Fennica investigation findings sent to Coast Guard Investigations National Center of Expertise for review

Fennica investigation findings sent to Coast Guard Investigations National Center of Expertise for review
JUNEAU, Alaska — Coast Guard Sector Anchorage marine casualty investigators have sent their initial findings about what caused a 3-foot crack in the motor vessel Fennica’s hull to the Coast Guard Investigations National Center of Expertise for analysis. After completing their review, the NCOE will submit the information to the Coast Guard Headquarters Investigation Division personnel.  Coast...

Coast Guard releases investigation of tuna boat sinking

Coast Guard releases investigation of tuna boat sinking
HONOLULU — The Coast Guard released the results of its investigation into the June 2010 sinking of the U.S. flagged Distant Water Tuna Fleet vessel Majestic Blue 2,100 miles southwest of Hawaii, Friday. The investigation revealed twenty-two crewmembers safely abandoned ship and were rescued by a sister ship but the master and chief engineer remain missing and presumed deceased. The investigation...

Coast Guard issues preliminary findings in parasail accident in Panama City Beach, Florida

Coast Guard issues preliminary findings in parasail accident in Panama City Beach, Florida
PANAMA CITY, Fla. — The Coast Guard continues its investigation into the cause of a parasail accident that occurred off Panama City Beach July 1. While the investigation is still ongoing, investigators have made the following preliminary findings: Initial findings indicate that the severe weather encountered by the Why Knot, and the vessel’s proximity to shore which was approximately 300 yards,...

Deepwater joint investigation board concludes 1st day in 2nd session of hearings

KENNER, La. – The Deepwater Horizon joint  investigation concluded the first day of the second session of hearings Wednesday into the circumstances surrounding the explosion, fire, pollution and sinking of the Mobile Offshore Drilling Unit Deepwater Horizon, with multiple loss of life in the Gulf of Mexico on April 20, 2010.