Incorrect AIS information leads to collision of two vessels leading to capsizing of one with several fatalities.
The National Transportation Safety Board issued Marine Accident Report 20-34 Tuesday, detailing its investigation of the Nov. 4, 2019, explosion of barge IB1940 in the Illinois Marine Towing Heritage Slip on the Chicago Ship and Sanitary Canal, near Lemont, Illinois.
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The deck crew had no way of determining how much tension was in the wire other than by feel. One crew member was injured and another lost life in this accident.
An accident during ship-to-ship transfer led to knocking the master overboard. Search and rescue operations were initiated but the Master was not found. His body was recovered four days later.
His body was recovered four days later.
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As the davit arm slewed further outboard, the tension on the brake release line increased sufficiently to release the brake. The rescue boat dropped, its hull hitting the raised edge of the outboard deck. It then tilted outboard to such a degree that the two men in the boat fell overboard.