On Moday, April 22, two ferries collided when voyaging in Sunda strait. The collision was between ferry ‘Windu Karsa Dwitya’ and ferry ‘Virgo 18’. From the incident, a crew fell overboard and is missing, one passenger was injured and transferred to hospital, on arrival to Merak.
About 22 months after it was involved in a heavy collision off Japan, the guided-missile destroyer USS Fitzgerald took another step toward returning to the fleet as a fully ready ship, as it successfully launched and moored pier-side at Huntington Ingalls Industries (HII) – Ingalls Shipbuilding shipyard, on 16 April.
In its latest Safety Digest, UK MAIB analyzes a ferry collision which caught everyone by surprise as the alarm was relatively quiet, and sounded only on the centre console. In this regard, MAIB recommended that a system to warn crew and passengers of a sudden stop should be available.
The Antigua Barbuda-flagged general cargo ship ‘BBC Amethyst’ collided with a lock in the Kiel Canal in Kiel-Holtenau, Germany, in the early morning hours of Sunday, 7th April. The vessel was en route from Norrköping, Sweden to Rotterdam, Netherlands.
TAIC issued an investigation report on the collision of the passenger ship ‘Seabourn Encore’ with the bulk cement carrier at Timaru, on 12 February 2017, after its breakaway from wharf. The Commission found that the mooring failed because the bollards on the wharf failed.
In its latest Safety Digest, the UK MAIB shared an incident concerning a general cargo that because of excessive wind conditions, it collided with another vessel, which collided with another vessel, causing all vessels to sustain damages. Yet, no injuries were reported.
Norwegian police named three suspects over the collision of the Norwegian frigate ‘KNM Helge Ingstad’ with the the Maltese-flagged oil tanker ‘Sola TS’ off Bergen, in November 2018. The warship sustained significant damage from the collision and sank a few days later.
The German passenger/cargo RoRo ‘Saaremaa’ collided with the Bahamas-flagged bulk carrier Curaçao Pearl on 27 March at the German port of Cuxhaven. The passenger vessel was scheduled to leave Germany for Canada shortly after.
The river cruise ship Viking Idun was involved in a collision with a chemical tanker on the Western Scheldt near the Port of Antwerp in Belgium just after midnight on April 1. Viking Cruises informed that there were no injuries reported on board the vessel.
On March 29, a heavy lift ship allided with a test barge at Huntington Ingalls Industries’ yard in Pascagoula, Mississippi, pushing the barge into a newbuild destroyer. The heavy lift ship was arriving from Qingdao with a new Chinese-built floating drydock on board.
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