NTSB issued an investigation report on the contact of the crane barge U1510, pushed by the towing vessel Goose Creek, with overhead powerlines, while on the Elizabeth River, in June 2019. The report highlighted poor company oversight and lack of a towing safety management system.
The Dutch Safety Board issued an investigation on the loss of containers from the MSC Zoe in 2019, sharing valuable lessons learned on the shipping routes that pass the Wadden Islands to the north.
The Standard Club’s loss prevention (LP) department comments on how this current crisis in oil prices coupled with the fall in demand has pushed several oil producers, traders and consumers to stock up, leading to a shortage in storage space for oil, not just crude but even clean products such as aviation fuel and gasoline.
New Zealand’s Transport Accident Investigation Committee (TAIC) issued an investigation report on the crew fatality during cargo-securing operations onboard the bulk log carrier Coresky OL, while at Eastland Port, Gisborne, in April 2019.
UK MAIB issued an investigation report on the fall of a suspended load, resulting in injuries of two crewmen onboard the general cargo vessel ZEA Servant, in Campbeltown, Scotland, on 2 March 2019.
During routine sea chest strainer cleaning at sea on board a Hong Kong registered container ship, a heavy sea chest cover suddenly falling from height and fatally hit the fitter working underneath.
The Hong Kong Marine Department issued marine notice to draw the attention to ship operators to lessons learned from a collision between a fishing vessel and an oil tanker in Dangan Channel.
NTSB issued an investigation report on the contact of the bulk carrier Dank Silver with a fender of the Sunshine Bridge in the Lower Mississippi River, in June 2019. The investigation identified the pilot’s decision to turn the vessel off the dock, instead of going upriver, as key cause of the accident.
Two case studies to pinpoint best practices and those actions that can result to unpleasant situations.
The collision highlights once again the need for more efforts toward improving Bridge Resource Management and addressing best practices for enhanced safety of navigation
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- Cyber Security
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Nautical Institute President focuses on diversity, branch engagement and technology07/07/2020
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- Maritime Health
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