The passenger tour ship named ‘Bei You 25’ ran aground on March 23, at the Western coast of Weizhou island in the Gulf of Tonkin, in China. The vessel was transferring 770 passengers. Yet, no injuries were reported and all passengers were safe.
On March 2, the Singapore-flagged ferry ‘Wavemaster 5’ ran aground at Karang Galang reef, off the eastern coast of Batam, Indonesia. The ferry was voyaging from Tanjung Pinang, Indonesia to Tanah Merah Ferry Terminal, Singapore, when the incident occurred.
Due to an incident that took place on February onboard Sydney Harbour operating passenger ferry in which a high level of toxic gas was detected in a toilet cubicle after a passenger was fatally injured, the importance of maintaining chemical toilets is at the core of the attention.
Irish Ferries shipping company expressed its disappointment with a notice issued by the National Transport Authority (NTA) regarding cancellations after the delayed arrival of the company’s new vessel. Specifically, NTA ordered the Irish company to pay compensation due to the delayed W.B. Yeats delivery from German shipbuilder Flensburger Schiffbau-Gesellschaft (FSG) and cancellation of the ship’s services in the summer of 2018.
Brittania P&I considers the benefits of CCTV cameras on board ships, as a number of visually recorded and publicised maritime incidents highlight the value of such recordings when investigating incidents and determine facts. Mainly, the recordings are of a big help when dealing with accidents that have occurred or have allegedly occurred. CCTV footage can make investigations easier, and also improve the possibility of more findings.
Canada’s Minister of Transport, Marc Garneau, announced new regulations that require Canadian passenger vessel operators to carry a minimum of $250,000 in liability insurance for every passenger on board. The new regulations will come into force on January 11, 2019.
The NTSB issued the official investigation report on the fire onboard the small passenger vessel ‘Island Lady’ on the Pithlachascotee River, near Port Richey, Florida, on 14 January 2018. NTSB held a public meeting in mid-December where it identified insufficient preventative maintenance program and lack of guidance for responding to engine high-temperature conditions as key causes of the accident.
In a public meeting Tuesday, the NTSB determined that an insufficient preventative maintenance program and lack of guidance for responding to engine high-temperature conditions were the key causes of the fire aboard the small passenger vessel ‘Island Lady’, in January 2018, in the waters of the Pithlachascotee River, near Port Ritchey, Florida.
The USCG Marine Safety Center published an update to its technical note “Marine Safety Center Review of Rigid Hull Inflatable Vessels.” The document provides an alternative design standard equivalent to certain regulatory requirements found in 46 CFR Subchapters T and S for rigid hull inflatable and rigid hull foam collar small passenger vessels (RHIs).
Due to steady numbers of casualties associated with passenger vessels in support of recreational diving activities each year, the US Office of Investigations and Analysis posted Marine Safety Alert 15-18, ‘Don’t Let Your Divers Down,’ proposing safety measures to ensure a safe voyage.
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