NTSB report on the allision of the ANNA SMILE on July 14, 2014

The National Transportation Safety Board (NTSB) issued their report on the allision of the bulk carrier ANNA SMILE with the Louis Dreyfus Grain Elevator in Houston, TX on July 14, 2014.  The NTSB concluded that the casualty was caused by “a lack of communication from the engineering staff to the vessel’s bridge team and pilots while the vessel was experiencing problems with the starting system of the main engine as well as the absence of specific procedures and training for emergency engine operations.” The report is at this link.

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