Passenger vessel safety on NTSB's 'most wanted' list for 2014

(WASHINGTON) — The National Transportation Safety Board today released its 2014 "most wanted" list, the top 10 advocacy and awareness priorities for the agency for 2014, which for the first time includes improving operational safety in passenger vessels (click here to see the complete news release).

Between 2000 and 2010, the NTSB investigated several accidents involving passenger vessels. For decades, NTSB accident investigations involving passenger vessels revealed in numerous cases that the cause of an accident was not the failure of the vessel but the lack of good safety practices that led to the loss of life and injuries.

Here is a bulletin summarizing the NTSB's assessment of the problem and what can be done:

By Professional Mariner Staff