Marine Accident Reports

The NTSB issues an accident report following the investigation. These reports are available online for reports issued since 1996, with older reports coming online soon.

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Title Event date Report date City State NTSB # NTIS #  
Allision of Tanker Wawasan Ruby with CSX Bayside Coal Pier 8/25/2012 4/15/2014 Baltimore MD MAB-14-07   PDF Summary
Sinking of Fishing Vessel Allison C 9/20/2012 4/15/2014 About 125 miles west-southwest of Point Piedras Blancas, California CA MAB-14-06   PDF Summary
Foundering of the Fishing Vessel Moonlight Maid 9/20/2012 3/14/2014 About 55 miles south of Seward, vicinity of Seal Rocks, Chiswell Islands, Gulf of Alaska AK MAB-14-05   PDF Summary
Engine Room Fire On Board Towing Vessel Marguerite L. Terral  6/09/2012 3/10/2014 Hickman KY MAB-14-04   PDF Summary
Sinking of Tall Ship Bounty 10/29/2012 2/6/2014 Atlantic Ocean, about 110 nautical miles southeast of Cape Hatteras NC MAB-14-03   PDF Summary
Bollard Failure Causing Breakaway of Cruise Ship Carnival Triumph from its Moorings, and Subsequent Collision with Dredge Wheeler and Towing Vessel Noon Wednesday 4/3/2013 1/23/2014 Mobile AL MAB-14-02   PDF Summary
Sinking of Offshore Supply Vessel Ricky B 5/30/2013 1/21/2014 Gulf of Mexico, 24 nautical miles south of Marsh Island LA MAB-14-01   PDF Summary
Collision Between Bulk Carriers Mary Ann Hudson and Star Grip 6/6/2012 12/18/2013 Houston Ship Channel TX MAB-13-19   PDF Summary
Allision of Tanker Overseas Reymar with San Francisco–Oakland Bay Bridge 1/7/2013 11/7/2013 San Francisco Bay CA MAB-13-18   PDF Summary
Sinking of Commercial fishing vessel Mary Kay 7/26/2012 10/31/2013 Dixon Entrance, Near Cape Chacon, Prince of Wales Island AK MAB-13-17   PDF Summary
Dockside Capsizing and Sinking of Towing Vessel Invader and Dry Dock #3 3/18/2012 7/16/2013 Vigor Industrial Shipyard, Port of Everett WA MAB-13-16   PDF Summary
Collision of Oil Tanker FR8 Pride with MODU Rowan EXL I 5/2/2012 6/27/2013 Corpus Christi TX MAB-13-13   PDF Summary
Grounding and Loss of the F/V Chevelle 3/10/2012 7/18/2013 Newport OR MAB-13-15   PDF Summary
Fire On Board and Sinking of Liftboat Mako 1/16/2012 7/16/2013 Atlantic Ocean, Gulf of Guinea Nigeria MAB-13-14   PDF Summary
Fire on Board Passenger Vessel Safari Spirit 4/27/2012 7/3/2013 Seattle WA MAB-13-12   PDF Summary
Sinking of Fishing Vessel Viking II, Atlantic Ocean 10/7/2012 6/14/2013 75 nautical miles (nm) southeast off Cape May NJ MAB-13-11   PDF Summary
Engine Room Fire On Board Towing Vessel Patrice McAllister 3/27/2012 6/6/2013 4 miles southeast of Point Petre, near Prince Edward Point ON MAB-13-10   PDF Summary
Allision of the Cargo Vessel Delta Mariner with Eggner's Ferry Bridge, Tennessee River 01/26/2012 5/14/2013 near Aurora KY MAR-13-02 PB2013-106636 PDF Summary
