Accident Reports

Thursday, November 14, 2013

Investigation Faults Human Error in Washington State Ferry Collision with Yacht

A Washington State DOT investigation into a collision between the Washington State Ferry M/V Hyak and a sailboat has found that that human error on behalf of

November 14, 2013
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Thursday, August 15, 2013

NTSB: Engine Failure Caused 2012 Collision Between Tanker and Jackup

NTSB releases Marine Accident Brief on Collision of Oil Tanker FR8 Pride with MODU Rowan EXL

August 15, 2013
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Wednesday, June 26, 2013

Complacency Led to 2012 Caribbean Collision

A final report from the UK's Maritime Accident Investigation Branch has revealed that poor watchkeeping, driven by complacency, led to a March 2012 collision

June 26, 2013
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Wednesday, June 12, 2013
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UK Releases Report on Fatal 2011 ‘Swanland’ Sinking

MAIB report on the investigation into the structural failure and foundering of the general cargo ship Swanland in the Irish Sea with the loss of six crew on 27

June 12, 2013
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Wednesday, April 10, 2013

NTSB Faults Owners and Charterers in Fatal Trinity II Liftboat Accident in GoM

A NTSB investigation into a fatal 2011 liftboat accident in the Gulf of Mexico has found that the owners/operators and charterers failed to assess and prepare

April 10, 2013
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Wednesday, September 26, 2012
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NTSB Faults Pilot in 2011 Houston Ship Channel Collision

WASHINGTON – The collision of a chemical tanker with a containership in the Houston Ship Channel in October 2011 was likely caused by the inappropriate

September 26, 2012
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Friday, September 23, 2011

Shipping Industry Confidence Dips To All-Time Low [REPORT]

Overall confidence levels in the shipping industry fell to their lowest level for three and a half years in the three months ended August 2011, according to

September 23, 2011
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Monday, September 5, 2011

Top 10 Risks and Opportunites for Oil and Gas Industry [REPORT]

Access to reserves is currently the biggest risk for oil and gas companies, said Ernst & Young in its annual report on the top 10 risks for the global

September 5, 2011
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Tuesday, August 30, 2011

Drewry: Commodity prices are putting a serious squeeze on ship owners [REPORT]

London, UK, 19 August – If it wasn’t bad enough that demand in the shipping markets has not recovered, commodity price rises have put more than a

August 30, 2011
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Monday, August 8, 2011

Report: DP glitch caused ship collision in Aberdeen harbor [INCIDENT VIDEO]

On February 26, 2011, the platform supply vessel SBS Typhoon made contact with the Vos Scout and the PSV Ocean Searcher while conducting tests of a newly

August 8, 2011
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Friday, July 8, 2011

Sunday Morning on the Bering Sea: Lessons Learned

U.S. Coast Guard photo By Doug Pine I recently took a temporary job as master of the tug Aries with a freight barge from Seward to Chignik, Alaska then

July 8, 2011
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Thursday, June 23, 2011

NTSB Releases Final Report on 2010 “Duck Boat” Incident

The following is a press released issued by the National Transportation Safety Board regarding the fatal July 2010 “Duck Boat” incident in

June 23, 2011
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Wednesday, May 25, 2011

BOEMRE Report: GoM Mariner Platform Fire Caused By Aging Component

​Vermillion 380-A Platform fire courtesy BOEMRE HOUSTON (Dow Jones)–U.S. regulators said Wednesday that a fire that took place aboard a Mariner

May 25, 2011
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Saturday, March 5, 2011

BOEMRE Probe Finds No Evidence Of Safety Risk At BP’s Atlantis Platform

WASHINGTON (Dow Jones)–U.S. investigators said Friday that problems with engineering documents on a BP PLC (BP, BP.LN) production platform in the Gulf of

March 5, 2011
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Friday, January 21, 2011

Piracy update for week ending January 19

Below are summaries of worldwide maritime crime developments and incidents that occurred in the week ending January 19. Details on each development are posted

January 21, 2011
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Tuesday, January 18, 2011

Alaska Ranger: Lessons from Coast Guard’s most challenging rescue

–Editor’s Note: The following article has been submitted to gCaptain for re-publication by the Coast Guard Compass, the official blog of the

January 18, 2011
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Thursday, January 13, 2011

Coast Guard releases report on sinking of Alaska Ranger

Photo: A crew member of the Alaska Ranger is taken on board the Coast Guard Cutter Munro. The Alaska Ranger began taking on water 120 miles west of Dutch

January 13, 2011
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Tuesday, January 11, 2011

National Commission releases final report on Deepwater Horizon Oil Spill

Today, The National Commission on the BP Deepwater Horizon Oil Spill and Offshore Drilling release its final report on its investigation into the Deepwater

January 11, 2011
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Tuesday, November 23, 2010

Vessel with history of incidents grounds in Norway

According to this report from the popular European shipping magazine Shipgaz, the timber-laden M/V Mirabelle had just one officer on watch when the vessel

November 23, 2010
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Investigative report explores F/V Lady Mary sinking

For those of you who caught Maritime Monday this morning, hopefully you found the link over to Chapter 1 of the Star Ledger’s report into the mysterious

November 23, 2010
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