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Ferry with 600 passengers collides with buoy off Japan

The ferry Ferry Fukuoka II with some 600 passengers onboard  had a collision with a buoy that marks shallows, southwest of Akashi, Honshu, Inner Japan sea, on March 18, while it was heading to Shimoji from Osaka. The ferry collided with the buoy while it was trying to prevent collision with passing ship.

Towing vessel sinks on Mississippi River

The crew departed the vessel onto the towing vessel Ellysa with no reported injuries. The Ellysa also took the one empty barge the Vincent J Eymard was towing. The capsized vessel has approximately 3,000 gallons of diesel fuel onboard. As a result, a waterway restriction has been issued from mile marker 175.9 to mile marker 176.9 requiring one-way traffic.

Fire erupts on another Maersk container ship

A fire in a cargo hold was reported onboard the ‘Maersk Kensington’, on Thursday evening, while the ship was en route from Salalah, Oman, towards Suez. All 26 crew members are safe and accounted for and the fire is reported to be contained. The cause of the container fire is currently unknown.

Lessons Learned: Shifting of deck cargo in heavy weather

Heavy weather caused the vessel to roll and pitch despite the master’s efforts to alleviate the motion by altering course and speed. This set in motion a “domino effect” whereby cargo units progressively broke free and shifted, resulting in extensive damage to ship structure and cargo, with a number of units being lost overboard.

Helicopter pilot crashes off Port Hedland, Australia

The Australian Maritime Safety Authority received a report that a helicopter had crashed into the water about 35 kilometres north of Port Hedland in Western Australia, and is currently conducting a search in that area. The EC-135 helicopter, had two people onboard, was heading to the bulk carrier MV Squireship to collect a marine pilot.

Effective use of CO2 firefighting limited fire spread on ‘Honor’

On 24 February 2017, ‘Honor’ was underway in the English Channel, when a fire broke out in the upper vehicle deck. The fire was extinguished by the crew using the vessel’s CO2 fixed firefighting system. The accident resulted in one injury and extensive damage, of more than $700,000, to the Honor’s hold as well its cargo.

UK MAIB: ‘Saga Sky’ should not have proceed in heavy weather

On 20 November 2016 at about 0850, the general cargo ship Saga Sky collided with the rock carrying barge Stema Barge II, approximately 2 miles off the south coast of the UK, as a result from adverse weather conditions created by Storm Angus. As a consequence, 2 subsea power cables were severed. The UK MAIB issued an investigation report on the accident.

Maersk Line declares General Average after Maersk Honam fire

Maersk Line notified that after the fire at “Maersk Honam” berthing and discharging operations will result in high extraordinary costs and decided to declare General Average. Maersk Line has not yet confirmed when and where their vessel will be berthed and discharged.

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