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
A series of causes contributed to vessel grounding; the safety investigation revealed that the course recommended by the pilot was different from the one prepared in the passage planning. Moreover, during navigation in El Dekheila Channel (Egypt), the vessel navigated close to shallow areas, and subsequently ran aground and remained stranded.
NTSB issued an investigation report on the collision of two commercial fishing vessels in the Pacific Ocean, in June 2019, while pursuing the same school of tuna. The report highlighted that neither vessel followed international collision regulations.
RMI issued a Marine Safety Advisory providing lessons learned from recent cases where ships have spilled oil overboard or had near misses during bunker operations in Singapore.
RMI issued an investigation report on a fatal fall onboard the container ship AL RAWDAH in January 2019. The report stressed issues associated with poor SMS implementation and lack of safety harness.
ATSB issued a report on a crew fatality in the elevator trunk on the container ship OOCL Kuala Lumpur, in June 2018. While driving the elevator from the cage top, the electro-technical officer became trapped between the moving cage and the bulkhead, and was fatally injured.
NTSB issued an investigation report on the contact of towing vessel Dewey R with CSX Railroad Bridge Protection Cell in Chicago Sanitary and Ship Canal, in April 2019. The report highlighted the pilot’s departure from the centerline of the channel as his visibility was reduced.
UK MAIB published its report on a 28 February 2019 incident. Then, the master of Cherry Sand was crushed between the dredger and the jetty after he fell while attempting to step ashore to assist berthing the vessel in Rosyth, Scotland.
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