NTSB Investigates 2003 Capsized Vessel

Friday, June 11, 2004
The National Transportation Safety Board released the following information on its investigation of the June 14, 2003, capsizing of the small passenger vessel "Taki Tooo" while transiting Tillamook Bar near Garibaldi, Oregon. The vessel was carrying 19 people when the accident occurred; there were 11 fatalities. The Safety Board's investigation of the Taki Tooo capsizing is ongoing. The fact-gathering and testing phases have been completed and a detailed analysis of the events is underway. The investigating team conducted over 30 interviews and collected over 200 documents. The materials include toxicology and medical examiner reports, charts of the area, U.S. Army Corps of Engineers soundings (pre and post accident), numerous VHF communications recordings, drawings by witnesses and survivors, a passenger list, and vessel documentation. Also being utilized in the analysis are approximately 150 photographs, both digital and film, that were taken during the on-scene investigation. NTSB Chairman Ellen Engleman-Conners stated that the Board's analysis will involve a thorough and complete examination of all aspects of the Taki Tooo accident with the goal of making recommendations that will prevent similar tragedies in the future. "As we approach another Father's Day weekend," said Chairman Engleman-Conners, "I hope everyone will make safety a priority."
Maritime Reporter October 2014 Digital Edition
FREE Maritime Reporter Subscription
Latest Maritime News    rss feeds

Contracts

Sapurakencana Wins 3 Petronas Oil blocks

SapuraKencana Petroleum Berhad today announced that it has entered into Sale and Purchase Agreements to acquire the entire interest of PETRONAS in 3 blocks offshore

Time-out for Kwanza Drilling

Statoil has decided to cancel the Stena Carron rig contract after fulfilling the work commitments in the Statoil-operated blocks 38 and 39 in the Kwanza basin offshore Angola.

President Pryor Retires from ExxonMobil Chemicals

Stephen D. Pryor, president, ExxonMobil Chemical Company and vice president of Exxon Mobil Corporation, has elected to retire on January 1, 2015, after more than 44 years of service.

Passenger Vessels

Energy Storage System Ordered for LNG Battery Hybrid Ferry

Norwegian hybrid to be the first LNG battery ferry to operate on commercial routes Corvus Energy, Siemens AS and Fjord1 have announced the award of the contract for the Fannefjord LNG hybrid ferry.

Sustainability Report: Carnival Ahead of Emissions Goal

Carnival Corporation & plc released a report today detailing its sustainability efforts, including initiatives which enabled the company to meet its corporate goal

New Agency to Replace S. Korea Coast Guard after Ferry Disaster

South Korea launches a massive new government agency this week to handle emergency rescue and safety management seven months after a ferry disaster killed 304 people

 
 
Maritime Security Maritime Standards Naval Architecture Offshore Oil Pipelines Port Authority Salvage Ship Repair Ship Simulators Sonar
rss | archive | history | articles | privacy | terms and conditions | contributors | top maritime news | about us | copyright | maritime magazines
maritime security news | shipbuilding news | maritime industry | shipping news | maritime reporting | workboats news | ship design | maritime business

Time taken: 0.1190 sec (8 req/sec)