Marine Accident Brief - Collision of Dixie Vandal Tow with Moored Trinity and Tow

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Marine Accident Brief - Collision of Dixie Vandal Tow with Moored Trinity and Tow
The U.S. National Transportation Safety Board (NTSB) has released a Marine Accident Brief about an accident that occurred in March 2019, involving the towing vessel Dixie Vandal, noting that the BNWAS alarm didn't prevent the fatigued pilot from falling asleep.
Original Marine Accident Brief by National Transportation Safety Board (PDF)
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