Cargo ship collides with crew transfer vessel off Rügen

On February 19, a cargo ship collided with the crew transfer vessel World Bora, off the island of Rügen. The CTV was carrying 15 crewmembers at the time. Of them, five were injured lightly, while ten were more seriously injured. Both ships sustained damages on their hulls, but there was no pollution reported. The police is currently investigating the incident to determine the cause of the collision.

Insufficient risk management led cargo ship to contact wharf

ATSB published its final report into the cargo ship ‘Madang Coast’ impacting a wharf at the Port of Townsville. The risk management processes were not sufficiently mature nor resilient enough to identify and mitigate risks in pilotage services. The incident has led to the updating and full implementation of a safety management system, in order to better identify risks and how to mitigate them.

Deck boat collides with bay boat off Louisiana

The US Coast Guard responded to a report of four people in the water after two vessels collided near Baptiste Collette Bayou, Louisiana, on January 16. The boat is now half sunken in Baptiste Collete Bayou outside the channel waiting for salvage. Namely, a 40-foot commercial deck boat with eight people aboard collided with a 24-foot bay boat with four people aboard.

Greek-flagged ship collides with Malaysian vessel in Singaporean waters

The Greece-registered bulk carrier ‘Pireas’ collided with the Malaysian government vessel ‘Polaris’ in Singapore Territorial Waters, within Singapore Port Limits off Tuas, Saturday. ‘Pireas’ was en route from Singapore to its next port of call at Tanjung Pelepas, when the collision took place at 14.28 hrs. 

Watch: How the HiLo model works

This video explains how the HiLo model works. HiLo prioritizes based on risk. The model has analyzed thousands of maritime industry accidents and then calculates the probabilities of leading events, causing undesired events. The resulting calculations create a risk ranking, in order for companies to focus on the areas that really makes a difference.

US Navy Cruiser, Navy supply ship collide off of Florida

A US guided-missile cruiser and Navy resupply vessel have collided off the coast of Florida during a training exercise on February 5, according to the US Naval Institute (USNI). From the collision there were no casualties addressed, whereas only minor damage above the waterline to both ships was reported.

Watch: Salvage team detonates torpedoes from sunken Helge Ingstad

Although the delay was long concerning weather conditions, the salvage process for the sunken Norwegian frigate Helge Ingstad is almost completed, and the Norwegian Navy expects to raise it on February 7 for transport to a nearby naval base. Salvage divers managed to remove the majority of the frigate’s missiles and torpedoes for disposal. As the torpedoes were too sensitive to be transferred, they were destroyed nearby.

Lessons learned from ‘Alexandra 1’ collision: Confused with Rules of the Road

On 11th February 2015, the Marshall Islands registered oil tanker Alexandra 1 and the United Kingdom registered container ship Ever Smart collided near the entrance to the buoyed approach channel in Jebel Ali, United Arab Emirates. The analysis of this collision highlights important key lessons, taking into consideration that both vessels were modern, equipped with advanced systems for navigation & communication and manned with certified experienced crews, under the supervision and guidance of a VTS collided, within Port limits.

Watch: Vessels break free of moorings due to heavy rainfall and ice flow

The city of Troy in New York published a video depicting several unmanned boats and vessels pass beneath the Troy-Menands Bridge on the Hudson River. The vessels broke free of their moorings on Friday, January 25, because of heavy rainfall and ice flow on the Hudson River. One of them, a river cruise boat, broke its moorings and drifted downstream, hitting a bridge and wedging itself under another in Albany.


The sulphur cap is less than a year away and with most vessels choosing compliant fuel, do you expect to see a spike in incidents and accidents related to the switch over?

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