hazardous weather at sea

Transport Malta investigation: Vessel sinks in heavy weather

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.

Initial investigation findings for Stretch Duck 7 sinking

The National Transportation Safety Board recently presented its preliminary findings concerning the sinking of the DUKW amphibious passenger boat Stretch Duck 7. In fact, NTSB held a virtual meeting on 28 April in which discussed the matter at hand.

Watch: Ferry vessel struggles to berth under storm Dennis

On Firday 14 February, the “MV Caledonian Isles” ferry vessel owned by the CalMac Ferries, faced rough weather conditions as it was struggling to berth at the Ardrossan harbor. Namely its crewmembers had to deal and operate under the storm Dennis’ high winds.

RNLI rescues fishing vessel under Storm Ciara

Following the rough weather conditions of the Storm Ciara in the UK and Ireland, Royal National Lifeboat Institution (RNLI) crewmembers faced strong winds during their rescue operation upon a fishing boat that was stranded without power, on Sunday 9 February in Edinburgh, Scotland.

Seven containers fall at sea due to bad weather, off Netherlands

The Netherlands Coastguard reported that a number of containers fell off a Handy containership in stormy seas 43 kilometers north of Ameland, one of the Dutch West Frisian Islands, on February 11. The container ship had some trouble sailing due to the heavy weather conditions, which led to some containers falling into the sea.

NTSB investigation: Late turn in high water causes $3,3 million allision

The US NTSB issued an investigation report on the contact of the towing vessel ‘Bettye M. Jenkins’ with Bunge Grain Facility on the Lower Mississippi River, in February 2019. The investigation identified the captain’s decision to pass ahead of an upbound tow while crossing a river in strong current as key cause of the accident. 

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