Ireland’s Marine Casualty Investigation Board (MCIB) issued an investigation report on the grounding of the general cargo ship MV Alta at Ballyandreen Bay, Ballycotton, Co. Cork, on 16 February 2020. The ship suffered a mechanical breakdown and was abandoned and set adrift by its owners and crew in October 2018.
RMI issued an investigation report on the fatality of a crew member onboard the cargo ship Singapore Spirit while underway, in March 2020. The seafarer was working alone in a cargo hold at the time of the incident. The investigation highlighted non-compliance with the enclosed space entry procedures.
UK MAIB published its report on Finlandia Seaways, which on 16 April 2018 sufered a catastrophic main engine failure that caused serious structural damage to the engine and a fire in the engine room.
JTSB issued an investigation report on the collision of the oil/chemical tanker EOS with the cargo ship AISHO No.8, in the Nagoya Port North Passage, Aichi Prefecture, in March 2019. The investigation stressed that each master respectively attempted to avoid the incident, but course signals made using international signal flags were not checked and VHF communication was not maintained.
Japan’s Transportation Safety Board (JTSB) issued an investigation report on the fatality of a crew member onboard the cargo ship ORANGE PHOENIX, after falling from a lifeboat to the deck during an abandon ship drill in November 2019.
NTSB issued an investigation report on the contact of Cooperative Spirit tow with Hale Boggs Memorial Bridge Pier, on the Lower Mississippi River in March 2020. The report identified the pilot’s ineffective actions in strong current as key cause of the incident.
Japan’s Transportation Safety Board (JTSB) issued an investigation report on the foundering of the cargo ship JIA DE due to heavy weather in Kanagawa Prefecture, which led to fatalities of 8 crew members, in October 2019.
Transport Malta MSIU issued an investigation report on the serious injury of a crew member during tank cleaning operations, onboard the Sichem Manila, while at Tarragona anchorage, Spain. The crew member was spilled with hot water while shutting off a valve.
The Transportation Safety Board of Canada (TSB) issued an investigation report into the striking of a dock by the roll-on/roll-off passenger ferry ‘Spirit of Vancouver Island’ in Tsawwassen, British Columbia, in April 2020. The investigation identified gaps in the effectiveness of safety management.
TSB Canada issued an investigation report on the collision of the bulk carriers Golden Cecilie and Green K-Max 1 in the Plumper Sound, British Columbia, in March 2020. The Golden Cecilie suffered dragging anchor due to heavy winds, the report reveals, stressing that the crew did not follow established procedures to ready the vessel for impending adverse weather conditions.
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