Shortly after midnight, fire alarms began to sound in the pilothouse and throughout the vessel. The pilot saw smoke that “grew in intensity very quickly” and flames coming from the starboard main engine in the engine room.
Poor communication led to a tow striking a railway swing bridge near Slidell, Louisiana, the National Transportation Safety Board said in Marine Investigation Report 22/01 released Thursday.
A drill ship holding position offshore was due to carry out the annual servicing of its two auxiliary boilers. The boilers were used only for well test operations and had not been operated since the last annual service, except for maintenance operations.
The National Transportation Safety Board issued Marine Accident Brief 21/26 Wednesday, detailing its investigation of the diesel generator engine failure and subsequent fire aboard offshore supply vessel Ocean Intervention on Dec. 19, 2020, near Honolulu, Hawaii.
The National Transportation Safety Board issued Marine Accident Brief 21/23 Tuesday for its investigation of the Nov. 14, 2020, accident involving the towing vessel Island Lookout and the Centerville Turnpike Bridge near Chesapeake, Virginia.
A tanker operating company’s decision to change masters without a handover period led to a $72.9 million marine accident, according to a NTSB Marine Accident Brief issued Tuesday.
The National Transportation Safety Board will hold a virtual public board meeting on Dec. 7 to consider the draft final report on hazardous liquid pipeline strikes and subsequent explosions and fires aboard the dredging vessel Waymon Boyd.
Visibility was reduced by fog to less than 30 metres but the Master, at the controls, was experienced in this run and the departure was kept to the schedule Another officer was also on the bridge.
A ferry was en route for its destination port. The passage plan had recently been used on three previous voyages and took the ferry from berth to berth.
The National Transportation Safety Board issued Marine Accident Brief 21/20 Tuesday for its investigation into the contact of a bulk carrier’s crane with a grain facility in Convent, Louisiana.