The 2020 Navigational Claims issue by the Swedish Club, discusses a collision that took place in a river, with one of the two vessels involved having made the most crucial mistake by drifting away in the opposite fairway, affected by the weather conditions and current.
Swedish Club’s Navigational Claims 2020 issue pays great attention to a collision incident, highlighting that both vessels saw the danger but none took preventive actions to avoid the collision, resulting to one of the vessels listing.
Transport Malta’s MSIU issued an investigation report on a fatal fall of a crew member of the Maltese-registered bulk carrier ‘New Island’ in Greek waters, in December 2018. While in the cargo hold, the AB fell from a height of approximately six to seven meters onto the tank top.
In its latest Safety Digest, UK MAIB focuses on an incident on a yacht which was into a 10-day ocean passage when it encountered a sudden increase in wind strength during hours of darkness. As the sea conditions deteriorated rapidly, the crew began reefing the main sail in order to reduce the yacht’s sail area; head sails needed to be lowered as well. After the main sail had been reefed, one of the crew was sent below to get extra help from the off-watch crew. The crew member started helping in the cockpit with preparations for lowering the headsails, while she had not yet been clipped on her tether to one of the yacht’s jackstays.
UK MAIB in its latest Safety Digest discusses a fire onboard a fishing trawler which took place in the engine room, highlighting the importance of regular fire drills, so that the crew is always ready to deal with unexpected situations.
In its latest Safety Digest, UK MAIB focuses on an incident where a crewmember on a fishing trawler had their hand stuck on the flaking machine’s rack and pinion arrangement; While the other deckhand tried to help, they panicked causing a more serious injury to the crewmember.
NTSB issued an investigation report on the explosion and fire onboard the offshore supply vessel ‘Grand Sun’ while in the Gulf of Mexico, in October 2018. The report identified overheating of electrical wiring, associated with a chest freezer or the receptacle powering it, as key cause.
The Republic of the Marshall Islands Maritime Administrator issued an investigation report on the fatality of a Pilot while disembarking a ship and attempting to transfer from the pilot ladder to an escort tugboat off the Port of Tuapse, Russia, in the early morning hours of 30 December 2018.
The Japan Transport Safety Board focuses on a fatality which took place during container loading operations at the Nabeta wharf, Yatomi city, Aichi Prefecture, where a Stevedore lost their life after he got caught between two containers, and was then pronounced dead by a doctor.
The Philippines has a long history of fatal maritime accidents. This time, SAFETY4SEA focuses on the deadly sinking of the ‘Princess of the Orient’. The ferry sank off Fortune Island, near the provinces of Cavite and Batangas, on September 18, 1998, claiming the lives of 150 people. Extreme weather conditions, along with ‘’erroneous maneuvering of the vessel by the captain’’, were the immediate causes of the accident.
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