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NTSB investigation: Overheating of electrical wiring led to Grand Sun fire

NTSB issued an investigation report on the explosion and fire onboard the offshore supply vessel ‘Grand Sun’ while in the Gulf of Mexico, in October 2018. The report identified overheating of electrical wiring, associated with a chest freezer or the receptacle powering it, as key cause. 

Fishing vessel runs aground as Captain fell asleep

NTSB published its report on the 2018 grounding of a fishing vessel near Point Reyes, California. The five crew of the ship remained on the vessel, until receiving assistance from the USCG. There were no pollution or injuries.

RMI investigation: Poor risk assessment linked to Pilot’s fatal fall

The Republic of the Marshall Islands Maritime Administrator issued an investigation report on the fatality of a Pilot while disembarking a ship and attempting to transfer from the pilot ladder to an escort tugboat off the Port of Tuapse, Russia, in the early morning hours of 30 December 2018. 

Bulk carrier grounding highlights gaps in port risk assessment

The Australian Transport Safety Bureau (ATSB) issued an investigation report on the grounding of the bulk carrier ‘Orient Centaur’, which lost power while transiting a channel from the Port of Weipa, in November 2017. This incident highlighted gaps in the port’s risk plans, ATSB noted. 

Lack of warning signs results to electrician’s fatality

The Republic of the Marshall Islands in its latest accident report focuses on the fatal injury of an oil tanker electrician, who got electrocuted on board “STI WINNIE” vessel. Investigators of the incident, assumed that he accidentally touched the live 440 volt (V) power terminals in the cabinet’s lower section, which led to his death.


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