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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.

The mariner’s role in collecting evidence

In the latest issue of UK Club’s Lookout publication, Capt. Hiroshi Sekine, Senior Loss Prevention Executive, highlights the importance for mariners of gathering evidence from the ship, in the aftermath of an incident at sea. 

Coconut charcoal to have caused the fire on Yantian Express

The Federal Bureau of Maritime Casualty Investigation (BSU) published an investigation report concerning the fire in the area of the deck cargo on board the container ship YANTIAN EXPRESS on the Atlantic Ocean, identifying Coconut charcoal as the likely cause of last year’s fire.

INTERCARGO welcomes IMO’s intention to improve investigation reporting

INTERCARGO has applauded the recent announcement by the IMO’s Secretary General of his determination to improve the number of accident investigation reports that are submitted to the IMO. Exactly one year ago, INTERCARGO reminded that cargo liquefaction continued to be a major risk for dry bulk shipping.


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