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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.


Friday, September 30, 2022
seacor power search
Accidents

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
Accidents

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
Accidents

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
Accidents

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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Friday, September 9, 2022
Accidents

NTSB Investigation Into Fishing Vessel Fire Highlights the Importance of Personal Locator Beacons

The U.S. National Transportation Safety Board (NTSB) this week released its report for its investigation of the November 10, 2021, fire aboard the fishing

September 9, 2022
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Thursday, September 1, 2022
Accidents

NTSB Issues Safety Recommendations After $100 Million Engine Room Fire on Great Lakes Bulker

The U.S. National Transportation Safety Board issued three safety recommendations Thursday following an investigation into last year’s engine room fire

September 1, 2022
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Accidents

NTSB Calls Out Lack of Progress in Implementing Safety Recommendations Following Conception Dive Boat Fire

The U.S. National Transportation Safety Board (NTSB) says more need to be done to implement safety recomendations in wake of the Conception dive boat fire. Now

September 1, 2022
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Tuesday, August 23, 2022
Shipping

Bulk Carrier Struck Offshore Platform Missing from NOAA Navigation Charts, NTSB Finds

A bulk carrier’s striking of an oil and gas platform in the Gulf of Mexico off the coast Louisiana last year can be chalked up to poor bridge resource

August 23, 2022
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Thursday, June 2, 2022
Accidents

NTSB: Fatigued Chief Engineer’s Oversight Led to Fire Aboard Towing Vessel

A fire aboard the towing vessel Mary Lynn started after its fatigued chief engineer inadvertently left the day tank overflow valves to the storage tanks

June 2, 2022
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Thursday, May 26, 2022
The wreckage of the 100-foot yacht, La Dolce Vita, sinks near Marquesas, Florida, March 17, 2021.
Accidents

Electrical Fire Destroyed Luxury Yacht Near Key West, NTSB Says

The fire that destroyed a luxury yacht near Key West in March 2021 likely started from an electric source within the sound enclosure for the vessel’s

May 26, 2022
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Tuesday, May 24, 2022
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Shipping

NTSB Says Incorrectly Installed Fuel Tubing Caused Engine Room Fire on Containership Off California

An incorrectly installed section of main engine fuel oil return tubing led to an engine room fire aboard a containership off the coast of Santa Barbara,

May 24, 2022
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Tuesday, May 10, 2022
Fishing vessel Sage Catherine Lane aground on the St. Marys Entrance north jetty
Accidents

Fishing Vessel Grounded After Captain Left Wheelhouse While on Autopilot, NTSB Says

A captain’s decision to leave the wheelhouse unattended while transiting the St. Marys River on autopilot led to the grounding and sinking of a fishing

May 10, 2022
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Thursday, April 28, 2022
Shipping

Hydraulic Hose Leak Led to Engine Room Fire on Fishing Vessel Off Massachusetts -NTSB Report

A hydraulic hose failure led to an engine room fire aboard the fishing vessel Nobska off the coast of Massachusetts in 2021, the National Transportation Safety

April 28, 2022
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Wednesday, April 27, 2022
seacor power capsized
Accidents

NTSB Opens Public Docket from Seacor Power Investigation

The U.S. National Transportation Safety Board on Wednesday opened the public docket as part of its ongoing investigation into the fatal capsizing of the Seacor

April 27, 2022
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Thursday, April 21, 2022
Accidents

Unsecured Openings Led to Flooding and Sinking of Towing Vessel, NTSB Determines

Unsecured openings in the deck of a towing vessel led to its flooding and sinking off the coast of Puerto Rico, the National Transportation Safety Board said

April 21, 2022
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Thursday, April 14, 2022
Accidents

Tanker Was Overtaking Tow During Mississippi River Grounding -NTSB

A tanker pilot’s decision to overtake a tow in a large bend on the Mississippi River with multiple nearby vessels and during high-water conditions led to

April 14, 2022
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Thursday, April 7, 2022
Accidents

Hot Work Failures Led to Fire on Aleutian Falcon, NTSB Determines

Inadequate planning for hot work led to a fire aboard a commercial fish processor while docked at a shipyard in Tacoma, Washington, the National Transportation

April 7, 2022
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Tuesday, April 5, 2022
Accidents

Groggy Captain Led to Tow Striking a Lock Gate, NTSB Determines

A captain assuming a watch immediately after waking led to a tow striking a lock gate in the Gulf Intracoastal Waterway, the National Transportation Safety

April 5, 2022
Total Views: 3748

Friday, April 1, 2022
duck boat salvage
Accidents

NTSB Praises U.S. House for Passing Duck Boat Safety Measure

The U.S. House of Representatives has passed a Coast Guard reauthorization bill that includes policies to improve the safety of World War II-era amphibious

April 1, 2022
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Thursday, March 31, 2022
Shipping

Pilot Error Led to Tow Hitting Lock Guide Wall, NTSB Determines

Pilot error has been determined to be the cause of a tow striking a section of the Melvin Price Locks and Dam in Alton, Illinois, back in March 2021.

March 31, 2022
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