Israel’s Environmental Protection Minister Gila Gamliel said they have identified the crude oil tanker that was responsible for the oil spill off the coast of the country last month. It was the Libyan tanker Emerald, carrying cargo from Iran to Syria.
As an underlying factor in many maritime claims, ‘human error’ remains a multi-debated safety issue for shipping, accounting for 80% of maritime accidents. But is ‘human error’ sufficient as a term to justify what goes wrong?
A total of four crew members were injured after an explosion onboard the Hong Kong-flagged bulk carrier CSSC CAPE TOWN, while at Gibraltar Port on Friday evening.
Fire-related casualties and explosions constitute the majority of incidents investigated in 2019, as shown by the latest NTSB Safer Seas Digest released last week. The type of vessels mostly involved in such incidents included fishing vessels and towing vessels with barges.
Norway’s Petroleum Safety Authority Norway (PSA) has begun an investigation of an incident on the offshore drilling rig West Bollsta, when a length of riser fell from the handling equipment during lifting.
Following investigation of a 2019 California dive boat fire that killed 34 people, the National Transportation Safety Board Tuesday called for major safety improvements to small passenger vessels, including interconnected smoke detectors and a USCG inspection program.
The South African Maritime Safety Authority (SAMSA) commented on a recent incident that took place on the Vaal Dam, commencing a preliminary investigation to understand the causes and factors that led to the tragic incident.
A recent incident investigation concerning the sinking of the vessel Bourbon Rhode on 26 September 2019 in the Atlantic Ocean, revealed a safety issue which is of great importance.
The Panama Maritime Authority issued a Merchant Marine Circular, setting forth current rules and regulations on marine accident investigations. Rules and Regulations under Resolution No. 106-135-DGMM of September 9th, 2013, establish that the Maritime Affairs Investigation Department is the Special Unit in charge of investigating marine accidents and incidents.
The UK MAIB launched a new investigation report concerning the container feeder vessel Thea II that after an engine failure it had to anchor, but dragged its anchor towards the Binks Shoal. Both vessels grounded.
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- Green Shipping
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- Maritime Health
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