In its Monthly Safety Scenario for April, the Swedish Club describes a case of collision after grounding in a busy anchorage area. When changing the arrival time to the pilot station, the Master altered the plans, increasing speed, and took a shortcut through the anchorage.
Transport Malta’s MSIU issued an investigation report on the collision of LNG carrier ‘ASEEM’ and the VLCC ‘SHINYO OCEAN’ in the passage channel of the Fujairah Offshore Anchorage Area, UAE, in March 2019.
The US National Transportation Safety Board published its report on the collision of the towing vessel St. Rita and tow with moored barges, and subsequent sinking.
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.
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APM Terminals mobile boosts handling capacity02/04/2020
Port of Oakland: Dockworker dies after falling from ship02/04/2020
Lessons learned: Grounding and collision in busy anchorage02/04/2020
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US Navy, Royal navy on COVID-1902/04/2020
Transport Malta investigation: Collision of LNG carrier and VLCC attributed to VHF communication02/04/2020
Russian freighter replaces entire crew after COVID-19 infection02/04/2020
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Update 02 April: Live map depicts spread of coronavirus02/04/2020
Traffic at Suez Canal unaffected by COVID-1902/04/2020
Suez Canal adjusts rates of reductions for LNG carriers02/04/2020