marine casualties

Offshore worker injured in fire incident in the North Sea

An offshore worker was injured in a fire incident on Monday, October 14, on board the Taqa’s Tern Alpha platform in the North Sea, located about 90 nm to the northeast of the Shetland Islands in the UK, leading to a temporary production shut-down. The worker suffered an arm injury due to the fire and was then medevaced by helicopter to Lerwick for treatment, after a request to the Maritime and Coastguard Agency.

Danube collision: Captain is expected to face charges

As Reuters reports, Hungarian prosecutors are expected to charge the captain of the cruise ship that hit and sank the ‘Mermaid’ tourist vessel on the River Danube, which led to 28 people onboard losing their lives. The tourist boat had 35 people onboard, from whom 28 were found dead after research operations. 

First images of damaged Iranian tanker and its oil leakage

The Iranian news outlet Shana published the first images of the damaged tanker Sabiti, which was hit by missiles in the Red Sea, last week, off Saudi Arabia’s coast and suffered two hull breaches, while Iranian PMO’s Managing Director Mohammad Rastad commented that it was definitely a missile hit.

Navy of the Dominican Republic refloats grounded cargo vessel

The cargo vessel Habib Express which ran aground off the Beata Island in the Dominican Republic in late September, was refloated on October 7, according to Dominican Republic Navy. The Tanzanian-flagged vessel was sailing from Miami,Florida, to the port of Haina when its bow beached on September 11.

Five dead onboard cargo ship due to Typhoon Hagibis

The Chinese Embassy confirmed to Xinhua that five Chinese crewmembers died, three are missing and four have been rescued from the Panama-registered vessel that sank in Tokyo Bay, Saturday October 12. The vessel was discovered undersea on October 13. 

Cargo leakage from Iranian tanker stopped

After the Iranian oil tanker Sabiti was hit by missiles in the Red Sea, last week, off Saudi Arabia’s coast, leakage of cargo has been stopped. The ship is now heading for the Gulf, while the incident has not been independently confirmed yet, and there is no claim of responsibility.

Iranian oil tanker allegedly hit by missiles off Saudi Arabia

An Iranian oil tanker was hit, allegedly by missiles, in the Red Sea, off Saudi Arabia’s coast on Friday, October 11, at around 5 am local time (02:00 GMT), as local Iranian media reported. Iranian media have published images from the vessel after the attack, but the vessel shows no signs of damage; Yet, the signs of the hull are not in the frame. 

Drunk crew and structural issues result to ferry sinking

An independent commission issued an accident report concerning the loss of the ferry MV Butiraoi which was produced in response to the very strong calls from the public including the Kiribati House of Parliament, demanding answers to a number of very critical issues in relation to the foundering of the MV Butiraoi off the coast of Nonouti on Thursday, 18 January 2018.

1 killed, 3 injured onboard ferry due to rough weather

Grimaldi Group’s ro-ro ferry was sailing towards Porto Torres, when it experienced rough weather conditions, resulting to one seafarers being killed and three more being injured onboard the ro/ro Euroferry Malta vessel.

Skipper unable to slow down vessel, collides with wind turbine tower

In the latest edition of Safety Digest, UK MAIB focuses on a collision, when a crew transfer vessel collided with a wind turbine power, as the pitch control rod on the starboard controllable pitch propeller system was stuck, making the skippers attempts to slow down the vessel unsuccessful. 

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