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.
A scalloping ship crew member, Franklin Freddy Meave Vazquez, who reportedly attacked three crew members, eventually killing one, pleaded guilty in Boston’s federal court on Wednesday for murder in the 2018 incident off the Massachusetts coast.
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.
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.
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.
Candles lit and left unattended in a yacht’s VIP suite caused a fire that resulted in the total loss of the $6.3M yacht and $480,000 in damage to a Miami marina and adjacent vessels, according to the National Transportation Safety Board’s Marine Accident Brief 21/17, issued Thursday.