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Accident Report Detail

Collision of Offshore Supply Vessel Gloria May and Fishing Vessel Capt Le

Executive Summary

The offshore supply vessel  Gloria May collided with the uninspected fishing vessel Capt Le in the Gulf of Mexico about 2040 on the evening of August 24, 2014. As a result of the collision, the hull of the Capt Le was breached and the vessel flooded and sank; the bow of the Gloria May suffered minor damage. Three crewmembers from the Capt Le abandoned their sinking vessel into a liferaft and were recovered by the crew of the Gloria May. No injuries resulted from the accident. Total damage was estimated at $225,000.

Probable Cause

The National Transportation Safety Board determines that the probable cause of the collision between the offshore supply vessel Gloria May and the fishing vessel Capt Le was the failure of both vessels’ operators to maintain a proper lookout.

Accident Location:   ,     Gulf of Mexico, 16 nautical miles south of Pascagoula, Mississippi
Accident Date: 8/24/2014
Accident ID: DCA14LM017

Date Adopted: 8/10/2015
NTSB Number: MAB-15-16
NTIS Number:  

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