lessons learned

Transport Malta investigation: Fire on RoRo linked to accidental fuel spill

Transport Malta issued an investigation report on the engine-room fire onboard the Maltese-registered RoRo cargo vessel Eurocargo Trieste, following departure from the port of Livorno in November 2019. The investigation identified an accidental fuel spill onto a hot surface, as the most likely cause of the incident. 

Tackling the scourge of container ship fires

The proliferation of serious fires onboard container ships in recent years has shocked the shipping industry. Andrew Gray, Director in the London office of Campbell Johnstone & Clark Maritime Law Firm, considers the causes and impact of such fires and the urgent efforts being made by a wide variety of stakeholders to solve this seemingly intractable problem.

Lessons learned: Falls from step ladders onboard

In its latest Safety Flashes, IMCA examines two different cases of falls of crew members from step ladders which led to injuries. The two incidents highlight the need for proper risk assessments and routine inspections on ladders. 

NTSB investigation: Four safety issues after fatal Conception fire

Following months of investigation, NTSB issued its official report on the fire onboard the small passenger vessel Conception in September 2019 off California, which killed 34 people, reiterating poor oversight by the company and USCG regulatory issues as key areas of concern. 

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