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Photos show damage to Yantian Express after fire

After a fire broke out in one container on the deck of the Yantian Express, earlier in January, photos have now emerged depicting the damage that the fire caused to the Yantian Express’ cargo. Now, the situation is under control and the ship is being towed to Halifax.

USCG searches for two missing after anti-pollution support boat capsizes

The U.S. Coast Guard and local agencies are looking for two people in the water near Bootheville, Louisiana after the support boat they were on capsized during a training exercise involving the oil spill response vessel Louisiana ‘Responder’. The vessel had five workers onboard. Although three were rescued, two are still missing.

TAIC: A nitrogen cylinder burst resulted to one fatality

Transport Accident Investigation Commission issued a report on the February 2017 accident in Port Chalmers, Dunedin, on board the passenger cruise ship Emerald Princess, in which a nitrogen cylinder burst, resulted to one fatality. The report highlights a lack of global minimum standards for inspection, testing and rejecting pressure cylinders for stored energy systems on lifeboat launching installations – a system common on cruise ships.

USCG proceeds to formal investigation on capsized fishing vessel

The US Coast Guard, announced on January 16, the official marine casualty investigation of the fishing vessel Mary B I, which capsized off Newport, Oregon on January 9. The capsized vessel led to three fishermen loosing their lives, according to the Coast Guard’s statement. 

Captain hits dinghy with his ferry over parking quarrel

The Bournemouth Crown Court has started trial over a crash incident in Poole Harbour, southern England, September 2017, when the Captain of the 50ft-long ferry ‘Maid of Poole’ reportedly crashed on purpose on a dinghy, injuring the driver, over a parking row. 

Livestock carrier runs aground off Turkey

The livestock carrier Wardeh, which was anchored off Mersin, Turkey, drifted aground on January 15, because of a storm. Due to the storm, the city waterfront was flooded as well. At the time of the incident, the ship was carrying two crewmembers, who the Turkish Coast Guard is trying to evacuate them.

Close quarter situation caused Doris collision with fishing vessel

Transport Malta’s MSIU issued an investigation report on the collision of the Maltese-registered bulk carrier ‘Doris’ with the fishing vessel ‘Zhe Xiang Yu 24005’, in January 2018. The report identified as a key cause the close quarter situation developing to an extent that it could not be recovered.

Ineffective communication leads to bulk carrier grounding

The Transportation Safety Board of Canada released its investigation report about the grounding of the bulk carrier SBI Carioca near the Port of Belledune in Chaleur Bay, New Brunswick, on October 2017. Conflicting information and ineffective communication led to the 2017 grounding.

Pipelay vessel sinks after collision with tanker off Singapore

On January 13, the pipelay vessel Star Centurion capsized and partially sank in the Singapore Strait after a collision with a product tanker. All 22 crewmembers evacuated safely, and no casualties were reported. The collision took place at an anchorage off Bintan Island, Indonesia, near the eastern entrance to the strait. No pollution or injuries have been reported from either vessel.

Fire-hit Maersk Honam to be shipped to Hyundai Heavy for rebuilding

The ultra large container ship ‘Maersk Honam’ is to be shipped to South Korea for rebuilding, nine months after she sustained a major fire resulting in five fatalities. The heavy-lift vessel Xin Guan Hua wil transport the 228.5-meter-long sound section, from midship to stern, to Hyundai Heavy Industries.


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