Transport Malta MSIU issued an investigation report on the serious injury of a crew member onboard the container ship Vermont Trader while anchored off Hong Kong in March 2019.
UK MAIB issued an investigation report on the grounding of the fishing vessel Coelleira off Scotland, in August 2019. The report highlighted that the passage was not properly planned and the vessel’s position was not being closely monitored.
In August 2018, the container ship, ANL Wyong, and the gas carrier, King Arthur, collided in darkness, dense fog and an area of heavy shipping traffic, off Gibraltar. The UK MAIB issued an investigation report on the incident.
The NTSB issued an investigation report on the grounding of the fishing vessel Freyja while on the Bering Sea, Alaska, in March 2019. The investigation revealed the deckhand failed to monitor the vessel as he fell asleep due to extreme fatigue.
Transport Malta investigation: Total loss of power while underway linked to poor crew familiarization
Transport Malta MSIU issued an investigation report on the total loss of power of the bulk carrier MV Leopold LD, following failure of auxiliary engines and the emergency generator, while underway in March 2019.
Transport Malta’s MSIU issued an investigation report on a serious injury of a crew member while lashing containers on the deck of the general cargo ship MV Boston Trader, in the port of Oran, Algeria, on 14 March 2019.
The NTSB issued an investigation report on the contact of the towing vessel ‘Chad Pregracke’ with Old Highway 80 Bridge on the Lower Mississippi River, in February 2019. The report indicated the pilot’s misjudgment of the river current as key cause of the incident.
The US NTSB issued an investigation report on the contact of towing vessel Rivers Wilson and its tow with Norfolk Southern Railway Bridge on the Tombigbee River, in March 2019. The investigation stressed issues associated with poor judgement in high current conditions.
Transport Malta investigation: Chief officer seriously injured after inadvertent release of Free Fall Lifeboat
Transport Malta’s MSIU issued an investigation report on the inadvertent release of the Free Fall Lifeboat (FFLB) and subsequent injuries to the chief officer onboard the tanker Giovanni DP, in March 2019. The investigation revealed that the crew were not fully aware of the correct procedure for testing the release of the hook.
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