In July’s monthly safety scenario, the Swedish Club presents the case of a vessel that conducted a rescue boat drill, and resulted to an incident as the company had no specific instructions in the training manual, SMS, PMS or in any other manual on how the rescue boat should be launched.
The ferry Morning Bird was struck from behind just yards from the busy pier at Sadarghat during the morning rush hour, which led to a fatal accident and 32 bodies having been recovered from the wreck.
The US Coast Guard commenced a search for a crewmember who reportedly went overboard of an LPG tanker at a position about 400 miles east of Cape Hatteras on Wednesday afternoon, June 24.
As seen in the video below, the bunker tanker called Cap Pinede crashed into a breakwater at the Port of Marseille in France.
A US Coast Guard (USCG) helicopter medevaced a crewmember from the boxship Laura Maersk, which was located about 275 miles off the coast of Ocean City, Maryland.
The Ministry of Hong Kong issued a merchant shppping information about a fatality onboard a Hong Kong registered bulk carrier whilst at berth, where the electrical engineer, perhaps influenced by alcohol aftershore leave, took an improper route to board the vessel and fell into the sea.
The Transportation Safety Board of Canada issued an investigation report about a vessel sailing through the Suez Canal when it collided with a light fixture, resulting to the light mast being damaged, while the festoon rail on Crane 4 was bent over.
The Transportation Safety Board of Canada published an investigation report of a tug that capsized, revealing that the vessel did not operate under an SMS, and the crew did not have procedures for identifying or mitigating hazards.
SAMSA reported that the Cosco Shipping Energy Transportation VLCC Yuan Hua Hu experienced an unspecified engine problem while sailing in the Indian Ocean off South Africa, prompting an emergency response by multiple South African agencies.
Armed pirates boarded the product tanker Tosna Star and robbed it, while it was off the port of Port-au-Prince, Haiti last Sunday, according to one of its crewmembers.
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