Thursday, September 3, 2020
USS Fitzgerald departure
Accidents

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: 439

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: 183

Tuesday, April 28, 2020
duck boat salvage
Accidents

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: 347

Monday, March 4, 2019
Accidents

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: 92

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

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: 86

Wednesday, June 6, 2018
Accidents

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: 140

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

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: 278

Tuesday, December 12, 2017
Interesting

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: 379

EL Faro
News

NTSB Panel Reviewing Final Report of El Faro Investigation

Update: Captain’s Decisions, Shipping Company’s Poor Safety Oversight Determined as Probable Cause of EL FARO Sinking By Ian Simpson WASHINGTON, Dec 12 (Reuters) – U.S. safety officials were due to meet on...

December 12, 2017
Total Views: 8

Friday, December 8, 2017
Maritime News

NTSB to Determine Probable Cause of El Faro Sinking Next Week

The U.S. National Transportation Safety Board is scheduled to meet next week to determine the probable cause of the October 1, 2015, sinking of the U.S.-flagged cargo ship El Faro....

December 8, 2017
Total Views: 34

Tuesday, September 12, 2017
News

NTSB Investigators to Determine Cause of ‘El Faro’ Sinking in December

The National Transportation Safety Board plans to meet in December to determine the probable cause of the October 2015 sinking of the American cargo ship El Faro in the Atlantic...

September 12, 2017
Total Views: 9

Thursday, July 27, 2017
Collision near Morgans Point in Houston Ship Channel
Accidents

NTSB Report Details Lessons Learned from 27 Major Maritime Accidents

The National Transporation Safety Board has released a publication detailing lessons learned from 27 major, maritime accidents involving loss of life, injuries and property damage. The annual publication, known as...

July 27, 2017
Total Views: 59

Friday, June 30, 2017
Accidents

Amid El Faro Investigation, NTSB Issues Recommendations Aimed at Getting Better Weather Information to Mariners

The United States’ National Transportation Safety Board has issued 10 safety recommendations aimed at enhancing the availability of weather information to mariners amid its ongoing investigation into the 2015 sinking...

June 30, 2017
Total Views: 9

Friday, March 31, 2017
Accidents

NTSB Marine Accident Brief: Sinking of the Towing Vessel Spence

The NTSB has released a Marine Accident Brief on its investigation into the December 2015 sinking of the towing vessel Spence in the Caribbean Sea. On December 14, 2015 the...

March 31, 2017
Total Views: 63

Tuesday, March 7, 2017
Accidents

NTSB: Docking Errors, Insufficient Oversight Caused Cruise Ship Allision in Baltimore

Too much speed and too steep of an angle of approach is what led to the Carnival Pride allide with a pier in Baltimore Harbor last year, causing more than...

March 7, 2017
Total Views: 74

Friday, December 16, 2016
Captain John Konrad, gCaptain Founder & CEO
Interesting

El Faro, Top 10 Failures Of The NTSB Investigation – gLive E21

In today’s episode of gCaptain LIVE, Captain John Konrad discusses the NTSB/USCG hearings into the El Faro and identifies the Top Ten investigative failures submitted by gCaptain readers.  LINKS: Yesterday’s Show: ...

December 16, 2016
Total Views: 21

Wednesday, September 14, 2016
Collision near Morgans Point in Houston Ship Channel
Maritime News

NTSB Study Digs Into Safety of U.S. Coast Guard’s Vessel Traffic Service System

A safety study released Tuesday by the National Transportation Safety Board details 14 conclusions and 21 recommendations aimed at further reducing the risk of collisions, allisions, and groundings involving vessels...

September 14, 2016
Total Views: 9

Thursday, August 18, 2016
NTSB-safe-seas
Incidents

The Top 8 Reasons Ships Sank, Spilled Oil And Exploded In 2015

Yesterday the US National Transportation Safety Board (NTSB) released Safer Seas Digest a “one-stop shop” for mariners and others to review concise summaries of a year’s accident investigations. The digest also includes the...

August 18, 2016
Total Views: 20

Wednesday, June 29, 2016
Maritime News

El Faro VDR Recovery Mission Postponed

The National Transportation Safety Board has postponed the launch of the mission to recover the voyage data recorder from the cargo ship El Faro as it awaits the resources needed...

June 29, 2016
Total Views: 1

Thursday, June 9, 2016
Accidents

Lack of Communication ID’d as Probable Cause of 2015 Houston Ship Channel Collision

A pilot’s inability to respond appropriately to hydrodynamic forces and a lack of communication was found to be the probable cause between a bulk carrier and a Maersk chemical tanker...

June 9, 2016
Total Views: 58