Findings Issued in Coast Guard, Ferry Collision Case
June 3, 2011
TheDay.com: The National Transportation Safety Board recently issued its findings that both a Coast Guard cutter and a Block Island ferry involved in a collision on July 2, 2008, committed errors that led to the accident.
According to the NTSB’s report, it found probable cause of the collision between the ferry Block Island and the Coast Guard cutter Morro Bay was caused by the failure of the bridge watch officers on both vessels to monitor their radars, sufficiently assess traffic, and compensate for limited visibility. Contributing to the accident was the failure of the bridge watch officers on both vessels to maintain a proper lookout and to sound appropriate fog signals.
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