The National Transportation Safety Board has released its Safer Seas Digest 2020, a compendium of the NTSB’s maritime accident investigations involving loss of life, injuries and significant property damage completed in 2020.
A report commissioned by four members of Congress in the wake of several high-profile Navy losses of lives and warships makes disturbing reading. Entitled “A Report on the Fighting Culture of the
Following the fatal collisions with civilian ships involving the USS Fitzgerald and the USS John S. McCain in the summer of 2017, the U.S. Navy found that sailor overwork, fatigue, and training
In its just released final report on its investigation of the June 17, 2017 collision between the USS Fitzgerald and the containership ACX Crystal, the National Transportation Safety Board determines that the
Naval Sea Systems Command reports that the guided-missile destroyer USS Fitzgerald (DDG 62) has taken another step toward returning to the fleet as a fully ready, combat-capable ship. The ship achieved a
AUGUST 23, 2017 — Adm. Scott Swift, commander of U.S. Pacific Fleet, today relieved the commander of Seventh Fleet, Vice Adm. Joseph Aucoin, due to a loss of confidence in his ability
JUNE 19, 2017 — ACX Crystal, the containership that collided with the USS Fitzgerald on June 17, arrived at Oi Terminal in Tokyo the next day and started unloading. The Philippine-flag ship