The US Coast Guard continues to investigate the loss of 21 containers from the barge Ho Omaka Hou and monitor response operations in Hawaii. The tug Hoku Loa reported loss of cargo from the barge as they transited from Honolulu to Hilo Harbor in the early morning of 22 June.
During routine sea chest strainer cleaning at sea on board a Hong Kong registered container ship, a heavy sea chest cover suddenly falling from height and fatally hit the fitter working underneath.
The Hong Kong Marine Department issued marine notice to draw the attention to ship operators to lessons learned from a collision between a fishing vessel and an oil tanker in Dangan Channel.
The collision highlights once again the need for more efforts toward improving Bridge Resource Management and addressing best practices for enhanced safety of navigation
A series of causes contributed to vessel grounding; the safety investigation revealed that the course recommended by the pilot was different from the one prepared in the passage planning. Moreover, during navigation in El Dekheila Channel (Egypt), the vessel navigated close to shallow areas, and subsequently ran aground and remained stranded.
An accident onboard the cruise vessel Genting Dream has been investigated, after a 10-year-old boy drowned in the vessel’s pool. The investigation revealed that the pool’s safety information was inadequate and misleading, while the deck stewards’ training as insufficient and not maintained, on the contrary to the company’s SMS.
The Accident Investigation Board Norway has compiled the results of the investigations of seven accidents which have occurred in 2010-2018, where single-handed fishermen have perished after falling overboard during pot fishing.
Incident investigation often leads to blaming the individuals involved in an incident, with Gard commenting that investigations should also focus on the interacting causes which make up the conditions surrounding the incident.
Norway’s Petroleum Safety Authority (PSA) launched an investigation into a disconnected gangway incident involving the mobile facility Floatel Endurance, on 29 February 2020. The accommodation rig was connected to the Martin Linge facility in the North Sea when the accident occurred.
Australian Transport Safety Bureau (ATSB) began an investigation into collision between the bulk carrier ‘Accolade II’ and the fishing vessel ‘Sand Groper’ off Port Adelaide on 29 February 2020. The collision occurred in the vicinity of beacon 13 of Port channel at about 0435.
AMSA fines company for unlawfully operating domestic commercial vessel07/08/2020
US cruise operators voluntarily suspend voyages until at least October 3107/08/2020
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Philippines launch new procedures on crew changes, repatriation07/08/2020
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Maritime Autonomous Surface Ships initiative launched06/08/2020