accident reports

MCIB investigation: Drifting cargo ship runs aground after abandonment

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 investigation: Fatality of crew member in cargo hold

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. 

JTSB investigation: Not checking course signals linked to ships collision

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.

TSB Canada investigation: RoRo ferry strikes dock

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 investigation: Collision of two bulk carriers after dragging anchor

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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