NTSB reviews major marine casualties of 2015


The following is text of a news release from the National Transportation Safety Board (NTSB):

(WASHINGTON) — The National Transportation Safety Board on Tuesday released its annual compendium of marine accidents and the lessons learned from them.

“Safer Seas Digest 2015” examines 29 major marine casualty investigations the agency closed in 2015.

“'Safer Seas Digest 2015’ represents our continuing commitment to sharing the lessons that we learn through our investigations,’’ said NTSB Chairman Christopher A. Hart. “Many marine accidents can be prevented when crews know of and respond to safety issues early and when crews work together effectively in the event of a crisis.’’

The 72-page report lists some of the lessons learned from the investigations, such as better voyage planning, the need for effective communications and recognizing the peril of crew fatigue.

To view the report, click here.

By Professional Mariner Staff