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...]

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 ship El Faro with the loss of all 33 crew members. The digest also synopsizes the more than 60 recommendations issued throughout the NTSB’s investigation of the sinking. In … [Read more...]