NTSB Marine Accident Brief: Sinking of the Towing Vessel Spence

The NTSB has released a Marine Accident Brief on its investigation into the December 2015 sinking of the towing vessel Spence in the Caribbean Sea. On December 14, 2015 the U.S.-flagged towing vessel Spence listed severely after taking on water about 115 nautical miles north of Cartagena, Colombia. Despite the crew's effort to correct it, the list continued to worsen and … [Read more...]

Coast Guard Kicks Off ‘Alaska Juris’ Investigation Hearing

The U.S. Coast Guard on Monday kicked off a public hearing on its investigation into the abandoning and sinking of the fishing vessel Alaska Juris off the coast of Alaska earlier this year. The 10-day Formal Marine Investigation is open to the public and is taking place at the Henry Jackson Federal Building in Seattle, Washington. The intent of the hearing is to … [Read more...]

MAIB Investigation Report: Collision Between Tanker and Containership Off Jebel Ali

A master's reliance on scanty VHF information and another's failure to keep a proper lookout contributed to a collision between a containership and an oil tanker off Jebel Ali earlier this year, according to a report released Wednesday by UK Marine Accident Investigation Branch. The report details MAIB's investigation into the collision between the UK-flagged containership … [Read more...]