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.

Tuesday, June 6, 2023

Distracted Watch Officers Led to Collision, NTSB Finds

A National Transportation Safety Board investigation has revealed that the bridge watch officers on a bulk carrier and an offshore supply vessel failed to

22 hours ago
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Wednesday, May 24, 2023

Wrong Sized Bearing Caused Engine Failure and Fire on Offshore Supply Vessel

The National Transportation Safety Board (NTSB) has determined an improperly sized bearing resulting in an engine failure and subsequent fire on board an

May 24, 2023
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Friday, May 5, 2023

NTSB Warns of Potential Fire Risks for Vessels Carrying Scrap Materials

The National Transportation Safety Board (NTSB) issued a warning on Thursday that lithium-ion batteries and other possible ignition sources could pose a fire

May 5, 2023
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Monday, March 27, 2023

Incorrect Crane Height Estimate Causes $2 Million in Damages to Bridge

A $2 million blunder was the result of an incorrect estimate of a crane’s boom height, leading to a collision with the Houma Twin Span Bridge, according

March 27, 2023
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Friday, March 17, 2023

Deteriorated Bollard Causes Multi-Million Dollar Drillship Collision in Mississippi

Last year, a drillship collided with a cargo vessel in Pascagoula, Mississippi, causing nearly $5 million in damages. The cause of the collision was found to

March 17, 2023
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Monday, February 27, 2023

Towing Vessel Pilot Likely Impaired by Fatigue or Drug Use During Bridge Strike, NTSB Says

The National Transportation Safety Board says a towing vessel’s pilot was likely impaired by fatigue or drug use when his tow struck and damaged a bridge

February 27, 2023
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Wednesday, February 15, 2023

Hot Work Sparked Engine Room Fire, NTSB Determines

Combustible materials left unprotected near hot work led to an engine room fire on a passenger vessel in New Orleans, the National Transportation Safety Board

February 15, 2023
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Friday, February 3, 2023
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U.S. Coast Guard, NTSB Head to Argentina to Investigate String of Antarctic Expedition Cruise Accidents

U.S. Coast Guard and National Transportation Safety Board teams have been sent to Argentina to help investigate a string of incidents involving the death and

February 3, 2023
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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

January 26, 2023
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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
seacor power search

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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