Ireland’s Marine Casualty Investigation Board (MCIB) issued an investigation report on the grounding of the general cargo ship MV Alta at Ballyandreen Bay, Ballycotton, Co. Cork, on 16 February 2020. The ship suffered a mechanical breakdown and was abandoned and set adrift by its owners and crew in October 2018.
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As part of its BSafe campaign, the Britannia P&I Club describes a fatality of an electrician from electrocution, while performing maintenance of the inert gas scrubber electrical system, onboard an oil tanker. The electrician had been working alone at the time.
In its recenty published Safety Flashes, IMCA addresses an incident where a lead-acid battery blew up when an engine was started. To remind, IMCA Safety Flashes summarise key safety matters and incidents, allowing lessons to be more easily learnt for the benefit of all.
RMI issued an investigation report on the fatality of a crew member onboard the cargo ship Singapore Spirit while underway, in March 2020. The seafarer was working alone in a cargo hold at the time of the incident. The investigation highlighted non-compliance with the enclosed space entry procedures.
Following International Marine Contractors Association’s (IMCA) latest Safety Flashes, it is summarized a COVID-19 case onboard and the proper dispose of surgical face masks.
In its Monthly Safety Scenario, the Swedish P&I Club describes a case of a bulk carrier grounding caused by engine failure. Shortly after departing port, a main engine slowdown alarm was triggered due to a loss of cooling water in the main engine. The Master ordered half head, but there was no response from the engine.
IMCA Safety Flashes summarise key safety matters and incidents. In this case, IMCA focuses on inappropriate use of pneumatic line thrower for mooring line.
UK MAIB published its report on Finlandia Seaways, which on 16 April 2018 sufered a catastrophic main engine failure that caused serious structural damage to the engine and a fire in the engine room.
JTSB issued an investigation report on the collision of the oil/chemical tanker EOS with the cargo ship AISHO No.8, in the Nagoya Port North Passage, Aichi Prefecture, in March 2019. The investigation stressed that each master respectively attempted to avoid the incident, but course signals made using international signal flags were not checked and VHF communication was not maintained.
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