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USCG, NTSB investigating loss of containers off Hawaii

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. 

Lessons learned from collision in Dangan channel

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.

Investigation report: Misleading pool safety information leads to 10-year-old drowning

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.

Incident investigation should focus on cause

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 investigates disconnected gangway incident on Floatel Endurance

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.

Bulk carrier collides with fishing vessel off Port Adelaide

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.