Thursday, September 3, 2020
USS Fitzgerald departure

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: 369

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: 85

Tuesday, April 28, 2020
duck boat salvage

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: 241

Friday, February 7, 2020

MAIB: Seatruck Performance Grounded After Late Turn from ‘Nervous’ New Master

The UK Marine Accident Investigation Branch (MAIB) says a newly promoted Captain became the single-point of failure due to a lack of support from his bridge team in the grounding...

February 7, 2020
Total Views: 264

Thursday, January 16, 2020
cma cgm g washington collapsed containers

MAIB Issues Report on Loss of 137 Containers from CMA CGM Containership

Inaccurate container weight declarations were partially to blame for the loss of 137 containers overboard from a CMA CGM containership underway in the North Pacific Ocean back in January 2018,...

January 16, 2020
Total Views: 298

Thursday, November 14, 2019
duck boat tragedy

NTSB Faults U.S. Coast Guard’s Failure to Implement Prior Safety Recommendations in Fatal Duck Boat Sinking

The National Transportation Safety Board is faulting the U.S. Coast Guard for failing to implement previous-issued safety recommendations related to the operation of so-called “duck boats” as a contributing factor...

November 14, 2019
Total Views: 40

Friday, November 8, 2019
KNM Helge Ingstad collision

Norway Releases Frigate Helge Ingstad Collision Report

Officials in Norway have released a report containing the results of the first phase of the Accident Investigation Board Norway’s investigation into the collision involving the Norwegian frigate Helge Ingstad...

November 8, 2019
Total Views: 2384

Thursday, October 3, 2019
priscilla aground

MAIB: Watch Officer Was Watching Videos on Phone Before Grounding

A UK Marine Accident Investigation Branch investigation has revealed that the sole watch officer on board the general cargo ship Priscilla was watching videos on his phone prior to the...

October 3, 2019
Total Views: 175

Thursday, September 12, 2019
conception fire

NTSB Releases Preliminary Report into Conception Boat Fire

The National Transportation Safety Board has released a preliminary report into the Conception dive boat fire, revealing that all six crew members were asleep when the fire broke out early...

September 12, 2019
Total Views: 44

Monday, August 5, 2019
john s. mccain

NTSB Points to Navy Failures in John S. McCain Accident Report

The August 2017 collision between the USS John S McCain and a commercial tanker was caused by insufficient training, inadequate bridge operating procedures and a lack of operational oversight, the...

August 5, 2019
Total Views: 136

Monday, July 29, 2019
Queen of Cumberland

Improper Securement Led to Rescue Boat Fall from British Columbia Ferry – TSB of Canada

The incorrect securement of a rescue boat led to its uncontrolled fall from the passenger ferry Queen of Cumberland during a drill in Swartz Bay, British Columbia in 2018 resulting in two...

July 29, 2019
Total Views: 66

Tuesday, April 23, 2019
stellar daisy

Marshall Islands Releases Long-Awaited Stellar Daisy Casualty Report

The Maritime Administrator of the Republic of the Marshall Islands has released its long-awaited report on the investigation into the 2017 loss of the Stellar Daisy in the South Atlantic....

April 23, 2019
Total Views: 804

Thursday, March 28, 2019

MAIB: Poor Watchkeeping Led to Collision Between Ro-Ro and Cruiser in the Solent

The UK Maritime Accident Investigation Branch says that poor watchkeeping contributed to last September’s collision between the ro-ro passenger ferry and a recreational cruiser in the Solent near Southampton, England....

March 28, 2019
Total Views: 50

Monday, March 4, 2019

U.S. Coast Guard Issues Findings of Concern from FV Destination Investigation

Note: The following Findings of Concern is being distributed by the U.S. Coast Guard following the February 2017 loss of the FV Destination in the Bering Sea with the loss of all six...

March 4, 2019
Total Views: 54

Thursday, November 29, 2018
KNM Helge Ingstad sinking

Norway Releases Preliminary Report on Frigate Collision

The Accident Investigation Board of Norway (AIBN) released Thursday its preliminary report on its investigation into the November 8 collision involving the Norwegian frigate ‘KNM Helge Ingstad’ and a laden...

November 29, 2018
Total Views: 150

Thursday, October 18, 2018

MAIB Says Lack of Communication to Blame for CMA CGM Centaurus Hitting Pier Wall in Jebel Ali

The UK Marine Accident Investigation Branch has released its report on the UK-registered CMA CGM Centaurus’ heavy contact with the pier and two shore cranes during its arrival under pilotage...

October 18, 2018
Total Views: 80

Tuesday, September 18, 2018
stern of the El Faro as seen from underwater ROV

NTSB Video Details the Investigation of the Sinking of U.S. Cargo Vessel El Faro

The investigation into the sinking of American cargo ship El Faro was one of the most complicated maritime investigations ever undertaken by the National Transportation Safety Board.  In this 15 minute video, the NTSB...

September 18, 2018
Total Views: 75

Tuesday, August 7, 2018
DUKW “Stretch Boat 7”

NTSB Releases Preliminary Report on Fatal Duck Boat Sinking on Table Rock Lake

The National Transportation Safety Board on Tuesday released its preliminary investigation into the sinking of the Stretch Duck 7 on July 19, 2018 in Table Rock Lake near Branson, Missouri...

August 7, 2018
Total Views: 15

Thursday, June 21, 2018

MAIB: Drunk Master Left Bridge Before Grounding

The master of a Netherlands-registered cargo ship was drinking prior to when his vessel ran aground in Northern Ireland last October, the UK Marine Accident Investigation Branch said in its...

June 21, 2018
Total Views: 175

Wednesday, June 6, 2018

NTSB Cites Poor Safety Culture in Caribbean Fantasy Fire Investigation

“The Caribbean Fantasy had been detained 3 times in the years immediately before the fire, yet no red flags went up,” commented NTSB Chairman Robert Sumwalt. The National Transportation Safety Board has...

June 6, 2018
Total Views: 107