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Ferry runs aground off Singapore

The Maritime and Port Authority of Singapore informed that on July 9 2018, the Indonesian-flagged ferry, ‘SRI Kandi 99’, ran aground on a rock bund at the southern tip of Pulau Tekong, within Singapore port waters. The ship was carrying 45 people onboard. All are safe and accounted for.

Five ships collide at Suez Canal

A total of five ships collided in the Suez Canal, on July 15. Namely, the container ship ‘Aeneas’ experienced an engine failure and stopped, causing three bulk carriers Panamax Alexander, Sakizaya Kalon and Osios David to collide as they weren’t able to stop. A little later, the container ship NYK Orpheus hit Panamax Alexander.

12 injured on board lava tour boat

Sector Honolulu watchstanders received a report from 911 of three crewmembers and three sightseers injured in an incident that happened near a lava flow in Kapoho Bay aboard the tour boat ‘Hot Shot.’ I total, 12 total injured, three seriously and nine minor, while the injuries range in severity with the worst being a broken leg.

Broken valve causes oil spill while bunkering

In its Monthly Safety Scenario for July, the Swedish Club describes a case of an oil spill during a vessel’s bunkering operations. Following investigation, the Club recommended that all involved parties should be informed when tanks are switched and that crew should always ensure the valves are completely shut and working.

USCG: Public hearing underway for Bouchard Tank Barge explosion

In accordance with a formal announcement in May, a public hearing is now underway at the USCG Sector Houston-Galveston, to consider evidence related to an incident that occurred aboard the Bouchard No. 255 tank barge back in October, with explosion, fire and two fatalities and oil discharge into the water.

Two missing after boat collides with oyster barge in Virginia

Two people are unaccounted for, after a recreational boat, carrying six people onboard, collided with an oyster barge being pushed by a tug near the James River Bridge, Virginia, on Saturday morning, according to the US Coast Guard. Four people were rescued by Good Samaritan vessels. 

Three missing after fishing vessel collides with cargo ship off Vietnam

A fishing ship collided with an unidentified cargo ship in Vietnam’s northern Quang Ninh province, in July 15. As a result, seven fishermen fell into the sea, while three went missing. Four fishermen were rescued and brought onshore for medical treatment. Rescuers are now searching for the three Vietnamese fishermen.

Cargo ship sinks off Shanghai, 10 missing

The freighter Shunqiang 2, which at the time of the incident was carrying 3,000 tonnes of rolled steel, collided with another vessel and sank in the Wusongkou anchorage near Shanghai, causing 13 people to fall overboard. Only three of them have been rescued. Search and rescue efforts are currently taking place.

Tanker damages hull after scrapping bottom in Suez Canal

The Okeanis crude oil tanker ‘Kimolos’ sustained damages to its hull after contacting bottom while transiting Suez Canal on July 13. Okeanis Eco Tankers informed that there were no injuries or pollution from the incident. The vessel continued its transit under its own power, heading to a safe anchorage.

Improper maintenance causes failure to UPS

A fire alarm was sounded after smoke was discovered coming from a UPS (uninterruptable power supply) room supplying power to remote valves. As IMCA informed, the planned maintenance procedures for UPS had not been followed, which is a key fact to the incident.


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