Collision of Canadian Bulk Carrier John D. Leitch with Law Enforcement Vessel 10/3/2012 5/28/2013 Black River, Section E, Lorain OH MAB-13-09   PDF Summary
Sinking of Uninspected Fishing Vessel Plan B 2/21/2012 5/28/2013 10 nautical miles southeast of Kennebunkport ME MAB-13-08   PDF Summary
Allision of Container Vessel Rickmers Tokyo with Pier 11 at Port Richmond 12/23/2011 5/28/2013 Philadelphia PA MAB-13-07   PDF Summary
Fire on Board Uninspected Towing Vessel Ivory Coast 10/10/2011 5/16/2013 Baltimore MD MAB-13-06   PDF Summary
Fire Aboard Vehicle Carrier M/V Alliance Norfolk 3/10/2012 5/10/2013 Mediterranean Sea, about 30 miles northeast of Malta   MAB-13-05   PDF Summary
Collision between M/V Maersk Wisconsin and Tug and Barge Unit 12/5/2011 4/23/2013 Kill Van Kull, near Bergen Point NJ MAB-13-04   PDF Summary
Personnel Abandonment of Weather-Damaged US Liftboat Trinity II, with Loss of Life 9/8/2011 4/9/2013 Bay of Campeche, Gulf of Mexico   MAR-13-01 PB2013-106633 PDF Summary
Engine Room Fire and Eventual Flooding and Sinking of Fishing Vessel Lucky Diamond 5/10/2012 2/1/2013 Gulf of Mexico LA MAB-13-03   PDF Summary
Fire on Board Passenger Vessel Malaspina 2/7/2012 2/1/2013 Ketchikan AK MAB-13-02   PDF Summary
Sinking of Fishing Vessel Heritage 1/25/2012 2/1/2013 Alitak Bay AK MAB-13-01   PDF Summary
Collision of Tankship Elka Apollon With Containership MSC Nederland, Houston Ship Channel 10/29/2011 9/25/2012 Upper Galveston Bay TX MAR-12-02 PB2012-916402 PDF Summary
Allision of Passenger Ferry Andrew J. Barberi With St. George Terminal 5/8/2010 5/24/2012 Staten Island NY MAR-12-01 PB2012-916401 PDF Summary
Collision of Towing Vessel/Barge Natures Way Commander/ACBL 3111 with Barge CE-858, Gulf Intracoastal Waterway 2/1/2012 4/20/2012 Port Allen Lock LA MAB-12-02   PDF Full Text
Collision of Tugboat/Barge Alliance/MMI 3024 with Tankship Naticina, Texas City Channel and Gulf Intracoastal Waterway 8/17/2011 4/14/2012 Galveston TX MAB-12-01   PDF Full Text
Preliminary Report: Collision of Elka Apollon and MSC Nederland 10/29/2011 11/10/2011 Houston TX       Preliminary Report
Collision of Tankship Eagle Otome with Cargo Vessel Gull Arrow and Subsequent Collision with the Dixie Vengeance Tow, Sabine-Neches Canal 1/23/2010 9/27/2011 Port Arthur TX MAR-11-04 PB2011-916404 PDF Summary
Sinking of commercial fishing vessel Katmai 10/21/2008 9/13/2011 Adak AK MAB-11-03   PDF Full Text
Collision Between U.S. Coast Guard Vessel CG 33118 and Sea Ray Recreational Vessel CF 2607 PZ 12/20/2009 7/12/2011 San Diego CA MAR-11-03 PB2011-916403 PDF
Collision between USGC boat CG 25689 and passenger vessel Thriller 09 12/5/2009 6/30/2011 Charleston SC MAB-11-02 PDF
Collision of Tugboat/Barge Caribbean Sea/The Resource with Amphibious Passenger Vehicle DUKW 34 7/7/2010 6/21/2011 Philadelphia PA MAR-11-02 PB2011-916402 PDF
Sinking of U.S. Fishing Vessel Lady Mary, Atlantic Ocean 3/24/2009 5/2/2011 Cape May NJ MAB-11-01 PDF
