Accident Reports

Thursday, September 16, 2021
CMA CGM Bianca

Downburst Winds Caused CMA CGM Containership to Breakaway in New Orleans: Report

A sudden downburst generating severe, unforecasted winds caused a CMA CGM containership to breakaway from a pier and damage equipment at the Napoleon Avenue

September 16, 2021
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Tuesday, September 14, 2021
golden bay capsized at port of brunswick

Inaccurate Stability Calculations Found as Probable Cause in Golden Ray Capsizing

Inaccurate stability calculations caused the capsizing of vehicle carrier Golden Ray with more 4,100 vehicles loaded inside, resulting in a total loss of the

September 14, 2021
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Thursday, September 9, 2021
Andiamo yacht fire

Unattended Candles and Inoperable Fire-Detection System Led to Total Loss of $6.3 Million Yacht -NTSB

Candles lit and left unattended in a yacht’s VIP suite caused a fire that resulted in the total loss of the vessel and $480,000 in damage to a Miami

September 9, 2021
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Thursday, August 26, 2021
rc creppel collision

NTSB: Insufficient Communication, Inaccurate AIS Caused Fatal Collision Between Towing Vessels on Lower Mississippi

The National Transportation Safety Board (NTSB) has identified two pilots’ insufficient radio communication and inaccurate AIS info related to tow size as

August 26, 2021
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Tuesday, August 24, 2021

NTSB Publishes Safer Seas Digest 2020

The National Transportation Safety Board released Tuesday the Safer Seas Digest 2020, a compendium of the NTSB’s maritime accident

August 24, 2021
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Thursday, August 19, 2021

Lack of Effective Position Monitoring at Anchor Leads to Costly Accident: NTSB

A bridge team’s lack of effective monitoring of their position while at anchor led to a cargo ship colliding with an anchored bulk carrier and striking a

August 19, 2021
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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

July 20, 2021
Total Views: 6249

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

July 2, 2021
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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,

June 18, 2021
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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

June 9, 2021
Total Views: 6249

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

June 8, 2021
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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

May 25, 2021
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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

May 20, 2021
Total Views: 4296

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

May 18, 2021
Total Views: 3556

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

May 4, 2021
Total Views: 3566

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

April 27, 2021
Total Views: 22738

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

April 21, 2021
Total Views: 4231

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

April 8, 2021
Total Views: 6650

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

April 5, 2021
Total Views: 3239

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

March 30, 2021
Total Views: 5206