Ireland’s MCIB issued an investigation report on the fire and loss of MFV Suzanne II, east of Arklow, in May 2019. While the exact source of the fire is unknown, the report highlights that the quick response of the crew and their knowledge on when to abandon ship was key to their successful rescue.
The cruise ship Norwegian Epic contacted two mooring dolphins while docking at San Juan Cruise Port Pier 3. The NTSB issued an investigation report on the incident identifying lack of coordination between the master and pilot as key cause of the accident.
While underway in March 2019, the heavy lift vessel Hawk collided with a barge and a destroyer on Mississippi river. The NTSB issued an investigation report on the collision, identifying exceeding speed as key cause of the accident.
A Deck Cadet lost his life in an enclosed space onboard the RMI-registered bulk carrier LA DONNA I, in August 2018. The Republic of the Marshall Islands issued its investigation report on the accident, identifying lack of familiarity with procedures as contributing factor to the fatality.
A crew member lost his life after entering an enclosed space onboard the oil/chemical tanker LINUS P in an attempt to rescue another crew who had lost consciousness, in November 2018. The Republic of the Marshall Islands issued an investigation report on an enclosed space fatality onboard follow enclosed space entry procedures
The UK MAIB issued an investigation report on the collision between the bulk carrier ‘Gülnak’ and the moored bulk carrier ‘Cape Mathilde’ off England in April 2019. The investigation identified that control of Gülnak’s heading was lost towards the end of an intended turn to port in the main navigation channel.
ATSB issued an investigation report on the loss of containers incident involving the container ship YM Efficiency off New South Wales, in June 2018, identifying issues associated with the distribution of containers onboard and the stowage arrangement.
Transport Malta’s MSIU issued an investigation report on the main engine failure of the oil/chemical tanker ‘MV Guroni’ while underway in January 2019. According to the report, the lubrication oil filter of the main engine had been improperly mounted.
Transport Malta MSIU issued an investigation report on a serious injury of a crew member onboard the tanker ‘Sichem Ruby’ off Spain in January 2019. While the pumpman was tightening the bolt, the Teflon blank dislodged and gave way under the pressurised sulphuric acid, which remained trapped in the pipeline.
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UK MAIB recently issued its investigation report, focusing on a roll/roll-off (ro-ro) ferry vessel which grounded while passing through the Greenore Channel in Carlingford Lough, Northern Ireland. For the records, the vessel departed from Warrenpoint, with final destination Heysham, England.
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