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Tuesday, August 23, 2022
Bulk Carrier Struck Offshore Platform Missing from NOAA Navigation Charts, NTSB Finds
Shipping

Bulk Carrier Struck Offshore Platform Missing from NOAA Navigation Charts, NTSB Finds

A bulk carrier’s striking of an oil and gas platform in the Gulf of Mexico off the coast Louisiana last year can be chalked up to poor bridge resource

August 23, 2022
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Friday, August 5, 2022
Smoke rises from a hold in the cargo ship Kota Bahagia in Napier Port, New Zealand.
Accidents

Hot Work Led to 7-Day Blaze on Cargo Ship in New Zealand -Accident Report

Hot work has been identified as the source of a seven-day blaze on board a cargo ship in New Zealand in December 2020. New Zealand’s Transport Accident

August 5, 2022
Total Views: 2537

Monday, July 18, 2022
UK MAIB Reports on Fatal Mooring Line Accident
Accidents

UK MAIB Reports on Fatal Mooring Line Accident

The UK Marine Accident Investigation Branch (MAIB) has published its report into a fatal mooring deck accident at a Russian anchorage in 2021. The chief

July 18, 2022
Total Views: 5417

Tuesday, June 21, 2022
Lifeboat Drill Accident: Weakened Hardware, Improperly Secured Sling Caused Accidental Free-Fall Lifeboat Release in British Columbia, TSB of Canada Finds
Accidents

Lifeboat Drill Accident: Weakened Hardware, Improperly Secured Sling Caused Accidental Free-Fall Lifeboat Release in British Columbia, TSB of Canada Finds

Weakened hardware and an improperly secured lifeboat sling caused the accidental release of a bulk carrier’s free-fall lifeboat during a drill that left

June 21, 2022
Total Views: 5194

Thursday, June 2, 2022
NTSB: Fatigued Chief Engineer’s Oversight Led to Fire Aboard Towing Vessel
Accidents

NTSB: Fatigued Chief Engineer’s Oversight Led to Fire Aboard Towing Vessel

A fire aboard the towing vessel Mary Lynn started after its fatigued chief engineer inadvertently left the day tank overflow valves to the storage tanks

June 2, 2022
Total Views: 3351

Tuesday, May 10, 2022
Fishing vessel Sage Catherine Lane aground on the St. Marys Entrance north jetty
Accidents

Fishing Vessel Grounded After Captain Left Wheelhouse While on Autopilot, NTSB Says

A captain’s decision to leave the wheelhouse unattended while transiting the St. Marys River on autopilot led to the grounding and sinking of a fishing

May 10, 2022
Total Views: 14329

Friday, May 6, 2022
ATSB Issues Preliminary Report on Cement Carrier’s Collision with Tugs
Accidents

ATSB Issues Preliminary Report on Cement Carrier’s Collision with Tugs

The Australian Transport Safety Bureau has released a preliminary report from its ongoing investigation into a cement carrier’s collision with two berthed

May 6, 2022
Total Views: 7101

Thursday, April 28, 2022
Hydraulic Hose Leak Led to Engine Room Fire on Fishing Vessel Off Massachusetts -NTSB Report
Shipping

Hydraulic Hose Leak Led to Engine Room Fire on Fishing Vessel Off Massachusetts -NTSB Report

A hydraulic hose failure led to an engine room fire aboard the fishing vessel Nobska off the coast of Massachusetts in 2021, the National Transportation Safety

April 28, 2022
Total Views: 2472

Thursday, April 21, 2022
Unsecured Openings Led to Flooding and Sinking of Towing Vessel, NTSB Determines
Accidents

Unsecured Openings Led to Flooding and Sinking of Towing Vessel, NTSB Determines

Unsecured openings in the deck of a towing vessel led to its flooding and sinking off the coast of Puerto Rico, the National Transportation Safety Board said

April 21, 2022
Total Views: 3249

Thursday, April 14, 2022
Tanker Was Overtaking Tow During Mississippi River Grounding -NTSB
Accidents

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
Total Views: 14761

Thursday, April 7, 2022
Hot Work Failures Led to Fire on Aleutian Falcon, NTSB Determines
Accidents

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
Total Views: 3902

Thursday, March 31, 2022
Pilot Error Led to Tow Hitting Lock Guide Wall, NTSB Determines
Shipping

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
Total Views: 3351

Tuesday, March 29, 2022
Engine Start Issues Led to Oil Tanker Striking Loading Dock, NTSB Says
Accidents

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
Total Views: 13296

Tuesday, March 15, 2022
Maintenance Error Led to Costly Marine Casualty on Washington State Ferry -NTSB
Shipping

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
Total Views: 7037

Tuesday, March 8, 2022
NTSB Determines Probable Cause in ‘Miss Dorothy’ Towing Vessel Fire
Accidents

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
Total Views: 5547

Thursday, March 3, 2022
Captain’s Errors Led to Collision Between Offshore Supply Vessel and Coast Guard Cutter: NTSB Report
Accidents

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
Total Views: 10648

Tuesday, February 8, 2022
Captain’s Fatigue Led to Sinking of Fishing Vessel in Alaska
Fishing

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
Total Views: 6383

Thursday, January 27, 2022
NTSB: Poor Communication Leads to Bridge Damage in Louisiana
Accidents

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
Total Views: 3135

Monday, January 24, 2022
BSEE Issues Safety Recommendations Following Fatal Offshore Accidents
Accidents

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: 1995

Monday, December 20, 2021
auger tension leg platform
Accidents

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
Total Views: 5362
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