The cruise ship Norwegian Epic contacted two mooring dolphins while docking at San Juan Cruise Port Pier 3. The NTSB issued an investigation report on the incident identifying lack of coordination between the master and pilot as key cause of the accident.
While underway in March 2019, the heavy lift vessel Hawk collided with a barge and a destroyer on Mississippi river. The NTSB issued an investigation report on the collision, identifying exceeding speed as key cause of the accident.
The US NTSB issued an investigation report on the contact of the towing vessel ‘Bettye M. Jenkins’ with Bunge Grain Facility on the Lower Mississippi River, in February 2019. The investigation identified the captain’s decision to pass ahead of an upbound tow while crossing a river in strong current as key cause of the accident.
The US NTSB issued an investigation report on the contact of the towing vessel ‘Lindberg Crosby’ with Interstate 10 Bridge while on San Jacinto River, Texas, in February 2019. The investigation showed that there was an undetected loss of starboard engine directional control.
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.
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