Maritime Investigations

Thursday, July 1st, 2010

On September 22, Amtrak’s eastbound Sunset Limited en route from Los Angeles to Miami, carrying 220 persons on board, roared across the Big Bayou Canot Bridge near Mobile, Alabama and derailed. Three locomotive units, the baggage and dormitory cars, and two of the six passenger cars were catapulted into the water.It was the worst train […]

Tuesday, June 28th, 2005

Trial Graphics: Bright Field Maritime Investigation TMBA created this series of 3d animations about the maritime investigation of the Bright Field accident.The 763-foot, 70,000-ton Liberian-registered freighter Bright Field was loaded with 64,000 tons of grain and heading down the Mississippi River when the main engine suddenly lost power while navigating a sharp bend. The pilot […]

Thursday, June 16th, 2005

Trial Graphics: Miss Majestic Miss Majestic, a World War II-vintage duck boat was on a regular excursion tour with an operator and 20 passengers on board. 7 minutes after entering Lake Hamilton, water started to flood the hull. In less than 30 seconds, the boat sank in 60 feet of water. One passenger escaped before […]

Tuesday, June 14th, 2005

Trial Graphics: Arctic Rose The Bering Strait in Alaska is one of the most dangerous paths in the world. So when the Arctic Rose sank on April 1st, 2001, it seemed that the Strait had simply claimed another victim. But this time, there was one key difference: no one knew why the Arctic Rose had […]