National Maritime Day was created in 1933 to recognize the maritime industry and the merchant mariner for all the great contributions they've made for our country. The day of observation marks the date in 1819 that the steamship SS Savannah got underway from Savannah, Georgia beginning what would become the first ever transoceanic voyage using steam power. Take a moment to honor the men and women have served and continue to serve in the US Merchant Marine.
The NTSB is an independent federal agency charged by Congress with investigating every civil aviation accident in the U.S. and significant accidents in other modes of transportation-railroad, highway, marine and pipeline. more >
NTSB releases the Preliminary Report for the Sissonville, WVA, pipeline accident.