Deadly dive boat fire: NTSB seeks major small passenger boat safety improvements; FMC Commissioner Sola: Canceled cruise season hitting Alaska hard

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Deadly dive boat fire: NTSB seeks major small passenger boat safety improvements

“The Conception may have passed all Coast Guard inspections, but that did not make it safe,” said NTSB Chairman Robert Sumwalt as the board called for major safety improvements to small passenger vessels after its investigation of the 2019 dive boat fire that killed 34 people. Full Article

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ICS & OCIMF Launch New Emergency Guide for Masters

Unlike an emergency situation on land, when a ship faces a crisis at sea, Masters cannot simply dial the emergency services for instant assistance. They take responsibility for dealing with the situation, acting decisively to protect lives and prevent or minimise damage to the ship, environment and cargo.

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Harvey Gulf Subsea selects Oceaneering for ROV and survey support; Pilot LNG and GAC Bunker Fuels partner to supply LNG marine fuel from Galveston

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Harvey Gulf Subsea selects Oceaneering for ROV and survey support

Harvey Gulf Subsea Solutions has reached an agreement with Oceaneering International Inc. to provide ROV and Support services onboard its four U.S. flagged, Jones Act compliant vessels. Full Article

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NTSB set to vote on findings on deadly dive boat fire; Harvey Gulf opts for Wärtsilä for latest PSV battery retrofits

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NTSB set to vote on findings on deadly dive boat fire

The National Transportation Safety Board is set to conduct a virtual meeting tomorrow (Oct. 20), to consider the agency’s investigation of the fatal, September 2, 2019, fire aboard the dive boat Conception in which 43 lives were lost. The five-member board will vote on the findings, probable cause and recommendations as well as any changes to the draft final report. Full Article

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