Marine Accident Brief: Collision of Canadian Bulk Carrier John D. Leitch with Law Enforcement Vessel

The730-foot-long Canadian-flag bulk carrier John D. Leitch, loaded with furnace coke, was outbound in the Black River at Lorain, Ohio, when the vessel collided with a 35-footfiberglass-reinforced plastic law enforcement vessel and piling structure about 0912 on October 3, 2012. The National Transportation Safety Board determines that the probable cause of the allision was the failure of the master of the John D. Leitch to properly account for bank effect while maneuvering in the confined waters of the Black River.


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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 01483832
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Report/Paper Numbers: NTSB/MAB-13-09
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: Jun 11 2013 1:24PM