Collision Between U.S. Passenger Ferry M/V Block Island and U.S. Coast Guard Cutter Morro Bay 7/2/2008 12/3/2010 Block Island Sound RI MAR-11-01 PB2011-916401 PDF
Fire On Board U.S. Small Passenger Vessel Fire Island Belle 9/20/2009 7/2/2010 Fair Harbor NY MAB-10-02   PDF
Allision of Recreational Boat with Push Boat Little Man II, Intracoastal Waterway 4/12/2009 2/24/2010 Ponte Vedra Beach FL MAB-10-01   PDF
Allision of Liberia-Registered Fruit Juice Carrier M/V Orange Sun with U.S.-Registered Dredge New York 1/24/2008 12/2/2009 Newark Bay NJ MAR-09-03 PB2009-916403 PDF
Engineroom Fire On Board U.S. Small Passenger Vessel Queen of the West, Columbia River 4/8/2008 11/17/2009 Rufus OR MAR-09-04 PB2009-916404 PDF
Sinking of U.S. Fish Processing Vessel Alaska Ranger, Bering Sea 3/23/2008 9/30/2009 Dutch Harbor AK MAR-09-05 PB2009-916405 PDF
Allision of Hong Kong-Registered Containership M/V Cosco Busan With the Delta Tower of the San Francisco-Oakland Bay Bridge 11/7/2007 2/18/2009 San Francisco CA MAR-09-01 PB2009-916401 PDF
Allision of Bahamas-Registered Tankship M/T Axel Spirit with Ambrose Light Entrance to New York Harbor 11/3/2007 4/7/2009 New York NY MAR-09-02 PB2009-916402 PDF
Grounding of U.S. Passenger Vessel Empress of the North, Intersection of Lynn Canal and Icy Strait, Southeast Alaska 5/14/2007 11/4/2008 Juneau AK MAR-08-02 PB2008-916402 PDF
Allision of Bahamas-Registered Tankship M/V Kition with Interstate Highway 10 Bridge Pier 2/10/2007 8/12/2008 Baton Rouge LA MAR-08-03 PB2008-916403 PDF
Heeling Accident on M/V Crown Princess, Atlantic Ocean 7/18/2006 1/30/2008 Cape Canaveral FL MAR-08-01 PB2008-916401 PDF
Boiler Rupture on Bahamian Cruise Ship S/S Norway, Port of Miami 5/25/2003 10/29/2007 Miami FL MAB-07-03   PDF
Fire Aboard Construction Barge Athena 106 10/12/2006 6/14/2007 West Cote Blanche Bay LA MAR-07-01 PB2007-916401 PDF
Grounding of the Hong Kong-Registered Container Ship New Delhi Express New York Harbor, Kill Van Kull Waterway 4/15/2006 5/30/2007 New York NY MAB-07-02   PDF
Fire on Board U.S. Small Passenger Vessel Massachusetts - Boston Harbor 6/12/2006 3/21/2007 Boston MA MAB-07-01   PDF
Grounding of Malaysian-flag Bulk Carrier M/V Selendang Ayu 12/8/2004 9/26/2006 Unalaska Island AK MAB-06-01   PDF
Capsizing of New York State-Certificated Vessel Ethan Allen 10/2/2005 7/25/2006 Lake George NY MAR-06-03 PB2006-916403 PDF
Fire On Board U.S. Small Passenger Vessel Express Shuttle II, Pithlachascotee River 10/17/2004 4/4/2006 Port Richey FL MAR-06-02 PB2006-916402 PDF
Capsizing of U.S. Small Passenger Vessel Lady D, Northwest Harbor 3/6/2004 3/7/2006 Baltimore MD MAR-06-01 PB2006-916401 PDF
Sinking of Uninspected Small Passenger Vessel Sydney Mae II in Pacific Ocean 9/19/2005 12/15/2005 Winchester Bay OR MAB-05-04   PDF
Heavy-Weather Damage to Bahamas-Flag Passenger Vessel Norwegian Dawn, Atlantic Ocean 4/16/2005 11/30/2005 Charleston SC MAB-05-03   PDF
Grounding of the Alaska Marine Highway System Ferry LeConte 5/10/2004 7/28/2005 Sitka AK MAB-05-02   PDF
