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: 6440

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: 6235

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: 8635

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: 5177

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: 1027

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: 2329

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: 432

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: 90

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: 115

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: 210

Thursday, September 17, 2020

NTSB Opens Investigation Docket Into Fatal Conception Dive Boat Fire

The U.S. National Transportation Safety Board has opened the public docket as part of its ongoing investigation of the fatal fire aboard the dive boat Conception off Santa Cruz Island,...

September 17, 2020
Total Views: 48

Thursday, September 10, 2020
golden ray salvage

Coast Guard to Hold Public Hearing into Golden Ray Capsizing

The U.S. Coast Guard has announced a formal public hearing into the September 2019 capsizing of the vehicle carrier Golden Ray in Georgia’s St. Simons Sound. More than a year...

September 10, 2020
Total Views: 176

Thursday, September 3, 2020
USS Fitzgerald departure

NTSB Says Navy Bridge Team Failure Caused USS Fitzgerald Collision

The U.S. National Transportation Safety Board has issued four safety recommendations in its 34-page final report from the agency’s years-long investigation into the 2017 collision between the guided missile destroyer...

September 3, 2020
Total Views: 257

Thursday, July 2, 2020
Maritime News

Coast Guard, NTSB Investigating Lost Containers in Hawaii

The Coast Guard continues to investigate the loss of 21 shipping containers from the barge Ho Omaka Hou off Hilo, Hawaii. All cargo was successfully removed from the barge over...

July 2, 2020
Total Views: 109

Tuesday, April 28, 2020
duck boat salvage

NTSB Says Failure to Heed Weather Warning Led to Fatal Sinking of Duck Boat

The operator of a Branson, Missouri duck boat failed to heed a severe thunderstorm warning before the fatal sinking of the Stretch Duck 7 during severe weather in July 2018,...

April 28, 2020
Total Views: 214

Monday, March 4, 2019

U.S. Coast Guard Issues Findings of Concern from FV Destination Investigation

Note: The following Findings of Concern is being distributed by the U.S. Coast Guard following the February 2017 loss of the FV Destination in the Bering Sea with the loss of all six...

March 4, 2019
Total Views: 35

Tuesday, September 18, 2018
stern of the El Faro as seen from underwater ROV

NTSB Video Details the Investigation of the Sinking of U.S. Cargo Vessel El Faro

The investigation into the sinking of American cargo ship El Faro was one of the most complicated maritime investigations ever undertaken by the National Transportation Safety Board.  In this 15 minute video, the NTSB...

September 18, 2018
Total Views: 41

Wednesday, June 6, 2018

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...

June 6, 2018
Total Views: 78

Friday, May 25, 2018
stern of the El Faro as seen from underwater ROV

NTSB Breaks Down El Faro Findings in Must-Read Illustrated Digest

The National Transportation Safety Board has released 16-page illustrated digest summarizing in detail the critical events and decisions that led to the October 1, 2015 sinking of the American cargo...

May 25, 2018
Total Views: 118

Tuesday, December 12, 2017

NTSB Video Details Sinking of US Cargo Vessel SS El Faro

Update: Captain’s Decisions, Shipping Company’s Poor Safety Oversight Determined as Probable Cause of EL FARO Sinking Here is an animation produced by the National Transportation Safety Board reconstructing the sequence of...

December 12, 2017
Total Views: 159