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​Marine Accident Brief: Breakwater Pier Collapse in Eastport, Maine

Executive Summary

​ A 200-footsection on the western side of the Eastport breakwater pier in Eastport, Maine, collapsed about 0200 local time on December 4, 2014, damaging several vessels that were moored alongside. No injuries and minor pollution were reported.

Probable Cause

​The National Transportation Safety Board determines that the probable cause of the collapse of the Eastport Port Authority breakwater pier was the failure of the lateral restraint system due to the structure's long-term deterioration.

Accident Location: Eastport , ME USA  
Accident Date: 12/4/2014
Accident ID: DCA15LM006

Date Adopted: 6/12/2015
NTSB Number: MAB1511
NTIS Number:  

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