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  • USS Fitzgerald & USS John S McCain Collisions: Response to Feedback from a Reader

    Here is an e-mail I received in response to my recent articles about the Navy’s collision root cause analysis: As a former naval officer (and one who has navigated the infamous Strait of Malacca as Officer of the Deck on a warship bridge twice), I read your post with interest and wanted to respond.  You […]

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  • US Navy 7th Fleet Announces Blame for Crash of the USS Fitzgerald

    The Navy has taken the first action to avoid future collisions at sea after the crash of the USS Fitzgerald. The only question that remains is: Why did it take Rear Admiral Brian Fort two months to determine who the Navy would punish? After all, they knew who the CO, XO, and Command Master Chief […]

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  • What is the Root Cause of the USS Fitzgerald Collision?

    As a root cause analysis expert and former US Navy Officer who was qualified as a Surface Warfare Officer (SWO) and was qualified to stand underway steaming Officer of the Deck watches, I’ve had many friends ask me what was the root cause of the collision of the USS Fitzgerald. Of course, the answer is […]

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  • Remembering an Accident: SS Edmund Fitzgerald Sinks on November 10, 1975

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  • The Blame Root Cause

    Blame? NTSB Accident Report on USS John S. McCain Collision • • • Recently, the U.S. National Transportation Safety Board (NTSB) published a marine accident report about the root causes of the collision of the USS John S. McCain and the Liberian flagged Alnic MC. The collision occurred on August 21, 2017. As with any […]

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  • TapRooT® Root Cause Analysis Training in Cork, Ireland, April 4-5, 2019

    Register here for the Two-Day TapRooT® Root Cause Analysis course, beginning April 4, 2019, in Cork, Ireland  Learn TapRooT® Root Cause Analysis in Ireland & explore Cork! The TapRooT® Techniques course is designed for everyone—from beginners to experts. In the span of our two-day course, you will learn the TapRooT® Essentials to find and fix […]

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  • Expand Your Skills with TapRooT® & Explore Cork

    Register here for the Two-Day TapRooT® Root Cause Analysis course, beginning April 4, 2019, in Cork, Ireland  Learn TapRooT® Root Cause Analysis in Ireland & explore Cork! From beginners to experts, the TapRooT® Techniques course is designed for everyone. In the span of our two-day course, you will learn the TapRooT® Essentials to find and […]

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  • Learn TapRooT® Techniques & Experience Cork

    Register here for the Two-Day TapRooT® Root Cause Analysis course, beginning April 4, 2019, in Cork, Ireland  Learn TapRooT® Root Cause Analysis in Ireland & explore Cork! From beginners to experts, the TapRooT® Techniques course is designed for everyone. In the span of our two-day course, you will learn the TapRooT® Essentials to find and […]

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  • Navy Times: The Ghost of the Fitz

    I read an article today about the conditions aboard the USS Fitzgerald before it collided with the ACX Crystal. It was unbelievable. Here are some quotes from the Navy Times article with information from a report and testimony by Rear Admiral Brian Fort, who inspected the ship after it arrived in port after the collision: “It […]

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  • Blame Game Is Serious Business for Navy Commanding Officers

    We have written about blame and the adverse effects it has on accident investigations. Here are some links: Why Does Blame “Make Sense”?  Is Blame Built Into Your Root Cause System?  And Benna and Ken made a video about it: Plus, one of our TapRooT® User’s (in the healthcare industry) wrote a success story about […]

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