Speaking with DNV GL’s narrator, Mathias Steck, IEA’s Keisuke Sadamori, Director of Energy and Security Markets explores energy security in the age of renewables, explaining that the extreme weather conditions taking place today are impacting renewable energy systems and infrastructures around the world, most likely becoming a major energy security concern for the future.
hazardous weather at sea
The Swedish Club analyzes an incident of a collision of a container ship with a fishing vessel, while in restricted visibility. The container ship continued its voyage after the incident, which was a very bad decision by the Master, the Club stressed.
The US Coast Guard issued an alert advising mariners of the dangers when sailing hazardous bars in the Pacific Northwest, mostly during night hours and heavy weather. The USCG has already published regulated navigation areas for specific locations on the Oregon and Washington coasts, while also created guidance for these areas.
UK MAIB recently published its investigation report, focusing on a roll-on/roll-off (ro-ro) passenger vessel which rolled heavily due to very rough seas and winding conditions. Namely, ferry’s cargo sifted and caused damage to the vehicles onboard.
The port of Milwaukee, Wisconsin, is facing operational challenges due to the rough weather conditions, as strong winds and high water have forced the port to prohibit public access to Jones Island, while port workers take measures to deal with the situation so that the port can resume its operations.
In fact, the UK MAIB recently issued its investigation report for the accident on the then UK-flagged container ship CMA CGM G. Washington while it was experiencing very heavy seas in the North Pacific Ocean during its passage from Xiamen, China to Los Angeles, USA.
In fact, Captain Matt Lynch was interviewed on BBC News talking about Stena Estrid’s maiden voyage during storm Brendan.
On 11 January, a coastal freighter anchored in Oban bay, Scotland requested help from the Royal National Lifeboat Institute (RNLI) in Oban Station, as it was facing difficulties due to force winds. In light of the situation, Oban RNLI Lifeboat “Mora Edith MacDonald” was sent in the area to provide its assistance to the dragged vessel.
The NTSB issued an investigation report on the capsizing and sinking of Barge Dredge200 and a workboat while on Massachusetts Bay, in December 2018. The accident was a result of a poor judgement amid inclement weather conditions.
Greece’s most recent winter storm dubbed Hephaestion disrupting shipping operations, resulted to a ferry running on the rocks of a small island in Skiathos harbor in the Aegean sea, as the harsh winds and challenging waves made the vessel hard-to-navigate.
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