The National Transportation Safety Board (NTSB) issued an accident report according to which on December 30, 2018, the passenger vessel Nippon Maru struck mooring dolphins at a US Navy fuelling wharf in Apra Harbor, Guam, revealing that the master had consumed alcohol before and after the accident.
The National Transportation Safety Board issued an accident report concerning the cruise ship “Carnival Horizon”, which in attempts to maneuvre its entrance into berth no. 2 at Manhattan Cruise Terminal’s Pier 88 in New York City, New York, its bow struck the southwest corner of adjacent Pier 90.
The Government of Portugal issued a statement concerning a Sierra Leone-flagged livestock carrier that experienced an engine issue off the Portuguese coast immediately after departing from the port of Sines on Wednesday, October 23. It is estimated that at the time of the incident, the vessel was carrying 1,400 cattle and 2,000 sheep. After the incident took place, the livestock carrier was towed back to the port where it arrived on Thursday, October 24. The ship was then allowed to depart Sines on October 29, after all the repair work has been completed.
In the November issue of its Monthly Safety Scenario, the Swedish Club focuses on a bulk’s carrier flood inside the engine room. The vessel was loaded with steel cargo in China and was travelling to the Middle East. Eventually, due to an electrical issue it ended up flooding.
The National Transportation Safety Board launched an accident report focusing on the sinking of the towing vessel Jacob Kyle Rusthoven which caught fire prior to being entirely lost in the sea; The Safety Board suggests that what caused the fire was an engine lube oil leak which ignited off a hot surface near the starboard main engine turbocharger.
Following the sinking of VietSunk Integrity, OOCL Logistics, a supply chain services, announced that Vietnam is closely monitoring the port disruption, as the Vietnamese Government has isolated the area for investigation and salvage operations.
The US National Transportation Safety Board published its report on the liftboat Ram XVIII, that overturned in the Gulf of Mexico, on November 18. Due to the incident, three personnel suffered minor injuries, while about 1,000 gallons of hydraulic oil were released. The vessel was declared a constructive total loss at an estimated $1,140,000.
During the last SAFETY4SEA Athens Forum, Mr. Elias Psyllos, Vice President Commercial and Risk Management, T&T Salvage, shared lessons learned from his experience in emergency response incidents. Beginning his presentation with key salvage concepts, he provided the main first steps operators need to follow in the initial phase of a response. Experts’ presence on site, a proper salvage plan and salvage engineering are vital, he stressed, to verify what savors are doing is right.
In the morning hours of Saturday, November 2, three crew-members were killed due to an explosion aboard the Russian tanker Zaliv Amerika in the far east region of Russia, near the port of Nakhodka. In fact, a gas and air mixture blast occurred on board the bunkering tanker, according to the regional branch of Russia’s Investigative Committee, whereas no blaze was issued after the incident took place.
Vulcan’s R/V petrel deep-sea team, dives into the ocean and researches the WWII Fletcher class destroyer at a record depth of 20,400 feet., meaning the deepest discovery of a shipwreck. To be more specific, the vessel lies at a depth of of 6,220 (3.9 miles) meters on the edge of the Emden Deep in the Philippine Sea.
Florida on top of cruise economic impact18/11/2019
CSC condemns IMO's lack of actions on reducing emissions strategy18/11/2019
ISO 14007 for assessing environmental costs issued18/11/2019
Malaysia prohibits open-loop scrubbers18/11/2019
ICTSI issues proposal on Iloilo port development18/11/2019
Man loses life as he was dragged overboard by fishing gear18/11/2019
Port of Venice calls shipping companies to fundraise in favor of the city18/11/2019
Port of Rotterdam calls Gov. for additional hydrogen investments18/11/2019
Internet access crucial for seafarers18/11/2019
Estonian-developed autonomous vessel paves the way for future developments18/11/2019