The bulk carrier, Centennial Harmony, that was stranded 250 nautical miles southeast of St. John’s, is now safe after battling power outages and flooding on November 15. The Centennial Harmony put out a distress call due to taking on water, but gained control of the flooding by the evening hours.
The NTSB issued an investigation report on the flooding and sinking of the towing vessel ‘Savage Ingenuity’ in Louisiana, in September 2017. The report identified absence of company procedures requiring the closure of weather deck doors at all times while underway.
In its fishing vessel safety guide released earlier this week, the Shipowners Club provides safety tips for fishers to reduce the risk of flooding, one of the most common dangers for commercial fishing. As for the other threats, early detection of flooding is essential for a vessel to be saved.
A dry dock at the General Dynamics NASSCO gave way suffering a flooding incident on Wednesday night. At the time of the incident, the ‘USNS Miguel Keith’, a new Expeditionary Sea Base (ESB) to join the US Navy’s Military Sealift Command, was at the dock.
An international research team from Italy, Greece, the Netherlands and the UK, published a new research in the scientific journal Nature Communications, saying that future global warming will lead to an increase in extreme sea levels, with flood risks to coastal infrastructure and human populations.
A USCG helicopter crew and the crew of a good Samaritan fishing vessel rescued three people from the sinking fishing vessel ‘Leona’ in the Sitka Sound, Alaska, on Monday. USCG Sector Juneau watchstanders received a report at 10:30 p.m. that the vessel was taking on water and the bilge pumps were unable to keep up with the rate of flooding.
During a vessel’s voyage at sea, there are many dangers which may affect hers and personnel’s safety. One of these hazards, which may rapidly lead -at the worst case scenario- for vessel and human life loss, is ship flooding.
Eight crew members were evacuated form the Turkish cargo ship ‘Haksa’, after she suffered a water ingress in its engine room, while underway in the Adriatic Sea, off Croatia, near the island of Jabuka, on Sunday, according to data provided by the Ministry of the Sea, Transport and Infrastructure of Croatia.
US Coast Guard crews rescued three people aboard a 68-foot pleasure craft that was taking on water near Port Angeles, on Sunday night. A 45-foot Response Boat-Medium crew from USCG Station Port Angeles and the crew of the USCG Cutter ‘Adelie’ dewatered the vessel and towed it to Port Angeles Boat Haven.
On the occasion of the investigation on the flooding and sinking of the fishing vessel ‘Ocean Way’ in March 2017, the UK MAIB issued a safety message to the fishing industry about developing and practising potential coping strategies in an emergency such as major flooding.
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