Fatal cutter collision among NTSB digest safety lessons

(WASHINGTON) — The National Transportation Safety Board (NTSB) has released Safer Seas Digest 2023, which gathers the most important lessons learned from marine investigations completed last year.

The digest details safety lessons from NTSB investigations that were finished in 2023, including the fatal collision between the Coast Guard cutter Winslow Griesser and the center-console boat Desakata off the coast of Puerto Rico, the fire aboard the passenger vessel Spirit of Norfolk, and the anchor strike of an underwater pipeline that caused oil to leak into San Pedro Bay off the California coast.

Safer Seas Digest 2023 is available online as well as a library of previous editions.

The NTSB’s Office of Marine Safety investigates major marine casualties upon the navigable waters of the U.S. and accidents involving U.S.-flagged vessels worldwide.

– National Transportation Safety Board

The fast response cutter USCGC Winslow Griesser. U.S. Coast Guard photo
By Professional Mariner Staff