The NTSB issued an investigation report on the capsizing and sinking of Barge Dredge200 and a workboat while on Massachusetts Bay, in December 2018. The accident was a result of a poor judgement amid inclement weather conditions.
NTSB investigation: Overreliance on floating aids to navigation leads to vessel contact with conveyor
The NTSB issued an investigation report on the contact of the Andrew Cargill MacMillan towing vessel with a conveyor at the Farmers Grain Terminal, while pushing 42 loaded barges on the Lower Mississippi River, near Tallulah, Louisiana. The key cause identified was the pilot’s over-reliance on floating aids to navigation.
NTSB issued an investigation report on the explosion and fire onboard the offshore supply vessel ‘Grand Sun’ while in the Gulf of Mexico, in October 2018. The report identified overheating of electrical wiring, associated with a chest freezer or the receptacle powering it, as key cause.
NTSB published its report on the 2018 grounding of a fishing vessel near Point Reyes, California. The five crew of the ship remained on the vessel, until receiving assistance from the USCG. There were no pollution or injuries.
NTSB issued a Marine Accident Brief on the flooding and sinking of the fishing vessel ‘Aaron & Melissa II’ while 70 nm southeast of Portland, Maine, in November 2018. The key cause of the sinking was a combination of the Captain’s decision to proceed in heavy weather and of a clogged bilge system.
The National Transport Safety Board (NTSB) issued an accident report on a fire that took place on the fishing vessel “Jeanette” which at the time of the incident was pier side at the American Samoa Government (ASG) container facility in the Port of Pago Pago, Tutuila Island, American Samoa, with 18 crewmembers and one shoreside vessel representative on board.
The National Transportation Safety Board issued an accident report of a collision that took place on West Branch of Stamford Harbor, Connecticut, between two vessels and led to a slight oil spill and to a damage which costed $300,000, yet with not injuries.
In an official hearing on Commercial and Passenger Vessel Safety on Thursday, the head of NTSB’s Marine Safety Office critiqued the US Coast Guard’s willingness to bolster safety rules for passenger vessels, on the aftermath of three fatal incidents involving small vessels in US waters.
Based on fatal incident of the DUKW Amphibious Vessel, Stretch Duck 7, the NTSB issued Marine Safety Recommendation Report, calling the USCG to require sufficient buoyancy for DUKW amphibious passenger vessels and to require the removal of canopies, side curtains and their associated framing, while underway, for those without sufficient reserve buoyancy.
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