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.
On August 6, 2017, a scallop dredger sank and killed three of the four men onboard a small fishing boat off Shoreham, West Sussex, while its skipper was distracted by WhatsApp. On Monday December 2, a jury at Lewes Crown Court heard that David Brooks Marr was using his laptop computer and social media when he should have been on watch. BBC reports that the three men, aged 40, 41 and 50 drowned when seawater gushed into their boat.
The UK MAIB published its latest investigation report, focusing on a chief engineer’s fatal accident onboard the tug “Millgarth”. Specifically, the chief engineer fell into the River Mersey from the north oil stage at the Tranmere Oil Terminal at Birkenhead, England, in January 2019.
The Transport Accident Investigation Committee (TAIC) is now analyzing a fire incident on a fishing trawler in its accommodation space, with the crews’ attempts being unsuccessful on extinguishing the fire, leading to much of the accommodation being burnt out.
The following case study, based on an investigation report issued by Transport Malta, refers to a fatal injury occurred as the crew member got trapped between the mooring rope on the winch drum and the deck on the poop deck. The safety investigation revealed that in order to perform the task of stowing the mooring ropes on the winch drum, the crew members had to engage physically with the ropes while the winch was rotating.
The UK MAIB, in its recently published Safety Digest, focuses on a freight ro-ro vessel entering a port; Due to concerns of cold weather and disruptions to the vessel’s water pipe system, the master ordered to rig a temporary curtain arrangement in the corridor, at deckhead height, leading to the injury of a seafarer who used a ladder improperly, which led to the ladder slipping.
Swire Pacific Offshore, an offshore vessel operator, confirmed that seven crew members aboard its Pacific Warden, an Anchor Handling Tug Supply Vessel (AHTS), were kidnapped by pirates offshore Equatorial Guinea last week.
A new special prosecution unit raided multiple offices of the Korea Coast Guard with the aim to find evidence in regards to the sinking of the ferry Sewol in 2014, which claimed the lives of 304 people. The raids are said to be part of the latest in a long series of investigations into the loss of the ferry Sewol. It was reported that the raids recovered personnel records listing the names of the first responders on the day of the sinking, as well as other documents related to the accident.
The National Transport Safety Board (NTSB) issued an accident report on a fire that took place on the fishing vessel “Jeanette” which at the time of the incident was pier side at the American Samoa Government (ASG) container facility in the Port of Pago Pago, Tutuila Island, American Samoa, with 18 crewmembers and one shoreside vessel representative on board.
In the latest Safety Digest, UK MAIB focuses on a large cruise vessel entering a narrow river, which resulted to the cruise ship’s stern hit a yacht moored in the navigable channel; UK MAIB recommends that prior to the vessel’s entrance, the interested parties should have specifically planned how the vessel would maneuver, to avoid any accidents.
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