National Transportation Safety Board Marine Accident Brief

Good morning,

I hope this email finds you safe and successful in whichever fishery you participate in. In addition to the below link identifying the importance of maintaining a proper lookout at all times, I want to remind everyone of the scheduled Safety Decal requirement on October 15, 2015. You can call or reply this email to schedule the free, “no-fault” exam.

The National Transportation Safety Board (NTSB) released the report of its investigation of the collision of the offshore supply vessel (OSV) Gloria May and the fishing vessel Capt Le on 24 August 2014 in the Gulf of Mexico. The fishing vessel was holed and sank. Damage to the OSV was minor. There were no injuries resulting from the collision. The major cause of the collision was the failure of the crew of both vessels to maintain an adequate lookout. MAB 15-16 <http://www.ntsb.gov/investigations/AccidentReports/Reports/MAB1516.pdf> [located at

http://www.ntsb.gov/investigations/AccidentReports/Reports/MAB1516.pdf

Best regards,

James Stellflug
U.S. Coast Guard Sector San Diego

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