SAFER SEAS DIGEST 2022 – Lessons Learned from Marine Accident Investigations via US NTSB


( The US National Transportation Safety Board released the Safer Seas Digest 2021, a compendium of the NTSB’s maritime accident investigations involving loss of life, injuries and significant property damage completed in 2022.

Pausing to reflect on a year’s worth of investigations presents a unique opportunity to consider the meta-issues threatening safety. In 2022, these issues included the following:

  • Containing Engine Room Fires
  • Fire Prevention
  • Importance of Personal Locator Technology
  • Vessel Stability
  • Fatigue
  • Proper Installation, Operation, and Maintenance of Electrical Equipment
  • Sound Navigation Practice–Avoiding
  • Overreliance on a Single Data Source
  • Response to Loss of Steering and Propulsion
  • Effective Communication
  • Mooring System Arrangements
  • Engine Repairs
  • Hull Condition

The NTSB’s Office of Marine Safety investigates major marine causalities upon the navigable waters of the U.S. and accidents involving U.S. flagged vessels worldwide.

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Source: NTSB



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