hazardous weather at sea

Weather challenges renewable energy systems, IEA says

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.

Lessons learned: Restricted visibility leads to collision

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. 

USCG alerts on hazardous bar conditions in Pacific Northwest

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.

Port of Milwaukee sustains damages after storm

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.

RNLI lifeboat rescues vessel dragged anchor off Oban bay

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.

Ferry hits rocky island off Skiathos harbour, Greece

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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