NTSB releases “Safer Seas 2014”

Written by Nick Blenkey
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APRIL 1, 2015 —The National Transportation Safety Board today released its “Safer Seas 2014: Lessons Learned From Marine Accident Investigations” report.

Safer Seas is a compilation of accident investigations that were published in 2014, organized by vessel type with links to the more detailed accident reports.

he 43-page report contains a summary and the probable causes for 23 major marine accidents and features lessons learned from each of the accidents in an easy-to-use summary document. Fishing vessels and towing vessels were the vessel types most commonly involved in the reports, with fishing vessels involved in five of them and towing vessels in nine.

Safer Seas 2014 focuses on issues including understanding vessel control systems, passenger safety during critical maneuvers, maintenance, and crew training.

Safer Seas 2014 is available HERE

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