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PSA Norway: Numerous safety breaches found on Jotun B

The Petroleum Safety Authority Norway has completed its investigation of an incident involving a dropped object on the Jotun B facility on 19 May 2018. The authority informed that it found a number of breaches of the regulations. PSA asked Point Resources, Jotun B’s operator, to explain by 15 October how it will deal with the non-conformities.

Several dead or missing after ferry burns and sinks off Indonesia

An Indonesian ferry sank after sustaining a major fire in the waters off Banggai Laut, Central Sulawesi on Friday. At least 10 people have been reported dead as a result from the accident, including two kids below 5 years old, while about 20 passengers are still unaccounted for. 

Fishing vessel sinks due to unloading large catch

On the morning of 11 September 2017, the fishing vessel ‘Langley Douglas’ developed a port list, capsized, and subsequently sank 60 miles east of Cape Charles, Virginia. A US Coast Guard helicopter rescued the five people onboard. The Langley Douglas was valued at $1.95 million.

Watch: NTSB investigation video on El Faro disaster

This 15 minute video summarizes the NTSB investigation of one of the greatest marine disasters in US waters, the sinking of El Faro with the loss of 33 mariners, on 1 October 2015. The film examines the cause of the accident and discusses associated recommendations to improve marine safety.

UK MCA: How to limit risk of CO2 release incidents

The UK Maritime & Coastguard Agency informed of two serious and potentially near fatal accidental CO2 releases on UK ships in the last two years. In both cases the CO2 leaked from the manifold into the CO2 room. UK MCA reminds operators that CO2 is highly asphyxiating.

Three rescued from disabled vessel off Fort Pierce

The US Coast Guard rescued two adults and one child from a disabled 21-foot pleasure craft, on Saturday, September 15, 17 miles north of Fort Pierce. The station crew towed the disable pleasure craft to the Fort Pierce Inlet, transferred the boat to a Station Fort Pierce 33-foot Special Purpose Craft-Law Enforcement boatcrew, who took the vessel to the Stan Blum Boat Ramp.

IUMI proves concept for global large loss database

IUMI has been running the project for the past year to understand if is feasible to collect hull and cargo claims data for large losses. This is expected to be a unique database of large loss data for marine underwriters, who will not find this information anywhere else.

Dozens dead as Hurricane Florence hits USA

Hurricane Florence hit North and South Carolina during Friday, September 14, leaving at least 15 dead and thousands of homes damaged across these states. Florence is now more week, but it is still expected to rain up to 10 inches of rain in North Carolina. Until now, over 900 people have been rescued from floodwaters.

USCG rescues 5 after boat capsizes

The US Coast Guard rescued 5 people on Saturday, September 15, from the water after their boat capsized 24 miles south west of the Withlacoochee River. The boaters were transported to George T. Lewis Airport and no injuries were reported. A Hazard to Navigation was issued, alerting mariners in the area about the capsized boat.

Fires breaks out on sailboat off Sifnos, Greece

A fire broke out onboard a sailboat, off the island of Sifnos in Greece, during the weekend. The boat had two people onboard at the time of the incident. The Hellenic Coast Guard ships went on the scene of the incident to provide assistance, while the passengers got into a private boat, which was on the spot.


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