Ireland’s MCIB issued an investigation report on the fatality of a crew member while attempting to board a fishing vessel at Rosslare Europort, in May 2019. The crew member was under the influence of alcohol.
The Accident Investigation Board Norway has compiled the results of the investigations of seven accidents which have occurred in 2010-2018, where single-handed fishermen have perished after falling overboard during pot fishing.
Transport Malta MSIU issued an investigation report on the sinking of the fishing vessel Zaira in Marsascala Bay, resulting in death of two fishermen, on 4 May 2019. The investigation highlighted that the vessel sank after flooding of compartments and loss of stability.
Among major business disruptions, the pandemic impacts the safety and well-being of seafarers and fishers, their ability to join their vessels and return home, and the future of their jobs. As of mid-April, the volume of global merchandise trade was falling by 13%, and there are estimates of a decline of 32% or more, WTO estimates.
Following COVID-19’s impact on the shipping industry, the British Ports Association has been in close contact with the government, assessing the impacts, providing a summary of which sectors have been mostly affected.
Accident Investigation Board Norway released its report on a 10 June 2018 incident, when a crew member died on board the factory trawler Nordstar in connection with preparations for cleaning a silage tank.
The NTSB issued an investigation report on the grounding of the fishing vessel Freyja while on the Bering Sea, Alaska, in March 2019. The investigation revealed the deckhand failed to monitor the vessel as he fell asleep due to extreme fatigue.
In the latest issue, CHIRP presents two reports they received about the use of drugs onboard commercial fishing vessels, highlighting the severe impact drug use has on seafarers.
NTSB issued an investigation report on the flooding and sinking of the commercial fishing vessel Pacific 1 while in the Bering Sea, Alaska, in February 2019. The report identified the master’s decision to remain at sea with continuous flooding as key cause of the sinking.
Fishing vessels in Antarctic waters are failing a majority of their safety inspections, Greenpeace International announced after analyzing PSC inspection records. The 26 reefers recorded transferring catch from fishing boats in the Antarctic in the period 2017-2019 failed 70% of their inspections.
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