Coast Guard, NTSB investigating Bayou Ramos Bridge damage

Coast Guard, NTSB investigating Bayou Ramos Bridge damage
The Coast Guard and National Transportation Safety Board marine casualty investigators are investigating a barge allision with the Bayou Ramos Bridge near Morgan City and Amelia, Louisiana, on Highway 182.  (Courtesy of Cajun Drone Photography, Jim Pierce JR FAA 107 Certified Pilot) NEW ORLEANS — The Coast Guard and National Transportation Safety Board (NTSB) marine casualty investigators are investigating...

Coast Guard issues “party in interest” designation in pipeline investigation

Coast Guard issues "party in interest" designation in pipeline investigation
Alameda, CA – U.S. Coast Guard and National Transportation Safety Board (NTSB) marine casualty investigators boarded the container ship MSC DANIT, Saturday, in the Port of Long Beach. Prior to the visit, U.S. Coast Guard Lt. Cmdr. Braden Rostad, Chief of Investigations, Coast Guard Sector Los Angeles-Long Beach determined that the Mediterranean Shipping Company (MSC) DANIT was involved in a January...

Coast Guard investigating Southern California pipeline fracture

Coast Guard investigating Southern California pipeline fracture
SAN FRANCISCO — The Coast Guard and partner agencies are in the process of investigating the cause of the pipeline fracture off the coast of Southern California, Thursday. A joint investigation is being led by the Coast Guard, with assistance from the National Transportation Safety Board (NTSB), Bureau of Safety and Environmental Enforcement (BSEE) and the Pipeline and Hazardous Materials Safety...

Coast Guard concludes public hearing for Golden Ray capsizing incident

Coast Guard concludes public hearing for Golden Ray capsizing incident
BRUNSWICK, Ga. — The U.S. Coast Guard, National Transportation Safety Board, Republic of the Marshall Islands Maritime Administrator and the Korean Maritime Safety Tribunal concluded the formal public hearing proceedings Tuesday. The joint investigation board reviewed and considered evidence related to the capsizing of the motor vessel Golden Ray, which occurred on Sept. 8, 2019. The hearing was...

Coast Guard to hold public hearing for Golden Ray capsizing incident

Coast Guard to hold public hearing for Golden Ray capsizing incident
Coast Guard crews and port partners responded to the disabled 656’ vehicle carrier Golden Ray with a fire on board September 8, 2019, in St. Simons Sound, Georgia. (U.S. Coast Guard photo) BRUNSWICK, Ga. — The U.S. Coast Guard, National Transportation Safety Board, Republic of Marshall Islands Maritime Administrator, and the Korean Maritime Safety Tribunal are scheduled to conduct a formal public...

Coast Guard convenes Marine Board of Investigation into loss of F/V Scandies Rose

Coast Guard convenes Marine Board of Investigation into loss of F/V Scandies Rose
WASHINGTON – The U.S. Coast Guard has convened a Marine Board of Investigation into the loss of F/V Scandies Rose and five of its seven crewmembers. A Marine Board of Investigation is the highest level of investigation in the Coast Guard. Upon completion of the investigation, the Board will issue a report to the commandant with the evidence collected, the facts established and its conclusions and...

Coast Guard suspends search for three missing mariners near Luling, LA

Coast Guard suspends search for three missing mariners near Luling, LA
NEW ORLEANS — The Coast Guard suspended its search for three missing mariners, Monday, after two towing vessels collided on the Mississippi River at mile marker 123, near Luling, Louisiana, Sunday. Coast Guard crews searched over 835 nautical miles for approximately 67 hours but were unable to find the three missing mariners. Air monitoring is ongoing in the area surrounding the incident. The air...

Coast Guard to release F/V Destination investigation report and final action memo

Coast Guard to release F/V Destination investigation report and final action memo
WASHINGTON — The Coast Guard will release the fishing vessel Destination Marine Board of Investigation report and Final Action Memo, Sunday. This report identifies causal factors of the loss of the Destination and six crew members and the Final Action Memo is the Coast Guard Commandant’s response to the report. On Sunday, the report may also be accessed at: https://uscg.mil/foia/foia_library.asp. Coast...

Fishing vessel Master D sinks 58 miles from Port Isabel, Texas

Fishing vessel Master D sinks 58 miles from Port Isabel, Texas
An overflight shows the area where the fishing vessel Master D sank approximately 58 miles from Port Isabel, Texas, Sept. 1, 2018, after burning for two days.  U.S. Coast Guard photo. CORPUS CHRISTI, Texas – The fishing vessel Master D sank 58 miles from Port Isabel, Texas, Saturday at a depth of approximately 380-feet after burning for two days. Coast Guard Marine Safety Detachment Brownsville...