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Thursday, June 11, 2015
NTSB Report: Captain’s Decision, Lack of Communication Led to 2014 Collision and Oil Spill in Houston Ship Channel
Accidents

NTSB Report: Captain’s Decision, Lack of Communication Led to 2014 Collision and Oil Spill in Houston Ship Channel

  [contextly_sidebar id=”Jr4hoLuDio0M4HU4Bb5arELj8pMW7XCi”] A U.S. National Transportation Safety Board investigation into the March 2014

June 11, 2015
Total Views: 141

Friday, May 29, 2015
NTSB: Shell’s Poor Planning Caused 2012 Grounding of Kulluk Rig
Accidents

NTSB: Shell’s Poor Planning Caused 2012 Grounding of Kulluk Rig

  The National Transportation Safety Board has determined that inadequate planning by Shell ultimately led to the grounding of the the company’s

May 29, 2015
Total Views: 342

Thursday, May 21, 2015
MAIB – Improper Lookouts Caused Fatal Collision Near Felixstowe
Accidents

MAIB – Improper Lookouts Caused Fatal Collision Near Felixstowe

A failure to maintain a proper lookout was determined to be the cause of a fatal collision between a Boskalis dredger and sailing yacht near Felixstowe in June

May 21, 2015
Total Views: 83

Monday, May 11, 2015
Accidents

Investigation Report: Accidental Lifeboat Release During Abandon Ship Drill

The UK Marine Accident Investigation Branch (MAIB) has released its report into the April 2014 accidental release of a lifeboat from a Panama-flagged reefer

May 11, 2015
Total Views: 156

Wednesday, April 8, 2015
NTSB Opens Accident Docket on 2014 Houston Ship Channel Collision and Oil Spill
Accidents

NTSB Opens Accident Docket on 2014 Houston Ship Channel Collision and Oil Spill

The U.S. National Transporation Safety Board has opened its accident docket in its ongoing investigation into a 2014 collision in the Houston Ship Channel

April 8, 2015
Total Views: 43

Friday, April 3, 2015
Houston Ship Channel Collision: NTSB’s Preliminary Marine Accident Report
Maritime News

Houston Ship Channel Collision: NTSB’s Preliminary Marine Accident Report

The NTSB on Friday released its Preliminary Marine Accident Report on the March 9th collision between the chemical tanker MT Carla Maersk and MV Conti Peridot

April 3, 2015
Total Views: 77

Wednesday, January 21, 2015
NTSB Report: 2013 Allision and Sinking of the OSV ‘Celeste Ann’ in Gulf of Mexico
News

NTSB Report: 2013 Allision and Sinking of the OSV ‘Celeste Ann’ in Gulf of Mexico

The U.S. National Transportation Safety Board has released its Marine Accident Brief into the causes of the June 2013 sinking of the offshore supply vessel

January 21, 2015
Total Views: 75

Thursday, December 18, 2014
Rena Grounding Final Report Reveals Errors, Lack of Oversight
Maritime News

Rena Grounding Final Report Reveals Errors, Lack of Oversight

New Zealand's Transport Accident Investigation Commission has just released its Final Report into the causes and circumstances of the 2011 grounding.

December 18, 2014
Total Views: 4740

Thursday, September 18, 2014
Pilot Unfamiliarity Caused Fatal 2013 ‘Megan McB’ Sinking on Mississippi -NTSB
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Pilot Unfamiliarity Caused Fatal 2013 ‘Megan McB’ Sinking on Mississippi -NTSB

The U.S. National Transportation Safety Board has released a Marine Accident Brief into the fatal 2013 sinking of the MV Megan McB towing vessel on the

September 18, 2014
Total Views: 108

Friday, September 12, 2014
ECDIS Incompetence Led to Chemical Tanker Grounding -MAIB Incident Report
Maritime News

ECDIS Incompetence Led to Chemical Tanker Grounding -MAIB Incident Report

The UK Marine Accident Investigation Branch has released its report from an investigation into the September 2013 grounding of the chemical tanker Ovit in the

September 12, 2014
Total Views: 160

Monday, September 8, 2014
Limited Data, Extreme Rolling to Blame for Svendborg Maersk Cargo Loss -REPORT
Maritime News

Limited Data, Extreme Rolling to Blame for Svendborg Maersk Cargo Loss -REPORT

A lack of information contributing to the Master's decision-making and extreme rolling caused the loss of the 517 containers and damage to another 250 units

September 8, 2014
Total Views: 1352

Tuesday, June 24, 2014
NTSB: Poor Decisions Led to Marseilles Dam Allision
Maritime News

NTSB: Poor Decisions Led to Marseilles Dam Allision

The U.S. National Transportation Safety Board has issued a Marine Accident Brief into the April 2013 aliision of the Dale A. Heller tow with Illinois’

June 24, 2014
Total Views: 81

Friday, June 13, 2014
MAIB Releases MT Apollo Allision Report
Maritime News

MAIB Releases MT Apollo Allision Report

The U.K.’s Marine Accident Investigation Branch has released its accident report into its investigation of the July 2013 allision of the oil tanker Apollo

June 13, 2014
Total Views: 63

Tuesday, February 4, 2014
NTSB: BAE Knew About Poor Mooring Bollards Prior to Carnival Triumph Breaking Free
Interesting

NTSB: BAE Knew About Poor Mooring Bollards Prior to Carnival Triumph Breaking Free

The National Transportation Safety Board says that BAE Systems knew about the poor condition of multiple mooring bollards at its Mobile shipyard prior to when

February 4, 2014
Total Views: 37

Monday, December 30, 2013
Overseas Reymar
Maritime News

Pilot’s Last Minute Decision Caused Overseas Reymar Allision with Bay Bridge – NTSB

The National Transportation Safety Board has released a Marine Accident Report on its investigation into the January 2013 allision between the Overseas Reymar

December 30, 2013
Total Views: 119

Thursday, November 14, 2013
Investigation Faults Human Error in Washington State Ferry Collision with Yacht
News

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
Total Views: 49

Thursday, August 15, 2013
NTSB: Engine Failure Caused 2012 Collision Between Tanker and Jackup
Offshore

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
Total Views: 141

Wednesday, June 26, 2013
Complacency Led to 2012 Caribbean Collision
News

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
Total Views: 408

Wednesday, June 12, 2013
m/v swanland
Incidents

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
Total Views: 404

Wednesday, April 10, 2013
NTSB Faults Owners and Charterers in Fatal Trinity II Liftboat Accident in GoM
News

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
Total Views: 432
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