“Captain’s Errors Led to Collision Between Offshore Supply Vessel and Coast Guard Cutter: NTSB Report” –gCaptain

Oct. 11, 2020, collision between the offshore supply vessel Cheramie Bo-Truc No. 33 and the Coast Guard cutter Harry Claiborne. NTSB Photo

gCaptain reports the results of an NTSB investigation into collisions (yes two) between an offshore supply vessel and USCGC Harry Claiborne (WLM-561) that resulted in injuries to three Coast Guardsmen and provides a link to the 15 page report.

Spoiler alert, primary fault lies primarily with the OSV skipper, but the cutter was not totally blameless.

New Orleans, LA (Jan. 26, 2013)–A photo of the CGC Harry Claiborne (WLM 561). The Claiborne was in New Orleans for a port call while on its way to its new homeport of Galveston, Texas. USCG photo by PA2 Mark Mackowiak

2 thoughts on ““Captain’s Errors Led to Collision Between Offshore Supply Vessel and Coast Guard Cutter: NTSB Report” –gCaptain

  1. Mmm, Sabine Pass. I took a surprise swim near there in 1989 working on a channel marker on the Hatchet. Boot slipped off the piling as I was lag bolting dayboards on. Cold swim for a February/March.

  2. i know that feeling feeling. while rigging staging under a bridge in maine it collapsed. into the river in late october in maine i went. worked for maine dot at the time. 1978. some cold a** stuff.

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