Thursday, August 15, 2013

NTSB: Engine Failure Caused 2012 Collision Between Tanker and Jackup

NTSB releases Marine Accident Brief on Collision of Oil Tanker FR8 Pride with MODU Rowan EXL I.

August 15, 2013
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Monday, June 17, 2013

Investigation Continues Into Kirby Tank Barge Explosion

On April 24, 2013, two Kirby-owned tank barges exploded during routine cleaning operations at the Oil Recovery Company Marine Terminal in Mobile, injuring three employees. Preliminary findings released.

June 17, 2013
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Wednesday, April 10, 2013

NTSB Faults Owners and Charterers in Fatal Trinity II Liftboat Accident in GoM

A NTSB investigation into a fatal 2011 liftboat accident in the Gulf of Mexico has found that the owners/operators and charterers failed to assess and prepare for the risks associated...

April 10, 2013
Total Views: 336

Tuesday, January 22, 2013
Grounding Incidents

Seastreak Wall Street Investigation Takes Aim

WASHINGTON – The National Transportation Safety Board’s latest update on the ongoing investigation into the Jan. 9 Seastreak Wall Street hi-speed ferry incident in New York City reveals a focus...

January 22, 2013
Total Views: 9

Thursday, January 10, 2013
HMS Bounty Sinking USCG Photo

Coast Guard, NTSB to Host Formal Hearing Into HMS Bounty Sinking

The Coast Guard said Thursday that it will convene a formal hearing in February together with the National Transportation Safety Board to investigate the October 29th sinking of the tall...

January 10, 2013
Total Views: 10

Wednesday, November 28, 2012

NTSB: Coast Guard’s Post-Accident Drug and Alcohol Testing Standards Are Too Lax

The National Transportation Safety Board on Tuesday issued a recommendation to the U.S. Coast Guard that would subject Coast Guard personnel involved in serious marine incidents to timely post-accident drug...

November 28, 2012
Total Views: 10

Wednesday, September 26, 2012
Elka Apollon

NTSB Faults Pilot in 2011 Houston Ship Channel Collision

WASHINGTON – The collision of a chemical tanker with a containership in the Houston Ship Channel in October 2011 was likely caused by the inappropriate response of the pilot of...

September 26, 2012
Total Views: 20

Wednesday, May 2, 2012

New Video Emerges of Tragic 2010 Duck Boat Collision

New video of the tragic July 2010 duck boat colision on the Delaware River in Philadelphia has emerged, offering a new glimpse of the broken down tourist vessel just moments...

May 2, 2012
Total Views: 28

Wednesday, October 26, 2011
fishing vessel Katmai
Lifesaving Incidents

Dog The Hatches – Watertight Doors Cited In Latest NTSB Report

During a severe storm at 22:00 one October in 2008,  the U.S. flagged fishing vessel Katmai lost steering in Alaska’s Bering Sea. The vessel was carrying about 120,000 pounds of frozen cod,...

October 26, 2011
Total Views: 10

Tuesday, September 27, 2011
Eagle Otome Oil Spill

Dirty Joke Caught On Tape – NTSB Eagle Otome Report

Fatigue and distractions including off-colored jokes and reading newspapers are just some of the contributing causes to last year’s ship collision between the tanker Eagle Otome and a towboat which...

September 27, 2011
Total Views: 106

Thursday, June 23, 2011

NTSB Releases Final Report on 2010 “Duck Boat” Incident

The following is a press released issued by the National Transportation Safety Board regarding the fatal July 2010 “Duck Boat” incident in Philadelphia. Washington, DC – The National Transportation Safety...

June 23, 2011
Total Views: 95

Thursday, August 12, 2010

NTSB Warns Against The Use Of Cell Phones

Today the NTSB sent out a warning against the sue of cell phones on the bridge of ships. The Coast Guard quickly followed with a similar warning writing: The U.S....

August 12, 2010
Total Views: 1

Thursday, May 7, 2009

NTSB Releases Final Report on Cosco Busan Allision

Earlier today, the National Transportation Safety Board released its final report on the allision of the M/V Cosco Busan with the Delta Tower of the San Francisco–Oakland Bay Bridge on...

May 7, 2009
Total Views: 58

Wednesday, February 18, 2009

Press Release from NTSB Board Meeting

Read the ful synopsis HERE Via Washington, DC – The National Transportation Safety Board determined today that a medically unfit pilot, an ineffective master, and poor communications between the...

February 18, 2009
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NTSB Board Meeting on Cosco Busan Allision

Today, the National Transportation Safety Board (NTSB) held a public board meeting on its investigation into the Cosco Busan allision.  The goal of which, was to formally cite the probable...

February 18, 2009
Total Views: 10

Friday, September 19, 2008
Oil Spill

Cosco Busan – Radar Images And NTSB Transcript

Back in November we worked with a number of organizations to bring you the path of the Cosco Busan on the day of its allision with San Francisco’s Bay Bridge...

September 19, 2008
Total Views: 9

Wednesday, September 17, 2008

Pilotage Paradox – A Look Into The Cosco Busan Allision

Pilotage Paradox by Paul Drouin The Cosco Busan accident, as with many others that have the same root cause, can be categorized into what I call the pilotage paradox. For...

September 17, 2008
Total Views: 30

Wednesday, March 19, 2008
Lifesaving Incidents

Queen of the North TSB Canada Video

Video of TSB report on sinking of Queen of the North. Click on the blue ‘Start Presentation’ button. (its slow loading). It also has video simulation of the incident and...

March 19, 2008
Total Views: 0

Thursday, March 6, 2008

Sleep Week Crew Endurance Management

This is National Sleep Awareness Week and the NTSB wants to share information on Crew Endurance Management. They write: Endurance involves the body’s ability to maintain performance within safe limits...

March 6, 2008
Total Views: 6

Saturday, January 19, 2008

Cosco Busan Pilot’s Medical Records Questioned

Cosco Busan Photo by Noah Berger/Associated PressOctober 15th 2003 the Staten Island ferry crashed into a concrete pier killing eleven people and leaving 71 injured. It was later determined that...

January 19, 2008
Total Views: 6