As the report by Transport Malta informs, on 27 May 2019, the chief engineer of MV Riga entered the cargo hold as he noticed water. While on the cargo hold ladder, he fell down the access trunk. The crew members brought him out of the cargo hold and tried to resuscitate him. However, their efforts were unsuccessful.
Transport Malta Investigation: Damage to equipment leads to inadvertent release of free-fall lifeboat
As Transport Malta informs in its report on MV Leopold Staff, while the vessel was underwa to Durban, South Africa, the crew members decided to carry out maintenance and test the free-fall lifeboat launching arrangement. However, as the lifeboat was off the ramp, the hoisting slings started to slide out from their ferrules, until the lifting block recoiled and the lifeboat slid to the water.
Transport Malta MSIU issued an investigation report on the collision of the bulk carrier MV PERSENK with the general cargo ship AHMET CAN, in the Sea of Marmara, in May 2019. The report highlighted that OOWs on both vessels did not notice each other until Ahmet Can was very close and right ahead.
Transport Malta MSIU issued an investigation report on the damage to equipment, leading to a fall from a height on deck, onboard the crude oil tanker MT Alyarmouk in May 2019.
Transport Malta MSIU issued an investigation report on the sinking of the fishing vessel Zaira in Marsascala Bay, resulting in death of two fishermen, on 4 May 2019. The investigation highlighted that the vessel sank after flooding of compartments and loss of stability.
Transport Malta MSIU issued an investigation report on the collision of the Maltese-flagged general cargo ship Klara with the Singapore registered general cargo/container ship Posidana and the Belgian tug Braakman in a Dutch Canal in April 2019.
Transport Malta MSIU issued an investigation report on the grounding of the Maltese-registered container ship ‘APL Danube’ in April 2019. The investigation revealed that the route on the ECDIS had been deactivated, while the Captain was away from the console during ship’s manoeuvre.
Transport Malta’s MSIU issued an investigation report on the collision of LNG carrier ‘ASEEM’ and the VLCC ‘SHINYO OCEAN’ in the passage channel of the Fujairah Offshore Anchorage Area, UAE, in March 2019.
Transport Malta MSIU issued an investigation report on the serious injury of a crew member onboard the container ship Vermont Trader while anchored off Hong Kong in March 2019.
Transport Malta investigation: Total loss of power while underway linked to poor crew familiarization
Transport Malta MSIU issued an investigation report on the total loss of power of the bulk carrier MV Leopold LD, following failure of auxiliary engines and the emergency generator, while underway in March 2019.
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