antarctic Resupply Mission

The Australian Transport Safety Bureau (ATSB) has released a preliminary report from its ongoing investigation into last month’s fire on board the MPV Everest during a resupply mission to Antarctica....

May 20, 2021
Total Views: 4230

Tuesday, May 18, 2021
Iron Chieftrain fire

ATSB: Fire on Self-Unloading Bulk Carrier Highlights Inadequate International Fire Safety Standards and Regulations

Investigators with the Australian Transport Safety Bureau said a five-day fire on board a self-unloading bulk carrier at the Port of Kembla in 2018 highlights the lack of adequate regulatory...

May 18, 2021
Total Views: 3484

Tuesday, May 4, 2021
Iron Maiden dive support vessel

NTSB Says Lack of Continuous Monitoring at Issue in 2020 Shipyard Fire

The National Transportation Safety Board says a lack of continues monitoring was at issue in a shipyard fire at the Allied Shipyard in Larose, Louisiana last April. The fire aboard...

May 4, 2021
Total Views: 3535

Tuesday, April 27, 2021
Atlantic Huron

Improperly Installed Screw Led to Costly Marine Accident at Soo Locks: NTSB Report

The incorrect installation of a single set screw led to the loss of propulsion control on the Canadian-flagged, 736-foot-long Atlantic Huron, causing the ship to strike a pier at 6.8...

April 27, 2021
Total Views: 22340

Wednesday, April 21, 2021

NTSB: Poor Cargo Loading Procedures Led to Loss of Containers off Hawaii

Poor barge loading resulted in the loss of 21 cargo containers into the ocean off the coast of Hawaii last year, the National Transportation Safety Board said in its report...

April 21, 2021
Total Views: 4203

Thursday, April 8, 2021
Cheramie Bo Truc No 22 path

NTSB: Erratic Steering (But Not Alcohol) Led to 2019 Sabine Pass Collision

The erratic steering of a supply vessel led to a 2019 collision resulting in more than 6,000 gallons of diesel oil being dumped into Sabine Pass, a busy waterway between...

April 8, 2021
Total Views: 6615