NTSB issued Marine Accident Brief 20/37 Tuesday for its investigation of the Sept. 23, 2019, accident involving the tugboat G.M. McAllister and the NGL Energy Partners wharf on the Southern Branch of the Elizabeth River, near Chesapeake, Virginia.
The failure of a weld ultimately led to a barge breaking loose from its mooring and heavily damaging a pier, the National Transportation Safety Board said in its Marine Accident Brief 20-35 issued Thursday.
NTSB issued Thursday four safety recommendations in its final report on the agency’s investigation of the fatal, June 17, 2017, collision between the USS Fitzgerald and the container ship ACX Crystal.
NTSBsaid during a public board meeting Tuesday, the continued operation of amphibious passenger vessel Stretch Duck 7 during severe weather led to the fatal, July 19, 2018, sinking of the vessel on Table Rock Lake, Missouri.
The National Transportation Safety Board determined during a public meeting held Tuesday that an insufficient preventative maintenance program and lack of guidance for responding to engine high-temperature conditions, led to the Jan. 14, 2018
This 15-minute video summarizes the NTSB investigation of the October 1, 2015, sinking of El Faro and the loss of all 33 mariners aboard.
NTSB plans to meet Dec. 12, 2017, in Washington to determine the probable cause of the October 2015 sinking of the cargo ship El Faro in the Atlantic Ocean.
Inadequate manning and the resultant crewmember fatigue caused the March 12, 2016, sinking of the tugboat Specialist in the Hudson River
Fatigue, and its impact on safety, is the focus for the 10th International Conference on Managing Fatigue, scheduled for March 20 – 23, 2017, in San Diego.