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.
NTSB issued an investigation report on the engine room fire aboard the bulk carrier St. Clair while in layup status at TORCO dock in Maumee River, Toledo, in February 2019. The investigation highlighted lack of operating procedures for continuous monitoring of the vessel while in layup.
NTSB issued an investigation report on the fire onboard and subsequent sinking of the fishing vessel Ariel, while in Sheep Bay, Alaska, in August 2019. The investigation identified ignition of fuel leaking from the generator fuel supply line as key cause of the fire.
NTSB issued a report on the overpressurization and rupture of a cargo tank on the cargo ship ‘Fairchem Filly’ in May 2019. Investigators stressed that the vessel and terminal personnel involved were not following procedures related to cargo discharge and nitrogen-blanketing operations.
NTSB issued an investigation report on the collision of the towing vessel Dixie Vandal with the moored towing vessel Trinity and Tow in Houston Ship Channel, in March 2019, identifying fatigue as key cause.
The US National Transportation Safety Board published its report on the collision of the towing vessel St. Rita and tow with moored barges, and subsequent sinking.
The NTSB issued an investigation report on the grounding of the fishing vessel Freyja while on the Bering Sea, Alaska, in March 2019. The investigation revealed the deckhand failed to monitor the vessel as he fell asleep due to extreme fatigue.
The NTSB issued an investigation report on the contact of the towing vessel ‘Chad Pregracke’ with Old Highway 80 Bridge on the Lower Mississippi River, in February 2019. The report indicated the pilot’s misjudgment of the river current as key cause of the incident.
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