lessons learned

TSB investigation: Three safety concerns after bottom contact of passenger vessel

TSB Canada issued an investigation report into the bottom contact of the passenger vessel Island Queen III near Whiskey Island off Kingston, in August 2017. The Board issued three safety concerns relating to carriage of lifejackets, the evacuation of passengers during an emergency, and specialized training for crew.

Lessons learned: Man overboard in heavy weather

Recent reports say operators are directing ships through the Straits of Magellan and round The Cape of Good Hope in order to save on canal dues amid the suppressed fuel prices. In this regard,  the UK Club issued a reminder to Masters of the considerations that should be taken into account when operating in areas of adverse weather conditions.     

Communication a main factor of accidents at sea: Three real-life examples

Poor communication has been a main contributing factor in numerous maritime casualties, varying from groundings and collisions to entire ship losses and even worse, fatalities. We picked three accidents from the years 2018 and 2019 to create a better understanding of how this simple-to-hear factor can be vital to a ship’s safety.

NTSB investigation: Towing vessel contacts submerged dredge pipe

The NTSB issued an investigation report on the contact of the towing vessel Dejeanne maria with a submerged dredge pipe on the Lower Mississippi River, in April 2019. The investigation highlighted that the last bathymetric survey did not detect the hazard.

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