Accident Reports

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
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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: 1945

Monday, December 20, 2021
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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
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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
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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: 5648

Tuesday, December 7, 2021
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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
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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
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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
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Tuesday, November 2, 2021

Investigation Report Says Stellar Banner’s Captain Deviated from Course Before Grounding

The Maritime Administrator for the Republic of Marshall Islands has issued its casualty investigation report into the grounding and total loss of the very

November 2, 2021
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Thursday, October 28, 2021

Report: Bulk Carrier Collision Highlights the Importance of Keeping a Proper Lookout

A collision between a bulk carrier and a fishing vessel off Australia’s Port Adelaide highlights the importance of watchkeepers utilizing all available

October 28, 2021
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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

October 6, 2021
Total Views: 2504

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

September 22, 2021
Total Views: 2570