Friday, May 25, 2018
stern of the El Faro as seen from underwater ROV

NTSB Breaks Down El Faro Findings in Must-Read Illustrated Digest

The National Transportation Safety Board has released 16-page illustrated digest summarizing in detail the critical events and decisions that led to the October 1, 2015 sinking of the American cargo...

May 25, 2018
Total Views: 194

Thursday, May 10, 2018

MAIB Investigation Report: Cargo Ship ‘Islay Trader’ Grounded After Dragging Anchor

The UK Marine Accident Investigation Branch (MAIB) has released its report on the investigation into last year’s grounding of the general cargo ship Islay Trader off Margate, England, finding that...

May 10, 2018
Total Views: 59

Thursday, May 3, 2018

Pilot, Master Miscommunication Led to Cruise Ship Grounding in New Zealand

On January 27, 2016, the Maltese-flagged passenger ship Azamara Quest, with a pilon on board, was en route to the port of Picton in New Zealand’s Marlborough Sounds when it...

May 3, 2018
Total Views: 49

Friday, April 27, 2018

MAIB: Pilots’ ‘Very Limited Local Knowledge’ Led to Bulker’s Groundings in UAE

The UK Marine Accident Investigation Branch has released its report into the groundings of the UK registered bulk carrier Umm Al Qaywayn, United Arab Emirates. The 189-meter bulk carrier grounded...

April 27, 2018
Total Views: 25

Wednesday, February 7, 2018
EL FARO NTSB Board Meeting

NTSB Releases El Faro Investigation Final Report

The U.S. National Transportation Safety Board has released its final report on its investigation into the sinking of the American cargo ship SS El Faro on October 1, 2015 in...

February 7, 2018
Total Views: 433

Tuesday, December 12, 2017
EL FARO NTSB Board Meeting

Overconfident Captain Ignored Storm Reports Before EL FARO Sinking -NTSB

Update: Captain’s Decisions, Shipping Company’s Poor Safety Oversight Determined as Probable Cause of EL FARO Sinking By Ian Simpson WASHINGTON, Dec 12 (Reuters) – The sinking of the U.S. freighter El Faro...

December 12, 2017
Total Views: 33

Thursday, November 9, 2017

MAIB: Poor Stevedoring Practices Contributed to Fatal Cargo Collapse on Bulk Carrier

The UK Marine Accident Investigation Branch has found that poor stevedoring practices probably contributed to a fatal accident in December 2016 when a stack of timber collapsed on board the...

November 9, 2017
Total Views: 42

Wednesday, November 1, 2017
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U.S. Navy Releases Investigation Report on ‘Preventable’ USS Fitzgerald and USS John S McCain Collisions

The fatal collisions involving two U.S. Navy destroyers in the Seventh Fleet’s Area of Responsibility this year could have been prevented, the Navy said in a collision report released Wednesday....

November 1, 2017
Total Views: 225

Thursday, October 26, 2017
Ultra-large container vessel CMA CGM Vasco de Gama

UK MAIB Releases Report on Ultra-Large Containership Grounding Near Southampton

The UK Marine Accident Investigation Branch has issued its investigation report into the August 2016 grounding of the UK-flagged ultra-large containership CMA CGM Vasco De Gama during its approach to...

October 26, 2017
Total Views: 41

Thursday, October 19, 2017

MAIB: ECDIS Safeguards ‘Overlooked, Disabled or Ignored’ in Grounding of Cargo Ship Off England

The UK Marine Accident Investigation Branch says that ECDIS safeguards were either “overlooked, disabled or ignored” in the grounding of a bulk carrier off the east coast of England last...

October 19, 2017
Total Views: 54

Thursday, October 12, 2017

MAIB: London Ship Pilot Was Drinking Before Fatal Boarding Accident

An experienced ship pilot with the Port of London Authority had been drinking before he fell to his death during a pilot transfer on the River Thames last October, according...

October 12, 2017
Total Views: 98

Thursday, September 7, 2017

MAIB Publishes Investigation Report Into Transocean Winner Grounding

The UK Marine Accident Investigation Branch (MAIB) has released its investigation report into the August 2016 grounding of semi-submersible drilling rig Transocean Winner on the Isle of Lewis following the...

September 7, 2017
Total Views: 118

Thursday, August 31, 2017

Denmark Issues Investigation Report Into Loss of Maersk Supply Ships Off France

The Danish Maritime Accident Investigation Board has released its investigation report into the loss of two former Maersk Supply Ships during a side-by-side tow to the breakers in December 2016,...

August 31, 2017
Total Views: 1788

Thursday, July 27, 2017
Collision near Morgans Point in Houston Ship Channel

NTSB Report Details Lessons Learned from 27 Major Maritime Accidents

The National Transporation Safety Board has released a publication detailing lessons learned from 27 major, maritime accidents involving loss of life, injuries and property damage. The annual publication, known as...

July 27, 2017
Total Views: 54

Wednesday, July 19, 2017

UK MAIB Issues Investigation Report Into Fatal Capsizing of Tug During Ship Assist

A UK Marine Accident Investigation Branch investigation into the fatal capsizing of a harbor tug while assisting a CMA CGM containership in the port of Tulear, Madagascar identified a number...

July 19, 2017
Total Views: 38

Friday, June 30, 2017

Amid El Faro Investigation, NTSB Issues Recommendations Aimed at Getting Better Weather Information to Mariners

The United States’ National Transportation Safety Board has issued 10 safety recommendations aimed at enhancing the availability of weather information to mariners amid its ongoing investigation into the 2015 sinking...

June 30, 2017
Total Views: 3

Friday, March 31, 2017

NTSB Marine Accident Brief: Sinking of the Towing Vessel Spence

The NTSB has released a Marine Accident Brief on its investigation into the December 2015 sinking of the towing vessel Spence in the Caribbean Sea. On December 14, 2015 the...

March 31, 2017
Total Views: 51

Tuesday, March 7, 2017

NTSB: Docking Errors, Insufficient Oversight Caused Cruise Ship Allision in Baltimore

Too much speed and too steep of an angle of approach is what led to the Carnival Pride allide with a pier in Baltimore Harbor last year, causing more than...

March 7, 2017
Total Views: 50

Wednesday, February 8, 2017
city of rotterdam ship collision

Error Due to ‘Relative Motion Illusion’ ID’d in ‘City of Rotterdam’ Investigation Report

Pilot error resulting from ‘relative motion illusion’ has been identified as the likely cause of the collision between the vehicle carrier City of Rotterdam and a DFDS roll-on/roll-off passenger ferry on the River Humber...

February 8, 2017
Total Views: 53

Thursday, June 9, 2016

Lack of Communication ID’d as Probable Cause of 2015 Houston Ship Channel Collision

A pilot’s inability to respond appropriately to hydrodynamic forces and a lack of communication was found to be the probable cause between a bulk carrier and a Maersk chemical tanker...

June 9, 2016
Total Views: 38