Transport Malta MSIU issued an investigation report on the collision of the bulk carrier MV PERSENK with the general cargo ship AHMET CAN, in the Sea of Marmara, in May 2019. The report highlighted that OOWs on both vessels did not notice each other until Ahmet Can was very close and right ahead.
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.
Ireland’s MCIB issued an investigation report on the fatality of a crew member while attempting to board a fishing vessel at Rosslare Europort, in May 2019. The crew member was under the influence of alcohol.
Belgium’s FEBIMA issued a report on a fatality of a crew member while embarking on the fishing vessel Z.15 – ZILVERMEEUW, at Milford Docks, UK, in November 2019. The report identified absence of a safe access point to the vessel and consumption of alcohol as key causes of the accident.
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.
Transport Malta MSIU issued an investigation report on the damage to equipment, leading to a fall from a height on deck, onboard the crude oil tanker MT Alyarmouk in May 2019.
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 published its report on the contact of Mary Lucy Lane Tow with Markland Locks and Workboat Gibson. The incident took place on December 18, 2018, on the Ohio River.
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.
Ireland’s MCIB issued an investigation report on a fatal incident at Killybegs Harbour Co. Donegal in March 2019. The investigation revealed a man fell in the water while transiting from one vessel to another, after consumption of alcohol and in poor weather that caused movement of vessels.
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UN Sec-Gen: Shipping bailouts should be in line with Paris Agreement goals10/07/2020
- Cyber Security
American P&I Club and ABS Consulting join forces to drive cyber awareness10/07/2020
US proposes new bill to provide relief for US ports, maritime operators10/07/2020
12 Governments pledge action for seafarers during virtual summit10/07/2020
Keel laid for world’s first fully electric tug09/07/2020
South Africa extends seafarers' certificate expiration date09/07/2020
BPA: UK must focus on coastal regions and green investment09/07/2020
Mission to Seafarers: How to mitigate COVID-19 impact on seafarers’ mental health09/07/2020
Dealing with undeclared bunker in a Turkish port09/07/2020