Investigation Concludes Baaden Capsizing Due to Low Margin of Stability

A transcription mistake and incorrect ballast documentation, both resulting in a low margin of stability, likely caused the 85-foot (25.9-meter) Baaden to capsize at launch at Northern Marine last year. The word comes from the National Transportation Safety Board (NTSB), which was the lead federal agency in the investigation. The incident occurred in May 2014. Continue reading

Northern Marine: Baden Capsizing Due to Wheel Slip

UPDATE, JUNE 6, 2014: The U.S. Coast Guard has turned the capsizing of Baden over to the National Transportation Safety Board (NTSB). The NTSB investigation will likely take several months. Furthermore, a spokesperson for Northern Marine confirmed to a Washington State newspaper than 50 of 54 employees were laid off within 48 hours of the Continue reading