NTSB details 29 casualties in latest Safer Seas Digest

(WASHINGTON) — The National Transportation Safety Board (NTSB) has released the 10th anniversary edition of Safer Seas Digest, which highlights the most important lessons learned from marine investigations last year.

Safer Seas Digest 2022 details the lessons learned from 29 maritime tragedies involving capsizings, contact, collisions, fires, flooding and groundings. Among the investigations included in the report are the sinking of the fishing vessel Emmy Rose and the capsizing of the liftboat SEACOR Power.

A U.S. Coast Guard boat crew heads toward the capsized SEACOR Power on April 13, 2021. Thirteen people died after the liftboat capsized south of Port Fourchon, La. U.S. Coast Guard photo

While many NTSB recommendations call for regulatory action, passenger and fishing vessel associations, training centers and marine safety advocacy groups can share the circumstances of accidents the agency has investigated and promote awareness of NTSB recommendations. The agency encourages operators to take voluntary measures to improve safety on their vessels.

Access Safer Seas Digest 2022 on ntsb.gov as well as a library of previous editions. Visit the Office of Marine Safety webpage to learn more about how it investigates major marine causalities on the navigable waters of the U.S. and accidents involving U.S.-flagged vessels worldwide.

– National Transportation Safety Board

By Professional Mariner Staff