Author: Casey Conley

Maritime Casualty News October 2020

NTSB: Conception fire highlights need for safety improvements The National Transportation Safety Board is urging the U.S. Coast Guard to establish new safety measures based on the NTSB’s investigation into the Conception dive boat fire that left 34 people dead. …

Workboat capsizes during Louisiana oil spill exercise, killing two

A workboat that capsized and sank during a boom deployment exercise on the Lower Mississippi River, killing both people on board, turned broadside to the current moments before it rolled over.  National Transportation Safety Board (NTSB) investigators could not explain…

Maritime Casualty News, September 2020

NTSB releases documents on Conception dive boat fire The National Transportation Safety Board (NTSB) has released a trove of documents related to the Sept. 2, 2019 fire aboard the dive boat Conception off California’s southern coast that left 34 people…

Brownwater News, September 2020

Bipartisan bill would boost Great Lakes icebreaking capacity  The Lake Carriers’ Association (LCA) is among numerous organizations expressing strong support for a bipartisan bill that would pave the way for increased icebreaking capacity for the Great Lakes fleet. By codifying…

Shipbuilding News, September 2020

Shipbuilders council announces 2020 safety awards  The Shipbuilders Council of America (SCA) has recognized more than a dozen U.S. shipyards for safety efforts during the past year.The awards are available to member shipyards that submit injury and illness surveys, have…

Maritime Casualty News, August 2020

Four mariners die in dredge explosion near Corpus Christi Four crew working aboard Waymon L. Boyd died after the dredging vessel caught fire Friday, Aug. 21, in the Corpus Christi Ship Channel. At least two other crewmen on the vessel…

Shipbuilding News, August 2020

Irving delivers Canada’s first AOPS  Irving Shipbuilding has delivered the first Arctic and offshore patrol ship (AOPS) for the Royal Canadian Navy (RCN), and the shipbuilder has three others under construction. The lead vessel, Harry DeWolf, is the first of…

Maritime Casualty News, July 2020

Camera recording shows ships colliding on Welland Canal Canadian authorities are investigating a collision on the Welland Canal involving two bulk carriers. The slow-speed collision was caught on camera and shared extensively on social media.  The upbound bulker Alanis and…

Shipbuilding News, July 2020

Matson, NASSCO christen second Kanaloa-class con-ro Officials from Matson Inc. and General Dynamics NASSCO gathered at the San Diego shipyard on July 2 to christen Matsonia, the second of two Kanaloa-class ships. The two container/roll-on/roll-off ships (con-ros) are the largest…