NTSB’s Safer Seas Digest Contains Maritime Lessons Learned in 2023


Safer Seas Digest 2023 cover image.

​​ Image of the cover of Safer Seas Digest 2023. (Source: NTSB)

​​WASHINGTON (June 27, 2024) — The National Transportation Safety Board released Safer Seas Digest 2023, which gathers the most important lessons learned from marine investigations completed last year.

The digest details safety lessons from NTSB investigations that were finished in 2023, including the fatal collision between the Coast Guard cutter Winslow Griesser and the center-console boat Desakata off the coast of Puerto Rico, the fire aboard the passenger vessel Spirit of Norfolk and the anchor strike of an underwater pipeline that caused oil to leak into San Pedro Bay off the California coast.

The Safer Seas Digest 2023 is available online as well as a library of previous editions.

The NTSB’s Office of Marine Safety​ investigates major marine casualties upon the navigable waters of the U.S. and accidents involving U.S. flagged vessels worldwide.

To report an incident/accident or if you are a public safety agency, please call 1-844-373-9922 or 202-314-6290 to speak to a Watch Officer at the NTSB Response Operations Center (ROC) in Washington, DC (24/7).