The US Coast Guard continues to investigate the loss of 21 containers from the barge Ho Omaka Hou and monitor response operations in Hawaii. The tug Hoku Loa reported loss of cargo from the barge as they transited from Honolulu to Hilo Harbor in the early morning of 22 June.
NTSB issued an investigation report on the contact of the crane barge U1510, pushed by the towing vessel Goose Creek, with overhead powerlines, while on the Elizabeth River, in June 2019. The report highlighted poor company oversight and lack of a towing safety management system.
NTSB issued an investigation report on the contact of the bulk carrier Dank Silver with a fender of the Sunshine Bridge in the Lower Mississippi River, in June 2019. The investigation identified the pilot’s decision to turn the vessel off the dock, instead of going upriver, as key cause of the accident.
NTSB issued an investigation report on the collision of two commercial fishing vessels in the Pacific Ocean, in June 2019, while pursuing the same school of tuna. The report highlighted that neither vessel followed international collision regulations.
NTSB issued an investigation report on the contact of towing vessel Dewey R with CSX Railroad Bridge Protection Cell in Chicago Sanitary and Ship Canal, in April 2019. The report highlighted the pilot’s departure from the centerline of the channel as his visibility was reduced.
NTSB published its report on the recreational yacht Silver Lining. The yacht, on July 23, 2019, hit a submerged rock southwest of the Hood Canal Bridge in Hood Canal, Washington. The vessel sustained damage to the hull, propellers, and rudders, and took on water. The eight people on board safely departed the vessel.
NTSB published its report on the contact of Mary Lucy Lane Tow with Markland Locks and Workboat Gibson. The incident took place on December 18, 2018, on the Ohio River.
The NTSB issued an investigation report on the contact of the towing vessel Dejeanne maria with a submerged dredge pipe on the Lower Mississippi River, in April 2019. The investigation highlighted that the last bathymetric survey did not detect the hazard.
The National Transportation Safety Board recently presented its preliminary findings concerning the sinking of the DUKW amphibious passenger boat Stretch Duck 7. In fact, NTSB held a virtual meeting on 28 April in which discussed the matter at hand.
NTSB issued an investigation report on the contact of the towing Vessel Edna T. Gattle and its tow with Union Pacific Railway Bridge in April 2019. The investigation found that the captain allowed the tow to proceed beyond a safe decision point without confirming the status of the bridge opening, in high current conditions.
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