USA investigation report - Collision between Tanker and Fishing vessel

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(www.MaritimeCyprus.com) The US National Transportation Safety Board (NTSB) issued the report of its investigation of the 12 May 2018 collision of the fishing vessel Polaris and the tanker Tofteviken south of Montauk during daylight and with good visibility.

There were no reports of injury or pollution. Both vessels sustained hull damage amounting to a total of $716,047. The probable cause of the collision was the failure to maintain a proper lookout by the mate on the fishing vessel and the failure to identify the risk of collision by the third mate on the tanker. 

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Source: NTSB and USCG

 

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