Marine Investigation Report: Engine Room Fire aboard Passenger Vessel Natchez, May 3, 2022

On May 3, 2022, about 1945 local time, the inspected passenger vessel Natchez, with one crewmember on board standing a security watch, was moored in the Industrial Canal in New Orleans, Louisiana, undergoing renovations, when a fire broke out. Local firefighters extinguished the fire at 2139. No pollution or injuries were reported. Damage to the vessel was estimated at $1.5 million. The National Transportation Safety Board (NTSB) determined that the probable cause of the fire on board the passenger vessel Natchez was the failure of contractor and vessel personnel to identify and then either remove or adequately protect combustible material near hot work.​


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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 01874093
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Report/Paper Numbers: MIR-23-02, Accident No. DCA22FM017
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: Feb 22 2023 5:16PM