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

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
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Thursday, April 28, 2022

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
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Wednesday, April 27, 2022
seacor power capsized

NTSB Opens Public Docket from Seacor Power Investigation

The U.S. National Transportation Safety Board on Wednesday opened the public docket as part of its ongoing investigation into the fatal capsizing of the Seacor

April 27, 2022
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Thursday, April 21, 2022

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
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Thursday, April 14, 2022

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
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Thursday, April 7, 2022

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
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Tuesday, April 5, 2022

Groggy Captain Led to Tow Striking a Lock Gate, NTSB Determines

A captain assuming a watch immediately after waking led to a tow striking a lock gate in the Gulf Intracoastal Waterway, the National Transportation Safety

April 5, 2022
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Friday, April 1, 2022
duck boat salvage

NTSB Praises U.S. House for Passing Duck Boat Safety Measure

The U.S. House of Representatives has passed a Coast Guard reauthorization bill that includes policies to improve the safety of World War II-era amphibious

April 1, 2022
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Thursday, March 31, 2022

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
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Tuesday, March 29, 2022

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
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Tuesday, March 15, 2022

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
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Tuesday, March 8, 2022

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
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Thursday, March 3, 2022

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
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Tuesday, February 8, 2022

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
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Thursday, January 27, 2022

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
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Wednesday, January 5, 2022

Bridge Allision in Southeast Louisiana Being Investigated as Major Marine Casualty

The U.S. Coast Guard and National Transportation Safety Board (NTSB) investigators are investigating a barge allision with the Bayou Ramos Bridge near Morgan

January 5, 2022
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Monday, January 3, 2022
Cruise Ships

USCG to Issue Interim Rules to Improve Small Passenger Vessel Safety After Conception Dive Boat Tragedy

The U.S. Coast Guard has announced its intention to issue a set of interim rules on certain covered small passenger vessels, the first step to implementing the

January 3, 2022
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Thursday, December 16, 2021

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

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
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Monday, December 6, 2021
Waymon L Boyd Dredge Fire

NTSB Board Meeting to Consider Report Into Deadly Waymon Boyd Pipeline Strike

The National Transportation Safety Board will hold a virtual public board meeting on Tuesday to consider the draft final report on hazardous liquid pipeline

December 6, 2021
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