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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
The Captain and Chief Officer of an Isle of Man flagged bulk carrier, gave false information to Maritime NZ after a crewman passed out because of lack of oxygen in the ship’s poorly-ventilated hold. They were later found guilty and were fined $13,500 and $ 4,050 respectively.
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.
In light of IMCA’s Safety Flash, a service engineer was seriously injured after falling off a radar antenna; The casualty took place when two service engineers were on a vessel to install an electronics board in a radar antenna.
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.
Japan to deploy US-made autonomous underwater vehicle for survey18/11/2019
NOAA to cease production of paper nautical charts18/11/2019
Japan aims to become Asia's LNG hub18/11/2019
USCG questioned over implementation of NTSB safety recommendations18/11/2019
USCG finalizes PFDs harmonization policy18/11/2019
Lessons Learned: Always be aware of H2S dangers during tank inspection17/11/2019
Non compliance with COLREGs could lead to collision17/11/2019
Chief Engineer refuses engine room rating, gets excluded from duty16/11/2019
Watch: Oldest Arctic ice is disappearing16/11/2019
CHIRP mostly receives reports from pilots due to lack of safety measures15/11/2019