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Wednesday, July 17, 2024
Qualifier 105 on fire in the Northern Enterprises Boat Yard in Homer, Alaska on Jan. 19, 2023. (Source: Homer Volunteer Fire Department)
Accidents

The Hidden Hazards of Stray Welding Current: Lessons from the ‘Qualifier 105’ Fire

The National Transportation Safety Board (NTSB) has issued its final report on the investigation into the 2023 fire aboard the passenger vessel Qualifier 105

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Tuesday, July 9, 2024
Cingluku and Jungjuk pictured before the grounding
Accidents

Tug and Barge Grounding Near Kodiak, Alaska Causes $1.4 Million in Damages

An articulated tug and barge struck a known underwater rock near Kodiak, Alaska, last year, resulting in grounding and $1.4 million in damages, the National

July 9, 2024
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Thursday, June 27, 2024
Tugboats spray water on the Spirit of Norfolk passenger vessel after a fire broke out near Naval Station Norfolk in Norfolk, Virginia, June 7, 2022. Credit: U.S. Navy
Accidents

NTSB Reflects on Lessons Learned from Marine Investigations in 2023

The National Transportation Safety Board (NTSB) has published its Safer Seas Digest 2023, a comprehensive collection of crucial lessons learned from marine

June 27, 2024
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Monday, June 24, 2024
Dali Key Bridge wreckage
Accidents

NTSB Provides Update on Dali Crash Investigation

The National Transportation Safety Board (NTSB) has released an update regarding its investigation into loss of power on board the containership Dali and its

June 24, 2024
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Thursday, May 23, 2024
Barges IN995423 and IB1938 against the lower dam gates. IB1913 is receiving methanol from IB1938 through a cargo transfer hose. U.S. Coast Guard Photo
Accidents

Barge Tow Hits Mooring on Ohio River During High Water Conditions: NTSB Report

A barge tow pilot failed to adjust for an intense outdraft current, leading to a collision on the Ohio River during high-water conditions in 2023, according to

May 23, 2024
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Tuesday, May 21, 2024
Editorial credit: Sheila Fitzgerald / Shutterstock.com
Accidents

Containership Loses Propulsion Due to Cracked Propeller Blade

A crack in a propeller blade of a Matson containership led to a loss of hyrdraulic oil and propulsion while transiting the Pacific Ocean, the National

May 21, 2024
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Tuesday, May 14, 2024
NTSB investigators on the cargo vessel Dali, which struck and collapsed the Francis Scott Key Bridge on March 26, 2024. (Photo: Peter Knudson/NTSB)
Accidents

M/V Dali Lost Electrical Power Several Times Before Crashing Into Key Bridge, NTSB Says

By David Shepardson and Lisa Baertlein WASHINGTON, May 14 (Reuters) – The cargo ship Dali lost electrical power several times before it crashed into

May 14, 2024
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NTSB Preliminary Report on Baltimore Bridge Collapse Released
Accidents

NTSB Preliminary Report on Baltimore Bridge Collapse Released

The National Transportation Safety Board (NTSB) has published its preliminary report into the catastrophic incident involving the Singapore-flagged cargo

May 14, 2024
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Thursday, May 9, 2024
Fire on ‘Kodiak Enterprise’ Triggers Calls for Improved Onboard Safety Systems
Accidents

Fire on ‘Kodiak Enterprise’ Triggers Calls for Improved Onboard Safety Systems

A six-day inferno aboard the Kodiak Enterprise, which broke out in the dry stores room, was made worse due inadquate fire notifications that led to a delay in

May 9, 2024
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Tuesday, April 30, 2024
Bow Triumph at the Odfjell Terminal in Charleston on September 8, 2022, showing damage to the vessel’s starboard side. U.S. Coast Guard Photo
Accidents

Pilot Error Led to Major Tanker Accident at South Carolina Naval Base

A navigation error by a pilot led to a 600-foot-long tanker striking a pier at the Joint Base Charleston’s Naval Weapons Station in South Carolina, the

