EXPLOSION AND FIRE ON BOARD THE UNMANNED TANK BARGE OCEAN 80 AT CARTERET, NEW JERSEY ON 25 OCTOBER 1972 WITHOUT LOSS OF LIFE. MARINE CASUALTY REPORT

On October 25, 1972, the tank barge OCEAN 80 was loading gasoline and fuel oil at the General American Transportation Corporation Terminal, Arthur Kill, Carteret, New Jersey. About 0600, a fire and several explosions occurred on the barge. Before the resultant fires were extinguished, the barge was destroyed and the terminal and nearby facilities were damaged substantially. The National Transportation Safety Board determines that the probable cause of the casualty was the ignition, by an unidentified source, of gasoline which spilled from overflowing cargo tanks on the OCEAN 80. A major contributing factor was the failure of the barge tankerman and the terminal dockman to adhere to prescribed cargo transfer procedures. The National Transportation Safety Board's recommendations listed in this report are addressed to the U.S. Coast Guard.

  • Corporate Authors:

    National Transportation Safety Board

    800 Independence Avenue, SW
    Washington, DC  USA  20594

    United States Coast Guard

    2100 Second Street, SW
    Washington, DC  USA  20593
  • Publication Date: 1975-5-2

Media Info

  • Pagination: 30 p.

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00091458
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: National Technical Information Service
  • Report/Paper Numbers: USCG-NTSB-MAR-75-3
  • Files: NTIS, TRIS
  • Created Date: Jul 24 1978 12:00AM