Swedish Club

Lessons learned: Restricted visibility leads to collision

The Swedish Club analyzes an incident of a collision of a container ship with a fishing vessel, while in restricted visibility. The container ship continued its voyage after the incident, which was a very bad decision by the Master, the Club stressed. 

Lessons learned: Collision during ‘starboard-to-starboard’ passing

In its Loss prevention – Navigational claims publication, the Swedish Club describes a collision between two vessels in a narrow channel. In this case, while there was a verbal agreement to pass ‘starboard to starboard’, one of the two vessels did not maintain position on its starboard side of the fairway. 

Proper understanding of anchor equipment limitations crucial

The Swedish Club shares lessons learned from a loss of anchor incident, which took place in heavy weather. The anchor and chain were lost and the vessel was not allowed to continue its journey until the anchor and chain had been replaced.

Lessons Learned: Always keep a low speed in low visibility conditions

Swedish Club focuses on a collision incident concerning a container vessel which collided with a fishing vessel in challenging visibility conditions, with the Club highlighting that a vessel should not alter to port towards a vessel on its port bow in restricted visibility as vessel A did in this collision.

Lessons Learned: Crucial to continually evaluate ship traffic

The 2020 Navigational Claims issue by the Swedish Club, discusses a collision that took place in a river, with one of the two vessels involved having made the most crucial mistake by drifting away in the opposite fairway, affected by the weather conditions and current. 


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