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Homicide Squad to investigate Ruby Princess over COVID-19 deaths

Following the disembarkation of Ruby Princess cruise ship’s passengers, it has been reported that eleven people have now died in Australia, with the losses becoming the centre of attention of a criminal investigation by the NSW Police homicide squad.

Port of Oakland: Dockworker dies after falling from ship

A longshore worker fell to his death from the deck of a container ship while at berth at the US Port of Oakland. The Port expressed its condolences and said the fatal accident was under investigation by local authorities.

Lessons learned: Grounding and collision in busy anchorage

In its Monthly Safety Scenario for April, the Swedish Club describes a case of collision after grounding in a busy anchorage area. When changing the arrival time to the pilot station, the Master altered the plans, increasing speed, and took a shortcut through the anchorage.

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