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Engine Room Fire and Eventual Flooding and Sinking of Fishing Vessel Lucky Diamond

Executive Summary

The fishing vessel Lucky Diamond caught fire and burned for several hours before sinking in 40 feet of water about 2200 on May 10, 2012. The master of the vessel suffered first-degree burns to his face and eyes, and the remaining three crewmembers were lost and are presumed deceased.


Probable Cause

The National Transportation Safety Board determines that the probable cause of the loss of the unispected fishing vessel Lucky Diamond was a fire of unknown origin in the engine room followed by down-flooding of the interior compartments and eventual sinking of the vessel.


Accident Location:   , LA   Gulf of Mexico, southwest of Morgan City
Accident Date: 5/10/2012
Accident ID: DCA12LM018

Date Adopted: 2/1/2013
NTSB Number: MAB-13-03
NTIS Number:  

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