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Watch: Two ferries collide in Sunda strait

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.

USS Fitzgerald hits the water again

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. 

Lessons learned: Collision catches passengers by surprise

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. 

Cargo ship hits Kiel Canal lock

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: Bollards failure caused Seabourn Encore breakaway

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. 

Excessive wind results to three vessels’ collision

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.

Authorities name three suspects over Norwegian frigate collision

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.

Ferry hits anchored cargo ship in Cuxhaven

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.

Heavy lift vessel collides with work barge at Ingalls Shipbuilding

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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