A bulk carrier in ballast was underway. The deck crew were washing the cargo holds, as clean holds were necessary for the planned arrival for loading in two days. Two teams were working at different locations.
A captain assuming a watch immediately after waking led to a tow striking a lock gate in the Gulf Intracoastal Waterway, the National Transportation Safety Board said in Marine Investigation Report 22/09 released Tuesday.
An incorrect solution to address a main engine start issue led to the contact between an oil tanker and a loading dock in the Port of Corpus Christi, the National Transportation Safety Board said Tuesday.
On a vessel on an extended anchor stay in an isolated port, a crew member began suffering from severe abdominal pain. It soon became evident that the crew member would require professional attention.
On a handy-sized bulk carrier, the engine cadet did not appear at muster, so two crew went to his cabin where he was found in a state of partial paralysis. Find out what happened in this article.
A small cargo vessel with eight crew on board had berthed in port and was carrying out deck maintenance. The vessel, a single hatch ship, had one hold equipped with 10 pontoon hatch covers that were moved using a hydraulic gantry crane running on rails.
An improperly tightened fastener led to a diesel engine failure on the passenger and car ferry Wenatchee near Bainbridge Island, Washington, resulting in nearly $3.8 million in damages, the National Transportation Safety Board said Tuesday.
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.