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NTSB Issues Report in Tugboat Collision with Wharf

by | Nov 29, 2020 | Maritime Law

The National Transportation Safety Board (NTSB) has released an investigative report on the September, 2019 incident when the tugboat G.M. McAllister struck the NGL Energy Partners Wharf in Chesapeake, Virginia.   At the time the tug was assisting a bulk carrier in turning.

The NTSB’s report provided a probable case of the accident:

The National Transportation Safety Board determines that the probable cause of the contact of the G.M. McAllister with the NGL Energy Partners berth was the docking pilot backing down the river toward the turning basin at a speed at which the assist tugboats could not be effectively used.  Contributing to the accident was insufficient communication, before and during the maneuver, between the docking pilot and the G.M. McAllister captain.

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