Thursday, April 8, 2021
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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: 6348

Monday, April 5, 2021
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NTSB Says Complacency, Lack of Procedural Compliance at Issue in Marine Accidents

The National Transportation Safety Board (NTSB) says a lack of procedural compliance and complacency were key factors in several marine accident investigations that have concluded so far in 2021. The...

April 5, 2021
Total Views: 3070

Tuesday, March 30, 2021
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Speed A Factor in 2019 Houston Ship Channel Collision -NTSB

The U.S. National Transportation Safety Board (NTSB) has determined that vessel speed was a factor in the 2019 collision between a liquefied propane gas tanker and a barge in the...

March 30, 2021
Total Views: 4930

Thursday, February 4, 2021

NTSB Blames Poor Bridge Resource Management for LPG Tanker’s Wharf Strike

A ship carrying liquefied petroleum gas struck a Washington State wharf in 2019 because the pilot approached with excessive speed and at too steep an angle, resulting from poor bridge...

February 4, 2021
Total Views: 6603

Thursday, January 28, 2021

NTSB: Fishing Vessel Sank After Striking Submerged Wreck Off South Carolina

The National Transportation Safety Board has released its investigation report into the 2019 loss of the F/V Miss Annie after the fishing vessel struck a submerged wreck that had shifted...

January 28, 2021
Total Views: 6360

Thursday, December 17, 2020

Poor Bridge Resource Management Cited in American Liberty Accident -NTSB Report

The U.S. National Safety Board has determined that poor bridge resource management and miscommunication between the pilot and master was the probable cause of last year’s accident involving the U.S.-flagged...

December 17, 2020
Total Views: 8772

Thursday, December 10, 2020

NTSB Reports on Maritime Lessons Learned in 2019

The U.S. National Transportation Safety Board released a report today highlighting the most important lessons learned from marine accident investigations completed during calendar year 2019. The Safer Seas Digest 2019...

December 10, 2020
Total Views: 5235

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: 8981

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: 6536

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: 1045

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: 801

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: 443

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: 1554

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: 138

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: 243

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: 297

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: 53

Thursday, September 3, 2020
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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: 328

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: 79

Tuesday, April 28, 2020
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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: 228