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.
The US Coast Guard has convened a Marine Board of Investigation into the loss of F/V Scandies Rose and five of its seven crew members. A Marine Board of Investigation is the highest level of investigation in the Coast Guard.
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.
The UK MAIB launched a new investigation report concerning a collision between the ro-ro passenger ferry Red Falcon and the moored yacht Greylag which was sunk on its mooring as a result.
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 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.
On February 19, 2019, the Cypriot-flagged cargo ship Raba, sailing from Copenhagen to Szczecin, collided with the Danish-flagged ‘World Bora’, which was sailing towards “Viking” wind farm in the Exclusive Economic Zone. Therefore, the Danish Marine Accident Investigation Board issued an investigation report to determine the factors that caused the collision.
The Federal Bureau of Maritime Casualty issued an investigation report on vessel “Ventura”, to look for the causes that resulted to the vessel’s cargo tanks and cargo being burnt down, highlighting that sugar beep pulp is prone to ignition when moistured and heaped.
The Japan Transport Safety Board focuses on a fatality which took place during container loading operations at the Nabeta wharf, Yatomi city, Aichi Prefecture, where a Stevedore lost their life after he got caught between two containers, and was then pronounced dead by a doctor.
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