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Search called off for man overboard near Sabine Pass

(HOUSTON) — The Coast Guard suspended its search Friday for a missing crewmember from the tanker Sagami. Approximately 2,823 square miles were covered over 48 hours with four aircraft and two vessels. Coast Guard Sector Houston-Galveston watch standers received the…

Casualty Briefs - December/January 2021

Seamanship errors, fatigue cited in fatal collision of destroyer The 2017 collision of the destroyer USS Fitzgerald and the containership ACX Crystal stemmed from failures by the Navy ship’s bridge team in the minutes leading to impact, federal investigators said. Seven…

Key NTSB findings

• Most of the victims on Conception were awake but could not escape the bunk room before all were overcome by smoke inhalation. • The source of ignition was not confirmed, although the electrical distribution system of the vessel, unattended…

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