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24 May 2022

NTSB Determines Cause of Engine Room Fire Aboard Containership President…

​​​WASHINGTON (May 24, 2022) — An incorrectly installed section of main engine fuel oil return tubing led to an engine room fire aboard a…

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19 May 2022

Homendy Calls Highway Fatality Numbers ‘Devastating’; Advocates Holistic…

​​​WASHINGTON (May 19, 2022) — Following the release of the early estimate of roadway fatalities in the U.S. for 2021 that showed a 10.5 percent…

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16 May 2022

NTSB Joins CVSA for Annual International Roadcheck Week

​​​WASHINGTON (May 16, 2022) — The National Transportation Safety Board Member Michael Graham will join the Commercial Vehicle Safety Alliance to…

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