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
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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: 5103

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: 2740

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: 6096

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: 8656

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: 4376

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: 4199

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: 3455

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: 3521

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: 22274

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: 4192

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: 6603

Monday, April 5, 2021
city of cleveland fire

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: 3204

Tuesday, March 30, 2021
houston ship channel collision

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: 5126

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: 6694

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: 6417

Thursday, December 17, 2020

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

The U.S. National Transportation 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...

December 17, 2020
Total Views: 8906

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: 5294

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: 8999

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: 6606