gCaptain’s full coverage of the U.S. National Transportation Safety Board, including accident reports, investigation updates, and other news stories related to the NSTB.

Thursday, January 26, 2023

Crew Fatigue Led to OSV Striking Production Platform in Gulf of Mexico

A company not adhering to their 12-hour work limit led to an offshore supply vessel striking an oil and gas production platform in the Gulf of Mexico last

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Wednesday, January 11, 2023

Inadequate Lookouts Led to Collision Between Superyacht and Tanker in the Bahamas

Two crews not maintaining proper lookouts led to the December 2021 collision between a superyacht and a tanker near Nassau, Bahamas, the National

January 11, 2023
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Friday, December 23, 2022
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Defense Spending Bill Includes ‘Duck Boat’ Safety Improvements

National Transportation Safety Board Chair Jennifer Homendy welcomed much-needed maritime safety improvements included as provisions in the $858 billion annual

December 23, 2022
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Friday, November 18, 2022

Electrical Genset Failure Led to Towing Vessel’s Loss of Steering and Grounding -NTSB

An electrical generator set (genset) failure and subsequent loss of steering led to the grounding of a towing vessel near Greenville, Mississippi, the National

November 18, 2022
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Thursday, November 10, 2022

Reduced Speed Caused LPG Tanker’s Collision with Moored Tug

A pilot’s order to reduce a liquefied petroleum gas carrier’s speed during strong crosswinds led to a collision with a moored tug near Port Neches, Texas,

November 10, 2022
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Tuesday, October 25, 2022
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Grounding Incidents

NTSB Releases New York City Ferry Grounding Report

A software flaw combined with the captain’s failure to use back-up controls led to the grounding of a passenger ferry last year in New York City,

October 25, 2022
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Tuesday, October 18, 2022
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Seacor Power Capsizing: NTSB Finds Severe Winds, Weather Data Gaps and No Personal Locator Beacons

NTSB investigation into the Seacor Power capsizing finds no fault in captain’s decision to get underway, but acknowledged gaps in weather data made

October 18, 2022
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Friday, October 14, 2022

Missing Engine Parts, Untrained Crew Identified in Towing Vessel Fire Investigation

The National Transportation Safety Board has identified missing engine parts and untrained crewmembers as contributing to an engine room fire on a towing

October 14, 2022
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Friday, September 30, 2022
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NTSB Ready to Determine Probable Cause in Capsizing of the Liftboat Seacor Power

The U.S. National Transportation Safety Board (NTSB) is set to hold a virtual public board meeting in October to determine the probable cause for the fatal

September 30, 2022
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Thursday, September 22, 2022

Electrical Failure Leads to Loss of Steering and $6 Million in Damages

An electrical failure caused a bulk carrier to lose of steering and crash into a barge near New Orleans last year, resulting in an estimated $6 million in

September 22, 2022
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Thursday, September 15, 2022

Mississippi River Barge and Freight Train Collide: NTSB Report

The National Transportation Safety Board (NTSB) said Thursday that a Mississippi River towing vessel’s pilot and its captain pushed its tow up against a

September 15, 2022
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Tuesday, September 13, 2022

NTSB Reiterates Call for Mandatory Personal Locator Beacons Following Investigation Into Deadly ‘Emmy Rose’ Sinking

The U.S. National Transportation Safety Board is reiterating calls for a personal locator beacon requirement following its investigation into the 2020 sinking

September 13, 2022
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Friday, September 9, 2022

NTSB Investigation Into Fishing Vessel Fire Highlights the Importance of Personal Locator Beacons

The U.S. National Transportation Safety Board (NTSB) this week released its report for its investigation of the November 10, 2021, fire aboard the fishing

September 9, 2022
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Thursday, September 1, 2022

NTSB Issues Safety Recommendations After $100 Million Engine Room Fire on Great Lakes Bulker

The U.S. National Transportation Safety Board issued three safety recommendations Thursday following an investigation into last year’s engine room fire

September 1, 2022
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NTSB Calls Out Lack of Progress in Implementing Safety Recommendations Following Conception Dive Boat Fire

The U.S. National Transportation Safety Board (NTSB) says more need to be done to implement safety recomendations in wake of the Conception dive boat fire. Now

September 1, 2022
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Tuesday, August 23, 2022

Bulk Carrier Struck Offshore Platform Missing from NOAA Navigation Charts, NTSB Finds

A bulk carrier’s striking of an oil and gas platform in the Gulf of Mexico off the coast Louisiana last year can be chalked up to poor bridge resource

August 23, 2022
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Thursday, June 2, 2022

NTSB: Fatigued Chief Engineer’s Oversight Led to Fire Aboard Towing Vessel

A fire aboard the towing vessel Mary Lynn started after its fatigued chief engineer inadvertently left the day tank overflow valves to the storage tanks

June 2, 2022
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Thursday, May 26, 2022
The wreckage of the 100-foot yacht, La Dolce Vita, sinks near Marquesas, Florida, March 17, 2021.

Electrical Fire Destroyed Luxury Yacht Near Key West, NTSB Says

The fire that destroyed a luxury yacht near Key West in March 2021 likely started from an electric source within the sound enclosure for the vessel’s

May 26, 2022
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Tuesday, May 24, 2022
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NTSB Says Incorrectly Installed Fuel Tubing Caused Engine Room Fire on Containership Off California

An incorrectly installed section of main engine fuel oil return tubing led to an engine room fire aboard a containership off the coast of Santa Barbara,

May 24, 2022
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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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