Safety and Loss Prevention
Oil and Gas (Transportation)
The incident summaries provide a brief description of the event and highlight key points (including basic causes, critical factors, root causes and lessons learned) in addition to signposting interested readers to the detailed investigation report and selected other pertinent reference materials.
Valdez - 24 March 1989
Incident: Very large crude carrier grounding. Location: USA. Keywords: alcohol, boom, fatigue, grounding, ice, OPA, pollution, radar, reef, Valdez, VLCC. Author: Peter Marsh.
Lac Mégantic - 06 July 2013
Incident: Crude oil tanker train derailment. Location: Canada. Keywords: audit; brakes; crude; derailment; explosion; fire; Mégantic; procedure; repair; rupture; train; volatility. Author: Peter Marsh.