The US Coast Guard (USCG) medevaced a man from a cargo vessel that was sailing approximately 25 miles off the coast of Ocean City, Maryland, after reports of experiencing symptoms of a possible heart attack.
During a maritime drill, six South Korean Navy Sailors were injured on Tuesday, March 3, when a grenade exploded inside a high-speed battleship, with the reasons remaining unknown. It is stated that from the 30 sailors onboard the vessel, two were severely injured and four others sustained light injuries. All sailors were transmitted to nearby hospitals.
A Chinese cargo ship collided with a Japanese fishing vessel, resulting to the former’s sinking. From the sunken vessel, one crew member was rescued, whereas 13 seafarers are still missing. The crewmembers onboard the cargo ship are of Chinese, Vietnamese and Filipino nationality.
In the latest issue of UK Club’s Lookout publication, Capt. Hiroshi Sekine, Senior Loss Prevention Executive, highlights the importance for mariners of gathering evidence from the ship, in the aftermath of an incident at sea.
On 26 February, the fast ship “Atlantic Express” almost sank off Port of Colonia, across Rio de La Plat. In fact, it said that the vessel had been damaged during docking at the port, while it was carrying around 260 passengers onboard.
On 22 February, the ro-ro cargo vessel called “Volcán de Teneguía” reported a fire incident onboard, after leaving Port of Santa Cruz de Tenerife, Canary Islands. In fact, the freight ship was loaded with vehicles and other cargo so as to deliver them to its final destination, Port of Cadiz, Spain.
The Swedish Club’s Navigational Claims issue highlights the importance of double-checking the vessel’s passage plan to ensure that the vessel’s navigational path is correct according to all data entered into the navigational equipment.
The Swedish Club presents another collision incidents from its Navigational Claims issue, according to which a dry cargo vessel collided on channel buoys, as none of the seafarers onboard were checking the position of the vessel on the chart, radar, or by any other means than visually.
The 2020 Navigational Claims report by the Swedish Club is focusing on a ro-ro vessel which eventually grounded due to the fact that the Master and the Navigation Officer did not implement a passage plan.
The UK MAIB launched a new investigation report concerning a collision between the ro-ro passenger ferry Red Falcon and the moored yacht Greylag which was sunk on its mooring as a result.
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