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Crewmember dies due to fall from CSL bulker

A 57 year old Canadian seafarer died after falling off the bulker ‘Spruceglen’, while he was tying it before entering the Eisenhower Locks on October 16. The seafarer was being lowered onto a dock from the side of the bulk carrier, when he lost his balance and slipped off.

Fire crews cool coal cargo after ship fire in Ports of Auckland

A total of six crews from the Auckland city area spent six hours in dampening a coal cargo after a fire erupted on the bulk carrier ‘Liangchow’ at Freyberg wharf, New Zealand, on Monday. Auckland’s fire brigade received a call about smoke coming from the ship at 9.20am.

Ferry ‘Ulysse’ left Corsica after collision with container ship

The ferry ‘Ulysse’ has left the Corsica and is now heading to Tunisia, as it got clearance to leave the scene of its collision with the container ship ‘CSL Virginia’ off the coast of Corsica in the Mediterranean, on October 7. The containership has not moved and is currently at anchor surrounded by anti-pollution boom.

Vessel loaded with scrap metal sinks in Black Sea

A Panama-flagged vessel ship, loaded with scrap metal sank in the Black Sea, 50 miles off the coast. The ship’s all eight crew members, including two Turkish nationals and six Azerbaijani nationals were rescued. According to an initial investigation, the vessel sank probably due to a cargo displacement.

Watch: CMA CGM containership hits dock in India

CMA CGM’s containership, CMA CGM Mumbai, crashed into a dock at JNPT in India. The incident took place on Saturday, October 13, while the ship was trying to berth at the port. According to international sources, a problem in the steering system led to the collision. The ship and the dock sustained minor damages.

Two die because of carbon monoxide on board motor cruiser

In its latest safety digest, UK MCA highlights the danger of the carbon monoxide. UK MCA presents an incident where two people on board an inland waterways motor cruiser died due to carbon monoxide poisoning. Carbon monoxide from the wet exhaust probably entered the accommodation through gaps.

Lessons learned: Dragging anchor in tidal stream

In its latest Safety Digest, UK MAIB described a case of ship grounding in low tidal conditions, noting that, in exposed anchorages prone to tidal streams, a ship can remain safely at anchor only as long as there is sufficient scope on the cable and the anchor continues to hold. 

Navigating by eye can be misleading even in familiar waters

UK MAIB shared valuable lessons learned from an incident involving a ferry which ran over the submerged remains of a derelict mooring dolphin and sustained significant damage. MAIB noted that navigating by eye in a narrow channel is common practice, but it can be misleading, even in familiar waters.

Inappropriate risk assessment leads to serious injury from rotating winch

IMCA informs of a serious injury that was caused by a rotating winch. Namely, a person was responsible of spooling a wire onto the main crane forward tugger. He positioned himself in a restricted space, with his foot placed on the winch. When he decide to leave, the winch hit his foot amputating five toes.

Explosion reported at Irving Oil’s New Brunswick refinery

Irving Oil confirmed that a ‘major incident’ took place at Canada’s largest refinery, after an explosion was reported at the facility. The refinery’s workers have all been accounted for, and the site of the incident is now isolated and contained. The company has started planning to have its turnaround team back on site. 

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