Collision between the U.S. Navy Submarine USS Greeneville and Japanese Motor Vessel Ehime Maru 2/9/2001 9/29/2005 Oahu HI MAB-05-01   PDF
Capsizing of U.S. Small Passenger Vessel Taki-Tooo 6/14/2003 6/28/2005 Tillamook Bay OR MAR-05-02 PB2005-916402 PDF
Allision of Staten Island Ferry Andrew J. Barberi, St. George 10/15/2003 3/8/2005 Staten Island NY MAR-05-01 PB2005-916401 PDF
U.S. Towboat Robert Y. Love Allision With Interstate 40 Highway Bridge 5/26/2002 8/31/2004 Webbers Falls OK HAR-04-05 PB2004-916205 PDF
Engineroom Fire on the U.S. Passenger Vessel Columbia in Wrangell Narrows 5/28/2003 4/19/2004 Wrangell AK MAB-04-02 PDF
Grounding and Sinking of U.S. Passenger Vessel Safari Spirit, Kisameet Bay off Fisher Channel 5/8/2003 4/22/2004 Towns of Bella Bella and Shearwater, Denny Island, British Columbia Canada MAB-04-01 PDF
Sinking of the U.S. Small Passenger Vessel Panther 12/30/2002 3/9/2004 Everglades City FL MAR-04-01 PB2004-916401 PDF
Collision Between the U.S. Coast Guard Patrol Boat CG242513 and the U.S. Small Passenger Vessel Bayside Blaster 1/12/2002 12/17/2004 Biscayne Bay FL MAR-02-05 PB2002-916405 PDF
Grounding of the Small Passenger Vessel Finest 1/4/2001 9/17/2002 Sandy Hook NJ MAR-02-03 PB2002-916403 PDF
Fire On Board the Small Commuter Vessel Seastreak New York 9/28/2001 9/17/2002 Sandy Hook NJ MAR-02-04 PB2002-916404 PDF
Fire on Board the Small Passenger Vessel Port Imperial Manhattan, Hudson River 11/17/2000 6/11/2002 New York City NY MAR-02-02 PB2002-916402 PDF
Sinking of the Amphibious Passenger Vessel Miss Majestic, Lake Hamilton 5/1/1999 4/2/2002 Hot Springs AR MAR-02-01 PB2002-916401 PDF
Fire On Board the U.S. Passenger Ferry Columbia, Chatham Strait 6/6/2000 9/18/2001 Juneau AK MAR-01-02 PB2001-916403 PDF
Fire on Board the Netherlands-Registered Passenger Ship Nieuw Amsterdam 5/23/2000 7/24/2001 Glacier Bay AK MBR-01-01 PB2001-916402 PDF
Collision of U.S. Towboat Christine Cenac, U.S. Tank Barge CTCO 211, and U.S. Towboat American Heritage, Lower Mississippi River 6/27/1998 8/21/2001 Donaldsonville LA MAB-01-03 PDF
Collision of Liberian Containership Columbus Canada and U.S. Fishing Vessel Black Sheep, Gulf of Mexico 12/21/1998 8/22/2001 Galveston TX MAB-01-04 PDF
Sinking of the U.S. fishing vessel Miss Penelope 1/28/1998 8/3/2001 Montauk NY MAB-01-02 PDF
Fire On Board Liberian Passenger Ship Ecstasy 7/20/1998 5/1/2001 Miami FL MAR-01-01 PB2001-916401 PDF
Collision of Two Recreational Motorboats on the St. Croix River 7/3/1999 5/9/2001 Bayport MN MAB-01-01 PDF
Ramming of the Eads Bridge by Barges in Tow of the M/V Anne Holly with Subsequent Ramming and Near Breakaway of the President Casino on the Admiral 4/4/1998 9/8/2000 St. Louis Harbor MO MAR-00-01 PB2000-916401 PDF
Collision between Panamanian Container Ship Ever Grade and U.S. Coast Guard Buoy Tender Cowslip, Columbia River 5/14/1997 12/30/1999 Astoria OR MAB-99-01 PDF
