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 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.
NTSB published its report on the recreational yacht Silver Lining. The yacht, on July 23, 2019, hit a submerged rock southwest of the Hood Canal Bridge in Hood Canal, Washington. The vessel sustained damage to the hull, propellers, and rudders, and took on water. The eight people on board safely departed the vessel.
As the report by Transport Malta informs, on 27 May 2019, the chief engineer of MV Riga entered the cargo hold as he noticed water. While on the cargo hold ladder, he fell down the access trunk. The crew members brought him out of the cargo hold and tried to resuscitate him. However, their efforts were unsuccessful.
Transport Malta Investigation: Damage to equipment leads to inadvertent release of free-fall lifeboat
As Transport Malta informs in its report on MV Leopold Staff, while the vessel was underwa to Durban, South Africa, the crew members decided to carry out maintenance and test the free-fall lifeboat launching arrangement. However, as the lifeboat was off the ramp, the hoisting slings started to slide out from their ferrules, until the lifting block recoiled and the lifeboat slid to the water.
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