NTSB publishes Safer Seas Digest

The US National Transportation Safety Board (NTSB) has published Safer Seas Digest: ‘Lessons learned from marine accident investigations’ 2016 edition. The digest is a collection of the various marine accident reports adopted or issued by the NTSB during 2016.

Among the case studies are examples of: allisions; collisions; fires; groundings.

Robert L Sumwalt III, Acting Chairman, said that “there is difficult reading there. But it’s often the hard truths that lead to new safety advances. Sadly, our investigations cannot undo such tragedies; they can only provide guidance toward safer voyages in the future.” http://www.standard-club.com/media/2533830/spc1701.pdf