April 30, 2024
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Friday, April 26, 2024
The overturned hull of the WB Wood with its port pontoon on the left and the starboard pontoon on the right the morning after the capsizing. U.S. Coast Guard Photo
Accidents

Lack of Safety Checks Leads to Dredger Capsize on Mississippi River, NTSB Reports

The National Transportation Safety Board (NTSB) said on Thursday that the capsizing of a dredging vessel on the Mississippi River last year was due to the

April 26, 2024
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Tuesday, April 23, 2024
Joanne Marie listing at the shipyard on the morning of June 25, 2023. U.S. Coast Guard Photo
Accidents

Vessel Flooded Due to Obstructed Check Valve, Says NTSB

The National Transportation Safety Board (NTSB) says that an obstructed check valve on a bilge pump was the root cause behind the flooding and partial sinking

April 23, 2024
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Wednesday, April 10, 2024
NTSB investigators on the cargo vessel Dali, which struck and collapsed the Francis Scott Key Bridge on March 26, 2024. (Photo: Peter Knudson/NTSB)
Accidents

NTSB Chair Homendy Provides Update on DALI-Francis Scott Key Bridge Investigation

National Transportation Safety Board (NTSB) Chair Jennifer Homendy has provided an update on the board’s ongoing investigation into the M/V Dali incident and

April 10, 2024
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Tuesday, April 2, 2024
Top: Susan K after the contact. Bottom: Susan K tow arrangement and cargoes, with outlines indicating barges damaged or sunk in the casualty. Credit: NTSB
Accidents

Captain’s Complacency Led to Bridge Strike on Mississippi River

An accident involving a towing vessel striking the Natchez-Vidalia Bridge on the Mississippi River last year has been attributed to the complacency of a

April 2, 2024
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Tuesday, March 5, 2024
Damage to Mark E Kuebler stern hull and fendering system from the Nisalah propeller. (Source: NTSB)
Accidents

NTSB Reveals Cause of Tug and Tanker Collision in Corpus Christi Ship Channel

National Transportation Safety Board says speed and hydrodynamic forces played a role in a collision between a tugboat and a tanker in the Corpus Christi Ship

March 5, 2024
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Thursday, February 15, 2024
Hotspur pictured earlier in Ketchikan, Alaska. U.S. Coast Guard Photo
Accidents

NTSB Report: Flooding and Non-Operational Alarms Led to Fishing Vessel Loss

The National Transportation Safety Board (NTSB) has concluded that the likely cause of the capsizing and sinking of the fishing vessel Hotspur near Nunez

February 15, 2024
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Thursday, February 8, 2024
Big D (top) and Carol McManus (bottom) pictured before the collision. (Source: Florida Marine Transporters (top), Ingram Barge Company (bottom))
Shipping

Critical Communication Error Leads to Tow Collision Mississippi River

The National Transportation Safety Board (NTSB) has identified a critical error in communication as the cause of a collision between two tows in the

February 8, 2024
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Wednesday, February 7, 2024
Carib Trader II precasualty. (Source: Gordon Dalzell, shipspotting.com via NTSB)
Accidents

NTSB Investigation Reveals Probable Cause of ‘Carib Trader II’ Sinking

The National Transportation Safety Board (NTSB) has issued its investigation report into the sinking of the Carib Trader II during a dead ship tow from the

February 7, 2024
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Wednesday, January 31, 2024
seacor power capsized
Accidents

NTSB Urges Use of Personal Locator Devices to Boost Safety for Mariners

The National Transportation Safety Board (NTSB) has issued a safety alert advising vessel owners and operators to equip each crewmember with a personal locator

January 31, 2024
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Wednesday, January 10, 2024
The L/B Robert listing to port as seen on November 21, 2022. U.S. Coast Guard Photo
Accidents

Gulf of Mexico Liftboat Accident Underscores Weather-Related Risks

The National Transportation Safety Board on Wednesday issued its report into the listing of an elevated liftboat caused by storm with gale-force winds and high

January 10, 2024
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