Friday, June 18, 2021
Old Glory towing vessel

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, Florida last August, the National...

June 18, 2021
Total Views: 2096

Tuesday, May 25, 2021
rebecca mary fishing vessel

Fishing Vessel Crew Credited for Early Communication, Fast Action During Sinking

The U.S. National Transportation Safety Board is crediting a heads-up crew and early communication with the Coast Guard for saving lives during last year’s sinking of the fishing vessel Rebecca...

May 25, 2021
Total Views: 4338

Monday, May 24, 2021
scandies rose fishing vessel

NTSB Opens Public Docket in Scandies Rose Sinking

The National Transportation Safety Board has opened the public docket from its ongoing investigation into the fatal 2019 New Year’s Eve sinking of the fishing vessel Scandies Rose in Alaska....

May 24, 2021
Total Views: 3461

Thursday, May 13, 2021
scandies rose fishing vessel

NTSB to Hold Meeting to Determine Probable Cause for FV Scandies Rose Sinking

The National Transportation Safety Board (NTSB) announced Thursday its plan to hold a public board meeting to determine the probable cause for the 2019 sinking of the fishing vessel Scandies...

May 13, 2021
Total Views: 3182

Tuesday, May 4, 2021
Iron Maiden dive support vessel

NTSB Says Lack of Continuous Monitoring at Issue in 2020 Shipyard Fire

The National Transportation Safety Board says a lack of continues monitoring was at issue in a shipyard fire at the Allied Shipyard in Larose, Louisiana last April. The fire aboard...

May 4, 2021
Total Views: 3508

Tuesday, April 27, 2021
Atlantic Huron

Improperly Installed Screw Led to Costly Marine Accident at Soo Locks: NTSB Report

The incorrect installation of a single set screw led to the loss of propulsion control on the Canadian-flagged, 736-foot-long Atlantic Huron, causing the ship to strike a pier at 6.8...

April 27, 2021
Total Views: 22238

Wednesday, April 21, 2021

NTSB: Poor Cargo Loading Procedures Led to Loss of Containers off Hawaii

Poor barge loading resulted in the loss of 21 cargo containers into the ocean off the coast of Hawaii last year, the National Transportation Safety Board said in its report...

April 21, 2021
Total Views: 4187

Monday, April 19, 2021
seacor power capsized

Coast Guard Suspends Search for SEACOR Power Survivors

The U.S. Coast Guard has suspended its search for the remaining missing SEACOR Power lift boat crew members 8 miles south of Port Fourchon. Eight crew members remain missing out of 19...

April 19, 2021
Total Views: 12682

Thursday, April 8, 2021
Cheramie Bo Truc No 22 path

NTSB: Erratic Steering (But Not Alcohol) Led to 2019 Sabine Pass Collision

The erratic steering of a supply vessel led to a 2019 collision resulting in more than 6,000 gallons of diesel oil being dumped into Sabine Pass, a busy waterway between...

April 8, 2021
Total Views: 6596

Monday, April 5, 2021
city of cleveland fire

NTSB Says Complacency, Lack of Procedural Compliance at Issue in Marine Accidents

The National Transportation Safety Board (NTSB) says a lack of procedural compliance and complacency were key factors in several marine accident investigations that have concluded so far in 2021. The...

April 5, 2021
Total Views: 3198

Thursday, February 4, 2021

NTSB Blames Poor Bridge Resource Management for LPG Tanker’s Wharf Strike

A ship carrying liquefied petroleum gas struck a Washington State wharf in 2019 because the pilot approached with excessive speed and at too steep an angle, resulting from poor bridge...

February 4, 2021
Total Views: 6687

Thursday, January 28, 2021

NTSB: Fishing Vessel Sank After Striking Submerged Wreck Off South Carolina

The National Transportation Safety Board has released its investigation report into the 2019 loss of the F/V Miss Annie after the fishing vessel struck a submerged wreck that had shifted...

January 28, 2021
Total Views: 6405

Thursday, December 17, 2020

Poor Bridge Resource Management Cited in American Liberty Accident -NTSB Report

The U.S. National Safety Board has determined that poor bridge resource management and miscommunication between the pilot and master was the probable cause of last year’s accident involving the U.S.-flagged...

December 17, 2020
Total Views: 8864

Thursday, December 10, 2020

NTSB Reports on Maritime Lessons Learned in 2019

The U.S. National Transportation Safety Board released a report today highlighting the most important lessons learned from marine accident investigations completed during calendar year 2019. The Safer Seas Digest 2019...

December 10, 2020
Total Views: 5284

Friday, November 13, 2020

Weld Failure on Mooring Equipment Led to Barge Striking Fishing Pier -NTSB

The failure of a weld ultimately led to a barge breaking loose from its mooring and heavily damaging a pier in Hampton, Virginia, the National Transportation Safety Board said in...

November 13, 2020
Total Views: 1060

Thursday, October 22, 2020
Windoc Ship Smoking

Windoc Incident – Story Behind YouTube’s Most Chilling Video

In August 2001 the Bulk Carrier Windoc was lined up on the Welland Canal’s Bridge 11 in Ontario Canada. After receiving the flashing amber approach light indicating that the bridge...

October 22, 2020
Total Views: 4528

Tuesday, October 20, 2020

Conception Dive Boat Fire: NTSB Says Major Safety Improvements to Small Passenger Vessels Needed

The U.S. National Transportation Safety Board is calling for major safety improvements to small passenger vessels after its investigation into the 2019 Conception dive boat fire that killed 34 people,...

October 20, 2020
Total Views: 458

Monday, October 19, 2020
Maritime News

NTSB Board to Consider Probable Cause of Conception Dive Boat Fire

The U.S. National Transportation Safety Board this week will hold a board meeting to consider the agency’s investigation of last year’s fatal fire aboard the dive boat Conception off Santa...

October 19, 2020
Total Views: 97

Tuesday, October 13, 2020

NTSB: Incomplete Safety Procedures Led to Barge Explosion

The U.S. National Transportation Safety Board today issued Marine Accident Report 20-34 detailing its investigation of the November 4, 2019, explosion of a barge at the Illinois Marine Towing Heritage...

October 13, 2020
Total Views: 149

Friday, October 9, 2020

NTSB: Loss of Tow-Line Shackle Pin Led to Sinking of U.S.-Flagged Tug in Pacific

The loss of a towline shackle pin resulted in a towing failure that led to the sinking of a U.S-flagged tug during a developing storm in the Pacific Ocean last...

October 9, 2020
Total Views: 269