When at sea, numerous of safety events often make their appearance either due to wrong decisions or bad manipulations. In essence, post-incident reviews or in other words, incident investigations, may be used as lessons learned to highlight what went wrong and what should have been done to prevent same failures in future.
The US Coast Guard is scheduled to conduct a formal public hearing beginning on 13 May 2019 at the Newport, Oregon City Hall to consider evidence related to the Mary B II marine casualty investigation. The capsizing of fishing vessel Mary B II led to the deaths of three fishermen on 8 January.
The third edition of the Asian Marine Casualty Forum (AMCF) hosted by marine and engineering consultancy LOC, opened today, gathering almost 400 delegates from more than 20 countries, under the theme “Marine casualties in the 21st century – is the industry coping?”
The Australian passenger vessel ‘Fitzroy Flyer’ suffered an engine room fire and all of its four crew and 37 passengers were evacuated, east-north-east of Cairns, Queensland on 29 March 2019. Fitzroy Flyer was on a return trip to Cairns from Fitzroy Island.
New Zealand’s Transport Accident Investigation Commission (TAIC) has opened an inquiry into the cargo lashing fatality of a crew member on a ship berthed at Port of Gisborne, in the early morning hours of Wednesday. A wire rope broke and recoiled, striking a crew member, at about 0145.
Norwegian Petroleum Safety Authority (PSA) began an investigation into an incident at Equinor’s Hammerfest liquefied natural gas facility on Melkøya Island. The facility stopped operations on March 11, 2019 because to repair deficiencies in numerous safety valves.
MPA Singapore announced it has completed investigation on the collision between the Greece-registered bulk carrier ‘Pireas’ and the Malaysian Government vessel ‘Polaris’ in Singapore Territorial Waters off Tuas, in February.
Fenna van de Merwe, Principal Consultant, DNV GL, describes how an efficient incident investigation can provide significant benefits. Ms. van de Merwe notes that DNV GL has used human, organizational and technical dimensions in order to help Carnival establish a proper investigation process with outcomes that have greater impact.
Underwater examination of the cruise ship Viking Sky, which suffered a black out and went adrift along with almost 1,400 people onboard in the Norwegian sea over the weekend, revealed that there was no damage to the hull of the ship.
The UK MAIB issued amended guidance on marine incident reporting. MAIB investigates marine casualties involving UK vessels worldwide and vessels of any flag in UK territorial waters, to help prevent further avoidable accidents from recurring.
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