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Poor maintenance of electrical equipment leads to fishing vessel total loss

In latest edition of its Safety Digest, the UK MAIB describes a case of fire in the crew mess room of a fishing vessel that was secured alongside in port. The three crew who were sleeping onboard escaped without injury, but the vessel was extensively damaged. The investigation identified that electrical failure was the key cause.

Leak by damaged pipe causes fire to Ro-Ro’s engine room

While a coastal Ro-Ro passenger vessel was at berth, it was using a auxiliary boiler to provide onboard accommodation heating, while the engines were not operating. After the boiler began working, fire broke out near the boiler, caused by a leak. The engineers quickly shut the boiler down and put the fire out with a foam fire extinguisher.

Multitasking associated with ‘Umm Salal’ grounding off Malaysia

MSIU issued an investigation report on the grounding of the Malta-flagged container ship ‘Umm Salal’, off Selangor, Malaysia, in 6 April 2017. Evidence from the report suggested that the OOW had  to interpret his observations and plan his actions practically on his own, which is considered to be the immediate cause.

Woman seriously injured after accident at Port Botany

A 55-year-old woman, member of the Maritime Union of Australia, remains in a critical condition in hospital after a workplace collision between two port shuttle carriers at Hutchison Ports Australia, at Port Botany. The accident happened on Thursday, 19 of April. The woman sustained a broken leg, broken arm and a closed head injury.

Australia investigates diving complaints in Ichthys project

After receiving a notification in November 2017 regarding a dangerous situation during saturation diving operations by DOF Subsea Australia, as part of the Ichthys project, Australia’s offshore regulator, the National Offshore Petroleum Safety and Environmental Management Authority started an investigation.

Learn from the past: Deepwater Horizon oil spill

April 20th marks the 8th year since the greatest marine oil spill in the history of the petroleum industry: The Deepwater Horizon explosion is an industrial disaster that began on 20 April 2010, in the Gulf of Mexico, resulting in 11 deaths, 17 injuries and a discharge of about 4.9 million barrels of oil into the sea, leaving a heavy legacy in the safety history of oil and gas industry.

Watch: Fishing vessel on fire near California

The US Coast Guard is coordinating fuel removal and salvage operations for a fishing vessel that caught fire near Eureka. The case started Wednesday morning, when a crewmember from the distressed fishing vessel ‘Midori’ contacted another fishing vessel ‘Charlie D’, via cell phone, to report a fire aboard.

Two crewmembers taken to hospital after failed safety drill

Two BC Ferries crew members were hospitalized on Wednesday 18 of April, after an equipment failure during a safety drill. The crewmembers were conducting the drill onboard the “Queen of Cumberland”, when the davit failed. The two men were wearing survival suits and protective equipment as per the standard practice.

Bulk carrier’s anchor may have caused fatal oil spill off Indonesia

The anchor of the Panama-flagged bulk carrier ‘Ever Judger’ has reportedly caused the rupture of an underwater pipeline, which resulted in a massive oil spill in East Kalimantan, Indonesia, on 31 March, which caused fatality of five fishermen who were at the scene and were caught in the blaze.

Probable causes of main engine damage onboard ‘Chodziez’

MSIU issued a report analyzing the probable causes of the main engine damage on the RoRo cargo ship ‘Chodziez’, while en route from Oran, Algeria, to Marseille, France, in March 2017. The investigation concluded that the oil mist alarm was triggered by a mist of oil, which was generated by a hot spot, following the failure of the bearing shells.


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