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Friday, November 18, 2022
Electrical Genset Failure Led to Towing Vessel’s Loss of Steering and Grounding -NTSB
Accidents

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
Shipping

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
Total Views: 3538

Tuesday, October 25, 2022
seastreak high-speed catamaran passenger ferry
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
Total Views: 4613

Tuesday, October 18, 2022
seacor power capsized
Accidents

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
Total Views: 6286

Friday, October 14, 2022
Missing Engine Parts, Untrained Crew Identified in Towing Vessel Fire Investigation
Accidents

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
Total Views: 3708

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
Total Views: 6206

Thursday, September 22, 2022
Electrical Failure Leads to Loss of Steering and $6 Million in Damages
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
Total Views: 21574

Thursday, September 15, 2022
Mississippi River Barge and Freight Train Collide: NTSB Report
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
Total Views: 70051

Tuesday, September 13, 2022
NTSB Reiterates Call for Mandatory Personal Locator Beacons Following Investigation Into Deadly ‘Emmy Rose’ Sinking
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
Total Views: 4789

Friday, September 9, 2022
NTSB Investigation Into Fishing Vessel Fire Highlights the Importance of Personal Locator Beacons
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
Total Views: 4663

Thursday, September 1, 2022
NTSB Issues Safety Recommendations After $100 Million Engine Room Fire on Great Lakes Bulker
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
Total Views: 7562

The commercial dive boat Conception at sunrise prior to sinking, September 2, 2019. (Source: Ventura County Fire Department)
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
Total Views: 1612

Tuesday, August 23, 2022
Bulk Carrier Struck Offshore Platform Missing from NOAA Navigation Charts, NTSB Finds
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
Total Views: 23540

Thursday, June 2, 2022
NTSB: Fatigued Chief Engineer’s Oversight Led to Fire Aboard Towing Vessel
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
Total Views: 3350

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
Total Views: 6117

Tuesday, May 24, 2022
president eisenhower ship
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
Total Views: 5031

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
Total Views: 14326

Thursday, April 28, 2022
Hydraulic Hose Leak Led to Engine Room Fire on Fishing Vessel Off Massachusetts -NTSB Report
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
Total Views: 2471

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
Total Views: 25074

Thursday, April 21, 2022
Unsecured Openings Led to Flooding and Sinking of Towing Vessel, NTSB Determines
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
Total Views: 3247
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