NTSB Releases Preliminary Report into Conception Boat Fire

The National Transportation Safety Board has released a preliminary report into the Conception dive boat fire, revealing that all six crew members were asleep when the fire broke out early on Labor Day as 33 passengers were asleep in the bunkroom of the vessel. The Conception caught fire and sank on September 2, 2019, just off Santa Cruz Island in California, resulting in … [Read more...]

NTSB Points to Navy Failures in John S. McCain Accident Report

The August 2017 collision between the USS John S McCain and a commercial tanker was caused by insufficient training, inadequate bridge operating procedures and a lack of operational oversight, the National Transportation Safety Board said in a Marine Accident Report released today. Ten sailors aboard the John S McCain died and another 48 were injured when the Arleigh … [Read more...]

NTSB Cites Poor Safety Culture in Caribbean Fantasy Fire Investigation

"The Caribbean Fantasy had been detained 3 times in the years immediately before the fire, yet no red flags went up," commented NTSB Chairman Robert Sumwalt. The National Transportation Safety Board has determined that the fire aboard the roll-on/roll-off car and passenger ferry Caribbean Fantasy was caused by leaking fuel that contacted a hot surface in … [Read more...]