Sinking of the Recrational Sailing Vessel Morning Dew at the Entrance to Harbor 12/29/1997 10/5/1999 Charleston SC MAR-99-01 PB99-916401 PDF
Capsizing of U.S. Fishing Vessel Evanick 4/25/1998 12/15/1998 Kodiak AK MAB-98-02 PDF
Fire Aboard the Tug SCANDIA and the Subsequent Grounding of the Tug and the Tank Barge NORTH CAPE on Moonstone Beach 1/19/1996 7/14/1998 Kingston RI MAR-98-03 PB98-916403 PDF
Fire on Board the Panamanian Passenger Ship UNIVERSE EXPLORER in the Lynn Canal 7/27/1996 4/14/1998 Juneau AK MAR-98-02 PB98-916402 PDF
Fire Aboard the Passenger Ship Vistafjord 4/6/1997 3/10/1998 Grand Bahama Island Bahamas MAB-98-01 PDF
Allision of the Liberian Freighter BRIGHT FIELD with the Poydras Street Wharf, Riverwalk Marketplace and New Orleans Hilton Hotel 12/14/1996 1/13/1998 New Orleans LA MAR-98-01 PB98-916401 PDF
Grounding of the Liberian Passenger Ship STAR PRINCESS on Poundstone Rock 6/23/1995 6/20/1997 Lynn Canal AK MAR-97-02 PB97-916403 PDF
Near Grounding of the Liberian Tank Ship PATRIOT BAY of Compeche, Mexico 10/15/1995 4/8/1997 Compeche Mexico MAR-97-01* PB97-916402 PDF
Grounding of the Panamanian Passenger Ship ROYAL MAJESTY on Rose and Crown Shoal 6/10/1995 11/26/1996 Nantucket MA MAR-97-01 PB97-916401 PDF
Capsizing of Questar Motorboat and Drowning of Operator South of Shelter Island 6/21/1994 11/26/1996 Juneau AK MAR-96-01* PB97-916401 PDF
Fire On Board the U.S. Fishing Vessel ALASKA SPIRIT 5/27/1995 6/11/1996 Seward AK MAR-96-01 PB96-916401 PDF
Fire on Board the U.S. MODU ROWAN ODESSA Gulf of Mexico 12/1/1994 9/22/1995 Gulf of Mexico Mexico MBR-96-01 PB96-917007 PDF
Engineroom Fire on Board the Liberian Tankship Seal Island while Moored at the Amerada Hess Oil Terminal 10/8/1994 12/12/1995 St. Croix Virgin Islands MAR-95-04 PB95-916404
Fire Aboard U.S. Small Passenger Vessel ARGO COMMODORE 12/3/1994 11/14/1995 San Francisco Bay CA MAR-95-03 PB95-916403
Fire on Board U.S. Fish Processing Vessel all Alaskan 7/24/1994 7/11/1995 Unimak Island AK MAR-95-02 PB95-916402
Collision of the Netherlands Antilles Passenger Ship Noordam and the Maltese Bulk Carrier Mount Ymitos 11/6/1993 7/5/1995 Gulf of Mexico Mexico MAR-95-01 PB95-916401
Explosion and Fire on Board the U.S. Tankship OMI Charger 10/9/1993 12/20/1994 Galveston TX MAR-94-04 PB94-916404
Sinking of U.S. Small Passenger Vessel El Toro II Near Point Lookout 12/5/1993 9/7/1994 Chesapeake Bay MD MAR-94-03 PB94-916403
Grounding of U.S. Passenger Vessel M/V Yorktown Clipper 8/18/1993 7/19/1994 Glacier Bay AK MAR-94-02 PB94-916402
U.S. Towboat Chris Collision with the Judge William Seeber Bridge 5/28/1993 6/7/1994 New Orleans LA HAR-94-03 PPB94-916203
Collision between the U.S. Offshore Supply Vessel Galveston and the Panamanian Bulk Carrier Atticos in the Lower Mississippi River at Mile 9.5 3/24/1993 2/1/1994 Venice LA MAR-94-03 PB94-916401
