As Maritime New Zealand informed, a kayaker who was fishing on a Southland river lost his life when he was dragged by the current out to sea across a gravel bar. Maritime New Zealand analyzes the incident and proposes lessons to be learned. This man did not follow many basic safety precautions.
In its latest Safety Flashes for July, IMCA describes a case involving a crew man, who got his finger stuck between the cargo and the lifting chain, during cargo operations. IMCA highlighted an insufficient management of change (MoC) by the company.
In its latest Safety Flashes, IMCA presents a case of lost time injury, where an experienced AB suffered serious ankle injuries during offloading operations. A vessel was delivering drill pipe casings to a jack-up rig, when he was hit by the casing bundle being discharged.
The tanker ‘STI Poplar’ collided with a dock in the Port of Ploce in Croatia. The ship was carrying oil and caused significant damage to the port, causing its liquid cargo terminal to be inoperable. As a result of the collision, part of the quay wall and the unloading infrastructure fell into the sea.
A salvage team managed to install equipment around the container ship ‘SSL Kolkata’, on August 9. This equipment aims to offload bunker fuel from the vessel, which suffered an explosion to one of its containers and a subsequent fire during June. The vessel was carrying 464 containers.
Maersk’s container ship ‘Cecilie Maersk’ had a collision with the fishing vessel ‘Le Puffin’ on August 7. The container ship was heading to Le Port, Reunion off Madagascar. Five crewmembers of the fishing vessel evacuated the boat, but ‘Cecilie Maersk’ turned back and managed to pick up the fishermen.
On 12 November 2017, a deckhand on the fishing vessel Illustris entered the water after probably falling overboard. He had spent the afternoon and evening ashore and had just returned to the vessel. Although the deckhand’s fall was not witnessed, postmortem examination report indicated high level of alcohol.
According to Maritime New Zealand, crew fatigue caused the grounding and loss of commercial fishing vessel ‘Jan’ and its owner, Wild Fish (NZ) Limited, being fined $27,200 following prosecution by Maritime NZ. The 17-year-old deckhand, fell asleep soon after going on watch.
EMSA issued key figures of marine casualties reported to EMCIP (European Marine Casualty Information Platform) for the second quarter of 2018. The charts reveal a drop in overall occurrences reported, both compared to the previous quarter of 2018, as well as to same period in 2017.
The National Transportation Safety Board released its preliminary report on the sinking of the amphibious passenger vessel Stretch Duck 7, on July 19, 2018. The report does not include any conclusions but provides a recap of the accident and the investigations that followed.
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