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


by Marine-Pilots.com - published on 8 April 2020 219 -

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.
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