A total of four crew members were injured after two US Coast Guard boats collided Wednesday, off Falmouth, during a tactical training evolution. The 29-foot tactical boat crews were involved in maneuvers and training when they collided in Buzzards Bay at approximately 1:30 p.m.
On September 5, a barge broke off mooring and allided with the ro-ro cargo ship Zapolyarnyy which at the time was berthed in Dudinka port, in the Russian Arctic.
According to information, the barge remained intact, while Zapolyarnyy sustained dents in its stern quarters area.
One year has passed since the fatal collision of the Handymax bulk carrier ‘Royal Arsenal’ with the diving support vessel ‘Al Misbar’, and her crew remain under detention at Umm Qasr, Iraq. After the accident, the ship returned to Umm Qasr for investigation, where she has been stuck since then along with 22 crew.
After colliding with an underwater obstruction in the Mississippi river, a down-bound fully laden bulk carrier suffered a flooded forepeak tank and could not trim to a shallow enough draft to continue her transit. A repair team helped the vessel continue its transit down the river and across the Atlantic to offload cargo.
Indian authorities detained two crewmembers and the Master of the VLCC ‘Desh Shakti’, after concluding that this ship was likely responsible for the hit-and-run collision with a fishing boat off Kerala earlier this month. The vessel reportedly made a brief halt but continued its journey ‘without bothering to undertake any rescue operations.’
The tanker ‘STI Poplar’ collided with a dock in the Port of Ploce in Croatia. The ship was carrying oil and caused significant damage to the port, causing its liquid cargo terminal to be inoperable. As a result of the collision, part of the quay wall and the unloading infrastructure fell into the sea.
Maersk’s container ship ‘Cecilie Maersk’ had a collision with the fishing vessel ‘Le Puffin’ on August 7. The container ship was heading to Le Port, Reunion off Madagascar. Five crewmembers of the fishing vessel evacuated the boat, but ‘Cecilie Maersk’ turned back and managed to pick up the fishermen.
Two people have been successfully rescued after a cargo vessel and a yacht collided off Dungeness, Kent, in the early morning hours of Wednesday, according to data provided by the HM Coastguard, which received a Mayday from the yacht following the accident.
Another hit-and-run incident was reported off Kochi, India, after an unidentified merchant vessel hit the fishing vessel ‘Oceanic’ off Kerala in the early morning hours of Tuesday and left without providing assistance. Three people were killed and nine are missing as a result from the collision.
In the latest issue of its LOOKOUT, Maritime NZ describes how a fatigued skipper and anchoring in an unfamiliar area during darkness, contributed to rudder damage on a fishing vessel. The investigation revealed how lack of sleep can affect judgment and risk the safety of the crew and vessel.
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