In September’s monthly scenario, the Swedish club reports of a tanker that was run aground because of the typhoon. The vessel was anchored off an Asian port when a category 2 typhoon led to the wind increasing to more than Beaufort scale 12. The crew abandoned the vessel, while there were no injuries or pollution reported.
Monthly Safety Scenario
The Swedish Club in its August monthly safety scenario focuses on a large container vessel that was sailing on a SE course in the North Atlantic, bound for a European port. While sailing the weather got worse and the wind reached Beaufort scale 9, resulting to 7-metre waves. The vessel was hit on its starboard side, causing heavy rolling. The maximum rolling was 20o to starboard and 30o to port.
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The Swedish Club issued its Monthly Safety Scenario focusing on a fatality that took place during work operations. The event took place when four technicians were transmitted from a bow to a tug, and had to climb the ladder. One of the technicians fell in the water and lost his life when a big wave hit the tug and he lost his balance.
In its latest Safety Scenario, the Swedish Club focuses on a case regarding three stowaways. Namely, the crew of a container ship that had left from Lagos discovered three people sitting on the rudder. The stowaways had used a small rowing boat to reach the vessel and had managed to climb up the rudder and then into the rudder trunk.
In its monthly safety scenario for May, the Swedish Club described a case of a serious injury during a man overboard drill, which left a crew member disabled for life. The Monthly Safety Scenario seeks to assist operators to comply with international safety regulations.
In its Monthly Safety Scenario for April, the Swedish Club describes a case of cargo damage caused by water ingress due to a crack on the hatch coaming. The incident resulted in several days of delay for the ship to get the wet cargo off the vessel, while most of the cargo was refused by the buyer.
The Swedish Club published its monthly safety scenario for March. In this month’s scenario, the Swedish Club describes an engine room fire that burst while the vessel was sailing. The master and the crewmembers finally put the fire out. Yet, later on it was found that only seven of thirteen CO2 bottles were released into the engine room.
On its monthly safety scenario for January, the Swedish Club presents a case where a ro-ro vessel with high speed approached the berth in a port but was not able to carefully enter because of the wind, causing the vessel’s bulbous bow to hit the quay. The vessel was obliged to dry dock and repair the bulbous bow.
In its Monthly Safety Scenario for November, the Swedish P&I club analyzes a case of a ship grounding due to insufficient checking of the passage plan. When creating the passage plan, it is suggested that the plan is double checked by another officer to ensure all waypoints have been selected.
In its Monthly Safety Scenario, the Swedish Club presents a case of ship grounding, discussing what can happen when someone communicates in a language that is not understood by everybody onboard. A pilot was communicating on the VHF with the VTS in Spanish and he did not clarify for the Master what he had said.
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