marine casualties

Stellar Daisy network calls for new search on second VDR

The Stellar Daisy accident shocked the shipping industry back in 2017 as only two crewmembers managed to survive. Now, the International Stellar Daisy Network is demanding from the South Korean Government to retrieve the second Voyage Data Recorder (VDR) from the sunken bulk carrier. 

Four crewmembers severely injured when wave breaks over the vessel

As the National Sea Rescue Institute reports, a breaking wave is said to have injured four Filipino crewmen onboard a bulk carrier that was approaching Port Elizabeth. The wave broke over the vessel at sea off-shore of the vicinity of Port Edward on Tuesday, August 6.

Chinese ship that collided with Taiwanese vessel remains unidentified

The Taiwanese Coast Guard investigated the incident concerning a Taiwanese cargo vessel that collided with a Chinese navy ship off Kinmen. Fu Shih-hour, the cargo ship’s captain, stated to Bloomberg that the Chinese vessel tried to persuade him sail to the mainland port of Xiamen.

LPG tanker collides with fishing vessel off Honolulu

As the US Coast Guard reports, a commercial fishing vessel collided with an Italian-flagged tanker, about 20 miles southeast of Oahu, on Wednesday, August 7. The USCG further notes that there were no injuries or pollution after the incident. 

Three capsized ferry boats result to 31 dead in the Philippines

The Philippines were struck by a fatal incident, after three passenger motorboats capsized off the city Iloilo, Panay, on Saturday, August 3. The capsized incident resulted to 31 of the passengers found dead, according to Iloilo city officials. 

Lessons learned: Dropped flexible pipe incident

In its latest Safety Flashes, IMCA describes a case of an incident during lifting operations, resulting in dropped flexible pipe. There were no injuries a s a result from this incident, however, it did have the potential to result in a more serious outcome, IMCA noted. 

Panama-flagged cargo vessel runs aground off Cebu

According to the Philippine Coast Guard, a Panama-flagged cargo vessel ran aground near Philippine Lauis Ledge Lighthouse, off Talisay coast, Cebu, on August 3. The incident took place when the vessel was entering the Traffic Separation Scheme, South Cebu-Mactan.

USCG updates Marine Casualty Reporting Forms

USCG updated its reporting forms for providing a written report of a marine casualty. Owners, operators, managers, and masters for US flag vessels, and for foreign vessels which make port calls should ensure that they have available the latest forms from the USCG.

IMCA: Cutting injury to finger

IMCA published its safety flash focusing on a marine incident where a crew member was trying to remove the outer sheaving from a core conductor by using a knife, but resulted to cutting his finger. 

Two life-boat incidents caused by inexperience and technicalities

IMCA launched a safety flash that focused on two incidents relating to life-raft accidents, as during the release of the life boats, they fell into the sea. The first incident was caused because of an inexperienced second mate, whereas the second one, was caused by a technical matter. 


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