LPG tanker collides with fishing vessel off Honolulu

As the US Coast Guard reports, a commercial fishing vessel collided with an Italian-flagged tanker, about 20 miles southeast of Oahu, on Wednesday, August 7. The USCG further notes that there were no injuries or pollution after the incident. 

NTSB confirms poor oversight over USS John S McCain collision

Insufficient training, inadequate bridge operating procedures and a lack of operational oversight were the key causes of the fatal collision between the USS John S McCain and the tanker Alnic MC in August 2017, the official report by the US National Transportation Safety Board revealed. 

Watch: Yacht collides with pier, destroys sailboat

On July 24, the superyacht Blue Magic hit a pier at the port of Santa Maria di Leuca, Italy, after losing control. Before the yacht hit the pier, it first collided with a sailing yacht, which was eventually crushed between the dock and the Magic’s bow. When the collision happened, the sailing boat did not have anyone on board, and no injuries were reported.

Inefficient lookout leads to fatal vessel sinking

Transport Malta’s MSIU issued an investigation report on the collision and subsequent foundering of the fishing vessel ‘Mohammed Badry’ off Tunisia in July 2018 that killed one fisherman. The report stresses that the attention of the bridge look-outs on both vessels was likely directed elsewhere.

BSU draws attention on watertight integrity after collision

Germany’s Federal Bureau of Maritime Casualty Investigation (BSU) drew operators attention in a recent collision incident involving a container ship and a fishing vessel on the river Elbe off Stadersand earlier in 2019. The BSU highlighted issues associated with watertight integrity.

Commercial boat collides with a mooring buoy, four minor injuries

UK MAIB focuses on a collision that took place between an inflatable boat and a mooring buoy, on River Thames in London. The collision resulted to two passengers and the boat’s two crews, with minor injuries, that were later transmitted to the hospital. In the meantime, the commercially operated rigid inflatable boat suffered severe damages.

USCG saves four injured after collision near Wildwood, N.J

The US Coast Guard responded to a boat collision that resulted to four injured passengers aboard two vessels on Sunset Lake near Wildwood, Monday, July 15. The injured passengers were transmitted to Schooner Island Marina where local EMS were standing by to provide assistance. 

NTSB: Poor lookout led to collision of fishing vessel with tanker

The US National Transportation Safety Board (NTSB) issued an investigation report on the collision of the fishing vessel ‘Polaris’ with the tanker ‘Tofteviken’ in the Atlantic Ocean in May 2018. NTSB identified a poor lookout as key cause of the accident, in breach of COLREGs. 

Maritime New Zealand fines recreational boat with $5,050 due to collision

Maritime New Zealand ordered an Auckland recreational boatie to pay $5,050 in fines and emotional harm payments after causing a collision on the Waitematā Harbour. Maritime NZ Northern Regional Compliance Manager, Neil Rowarth, stated that Mr Hutchings had put the lives of others in danger by acting recklessly.


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