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Marine Accident Report - Capsizing and Sinking of the U.S. Sailing Vessel PRIDE OF BALTIMORE in the Atlantic Ocean, May 14, 1986.


PB87916401

Publication Date 1987
Page Count 74
Abstract The National Transportation Safety Board determines that the probable cause of the capsizing and sinking of the PRIDE OF BALTIMORE was the sudden onset of high velocity wind that exceeded the limits of the vessel's stability causing the vessel to heel until downflooding occurred. Contributing to the extensive downflooding was the lack of watertight bulkheads in the hull. Contributing to the loss of life was the inability of the crew to retrieve life preservers from their stowage below deck and the malfunction of the vessel's liferafts.
Keywords
  • Wind
  • Casualties
  • Life rafts
  • Marine accidents
  • Pride of Baltimore vessel
  • Capsizing
Source Agency
  • National Transportation Safety Board
NTIS Subject Category
  • 85D - Transportation Safety
  • 85G - Marine & Waterway Transportation
Corporate Authors National Transportation Safety Board, Washington, DC. Bureau of Accident Investigation.
Document Type Technical Report
NTIS Issue Number 198712
Marine Accident Report - Capsizing and Sinking of the U.S. Sailing Vessel PRIDE OF BALTIMORE in the Atlantic Ocean, May 14, 1986.
Marine Accident Report - Capsizing and Sinking of the U.S. Sailing Vessel PRIDE OF BALTIMORE in the Atlantic Ocean, May 14, 1986.
PB87916401

  • Wind
  • Casualties
  • Life rafts
  • Marine accidents
  • Pride of Baltimore vessel
  • Capsizing
  • National Transportation Safety Board
  • 85D - Transportation Safety
  • 85G - Marine & Waterway Transportation
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