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Thursday, December 16, 2021
NTSB Says Failure to Disconnect Vehicle Batteries Caused Fire Aboard Höegh Xiamen
Accidents

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
Accidents

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: 5775

Tuesday, December 7, 2021
Waymon L Boyd Dredge Fire
Accidents

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
Total Views: 2340

Tuesday, November 23, 2021
Tanker Master’s Fatigue Cited in $73 Million Marine Accident
Accidents

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
Total Views: 9270

Thursday, November 4, 2021
NTSB Determines Cause of the Fatal Collision of a Tanker and Fishing Vessel Near Galveston, Texas
Accidents

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
Total Views: 2529

Tuesday, November 2, 2021
Investigation Report Says Stellar Banner’s Captain Deviated from Course Before Grounding
Accidents

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
Total Views: 12510

Thursday, October 28, 2021
Report: Bulk Carrier Collision Highlights the Importance of Keeping a Proper Lookout
Accidents

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
Total Views: 7377

Wednesday, October 6, 2021
NTSB Reports Probable Cause of Engine Room Fire Aboard Fishing Vessel ‘Master Dylan’
Accidents

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: 2516

Wednesday, September 22, 2021
MAIB Reports on Fatal Crush Incident on General Cargo Ship ‘Cimbris’
Accidents

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: 2672

Thursday, September 16, 2021
CMA CGM Bianca
Accidents

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
Total Views: 4645

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

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
Total Views: 9604

Thursday, September 9, 2021
Andiamo yacht fire
Accidents

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
Total Views: 14081

Thursday, August 26, 2021
rc creppel collision
Shipping

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
Total Views: 6690

Tuesday, August 24, 2021
The commercial dive boat Conception at sunrise prior to sinking, September 2, 2019. (Source: Ventura County Fire Department)
Accidents

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
Total Views: 1681

Thursday, August 19, 2021
Lack of Effective Position Monitoring at Anchor Leads to Costly Accident: NTSB
Accidents

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
Total Views: 5922

Tuesday, July 20, 2021
stolt groenland
Accidents

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: 6991

Friday, July 2, 2021
arrow aground
Accidents

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
Total Views: 5358

Friday, June 18, 2021
Old Glory towing vessel
Accidents

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
Total Views: 2837

Wednesday, June 9, 2021
ever smart cargo loss
Accidents

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: 6326

Tuesday, June 8, 2021
Akademik Ioffe
Accidents

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
Total Views: 8845
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