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Chief officer dead after being struck by gangway

The Hong Kong Merchant Marine Department issued a marine information concerning an officer who was confirmed dead after being struck by the vessel’s gangway, after also denying medical treatment that the doctor proposed.

Tug capsizes due to lack of training and oversight

The Transportation Safety Board of Canada discusses a capsize incident, where the George H Ledcor was towing another barge and resulted to the former’s capsize.The event resulted to a seriously injured crewmember and an unknown quantity of oil spill. 

Watch: Tanker fire injures ten in South Korea

Ten people have been injured after a fire that broke out on the Stolt Groenland, a 43,478dwt tanker spread to the Bow Dalian, a 9,118dwt tanker, while in the Port of Ulsan, South Korea, on Saturday 29 September.

Container ship collides with tanker at Port of Piraeus

An ultra large container vessel (ULCV) collided with a small chemical tanker off the Port of Piraeus, Greece on September 26. According to initial information, two of the 13 crew of the tanker sustained injuries, while no injuries were reported on the container ship.

USS John S McCain collision: A prime example of poor oversight

On 21 August 2017 one of the deadliest accidents in the history of US Navy took place. As the US warship ‘John S McCain’ was sailing in the Singapore Strait, one of the busiest waterways in the world, it collided with the Liberian-flagged chemical tanker ‘Alnic MC’. The result? Ten sailors of the US warship lost their lives, while 48 more were injured, in what is considered an example of lack of effective operational oversight.

Lessons learned: Injury after fall from height

IMCA shared lessons learned from a serious injury onboard, after a service engineer fell off a radar antenna. The incident highlighted issues related to poor communication, weak safety culture and insufficient job preparation. 

Crew suffers hand hairline fracture after stopping mooring line

IMCA presents an accident onboard a vessel, when one crewmember suffered a hairline fracture to his hand when trying to stop a mooring line. In general, mooring operations have caused many accidents in the industry; Mooring handling hides many dangers as this duty requires a good technique initially in lifting the heavy eye of the rope, followed by a good pulling technique.

No crew was awake when dive boat caught fire, NTSB report states

The US National Transportation Safety Board (NTSB) launched its preliminary report into the circumstances regarding the fire on board the dive boat Conception, which eventually sank on September 2 off Santa Cruz Island. 34 people died, making the incident one of the deadliest civilian marine casualties in recent US history.

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