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Case study: Lone watchkeeping grounding at night

As part of its BSafe campaign, Britannia P&I Club describes a case of a lone watchkeeping grounding. While on passage at night, a 2,281gt general cargo ship ran aground on the pentland skerries in the eastern entrance of the pentland firth, Scotland, sustaining significant hull damage. 

Bulker grounded off Sri Lanka

The Sri Lankan Navy saved 18 crew members from the Liberia-flagged bulk carrier MV Eurosun, which ran aground off the coast of Sri Lanka on 23 January.

Satellites make new revelations for Wakashio grounding

Amid a growing debate on the causes of the Wakashio grounding, British satellite analytics company Geollect, has made new revelations about the final journey of the Japanese bulk carrier, six months after it caused a large oil spill off Mauritius. 

MOL denies media reports of fuel oil issues onboard Wakashio

Following a similar statement by oil major BP, Japanese shipping company MOL also expressed its disagreement with a media analysis on the Wakashio incident, claiming “misleading interpretation of unconnected information” and “seriously flawed conclusions”.

MOL issues safety actions after Wakashio grounding

Following the Wakashio grounding on 25th July 2020, Japanese shipowner MOL stated that the probable cause of the incident was the crew’s unsafe behaviors due to overconfidence that stems from complacency, while issued safety measures to prevent such incidents in the future.

Grounded containership in Suez Canal interrupts traffic flow

According to reports, a containership grounded in the Suez Canal on November 26, when it lost power, interrupting the flow of traffic. Specifically, the containership Al Muraykh lost power and grounded in the southbound traffic lanes. Although 24 vessels that were ahead of the grounded vessel continued their voyage, nine other southbound vessels were caught behind the ship. The northbound convoy was also reportedly suspended.

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