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NTSB investigation: Towing vessel contacts submerged dredge pipe

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.

Initial investigation findings for Stretch Duck 7 sinking

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 investigation: Overpressurization and rupture of cargo tank

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 investigation: Fatigue leads to grounding in Alaska

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. 

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