Collision of the U.S. Towboat Fremont and Tow with the St. Vincent and the Grenadines-Registered Containership Juraj Dalamtinac Houston Ship Channel 12/21/1992 12/8/1993 Houston TX MAR-94-02 PB93-916402
Issue 10, 1993 Brief Reports 6/15/1993 6/15/1993 Houston TX MAB-93-01 PB93-917301
Grounding of the United Kingdom Passenger Vessel RMS Queen Elizabeth 2 8/7/1992 5/25/1993 Cuttyhunk Island Vineyard MA MAR-93-01 PB93-916401
Issue 9, 1992 Brief Reports 12/3/1992 12/3/1992 Cuttyhunk Island Vineyard MA MAB-92-01 PB92-917301
Collision of the U.S. sailing vessel American Promise and the U.S. freight Barge E-2, being pushed ahead of the U.S. Tug M/V Sun Coast , off the cove point 4/21/1991 4/21/1991 Chesapeake Bay MD MAB-92-01* PB92-916406
Collision of the Hong Kong-Registered Motor Tank Ship MANDAN with the US Army Corp of Engineers Barge Flotilla at Mile 10.5 above Head of Passes in the Lower Mississippi River 8/1/1991 5/27/1992 Venice LA MAR-92-04 PB92-916404
Capsizing and Sinking of the Fish Processing Vessel ALEUTIAN ENTERPRISE in the Bering Sea 3/22/1990 4/14/1992 MAR-92-03 PB92-916403
Explosion and Fire on the U.S. Tank Ship SURG CITY Persian Gulf 2/22/1990 3/31/1992 MAR-92-02 PB92-916402
Grounding of the U.S. Tank Ship STAR CONNECTICUT Pacific Ocean 11/6/1990 1/7/1992 Barbers Point HI MAR-92-01 PB92-916401
Explosion and Fire Aboard the U.S. Tankship Jupiter 9/16/1990 10/29/1991 Bay City MI MAR-91-04 PB91-916404
Collision between the Greek Tankship Shinoussa and the U.S. Towboat Chandy N and Tow Near Red Fish Island 7/28/1990 9/17/1991 Galveston Bay TX MAR-91-03 PB91-91603
Issue 8, 1991 Brief Reports 6/14/1991 6/14/1991 MAB-91-01 PB91-917301
Capsizing and Sinking of the U.S. Lifeboat M/V AVCOV 7/31/1989 4/16/1991 Gulf of Mexico Mexico MAR-91-02 PB91-916402
Grounding of the Greek Tankship World Prodigy 6/23/1989 2/21/1991 Coast of Rhode Island RI MAR-91-01 PB91-916401
Capsizing and Sinking of the U.S. Self-Elevating Liftboat M/V Titan 6/29/1989 12/3/1990 Gulf of Mexico Mexico MAR-90-07 PB90-916408
Engineroom fire Aboard the U.S. Tankship Charleston in the Atlantic Ocean about 35 Miles off the South Coast 3/7/1989 10/10/1990 MAR-90-06 PB90-916407
Sinking of the U.S. Tug Barcona By the U.S. Navy Nuclear Attack Submarine USS HOUSTON (SNN 713) San Pedro Channel 6/14/1989 8/28/1990 Santa Catalina Island CA MAR-90-05 PB90-916406
Grounding of U.S. Tankship EXXON VALDEZ on Bligh Reef, Prince William Sound 3/24/1989 7/31/1990 Valdez AK MAR-90-04 PB90-916405
Grounding of the U.S. Passenger Vessel Islander 7/29/1988 5/17/1990 Woods Hole MA MAR-90-01* PB90-916404
Ramming of the U.S. Navy YFU-97 by the Panamanian Passenger Vessel VIKING PRINCESS Port of Palm Beach 2/15/1989 3/13/1990 Palm Beach FL MAR-90-03 PB90-916403
Sinking of the Passenger vessel COUGAR Off the Coast of Oregon 9/15/1988 1/2/1990 OR MAR-90-02 PB90-916402
Ramming of the Spanish Bulk Carrier Urduliz by the USS Dwight D Eisenhower (CVN 69) Hampton Roads 8/29/1988 1/3/1990 VA MAR-90-01 PB90-916401