Transport Malta’s MSIU issued an investigation report on a serious injury of a crew member while lashing containers on the deck of the general cargo ship MV Boston Trader, in the port of Oran, Algeria, on 14 March 2019.
Transport Malta investigation: Chief officer seriously injured after inadvertent release of Free Fall Lifeboat
Transport Malta’s MSIU issued an investigation report on the inadvertent release of the Free Fall Lifeboat (FFLB) and subsequent injuries to the chief officer onboard the tanker Giovanni DP, in March 2019. The investigation revealed that the crew were not fully aware of the correct procedure for testing the release of the hook.
Transport Malta’s MSIU issued an investigation report on the main engine failure of the oil/chemical tanker ‘MV Guroni’ while underway in January 2019. According to the report, the lubrication oil filter of the main engine had been improperly mounted.
Transport Malta MSIU issued an investigation report on a serious injury of a crew member onboard the tanker ‘Sichem Ruby’ off Spain in January 2019. While the pumpman was tightening the bolt, the Teflon blank dislodged and gave way under the pressurised sulphuric acid, which remained trapped in the pipeline.
The following case study, based on an investigation report issued by Transport Malta, refers to a fatal injury occurred as the crew member got trapped between the mooring rope on the winch drum and the deck on the poop deck. The safety investigation revealed that in order to perform the task of stowing the mooring ropes on the winch drum, the crew members had to engage physically with the ropes while the winch was rotating.
Transport Malta issued an accident report focusing on a vessel which faced many challenges navigating through rough weather conditions; Although all works were suspended in sight of the heavy weather, equipment in the engine room broke and fatally injured two crewmembers.
Transport Malta launched an investigation on the collision of two vessels, that took place on September 8 2018; The vessels both suffered structural damages, yet there were no injuries reported. Based on the information already available, the safety investigation will be focussing on several areas related to the navigation aspect and the dynamics of the events that led to the collision.
Transport Malta’s MSIU issued a report on the fatality of two crew members onboard the chemical tanker ‘Key Fighter’ in September 2018. The two crew men fell from a height which led to fatal injuries. It was not excluded that the cause of death could have been either H2S gas intoxication or suffocation due to lack of O2.
Transport Malta issued a report on a garage fire onboard the yacht ‘MY Kanga’ while at anchor off Croatia, in September 2018. The investigation concluded that in all probability, the seat of the fire was the Lithium-ion batteries. Transport Malta recommended a review of the Commercial Yacht Code of 2015.
Transport Malta’s MSIU issued an investigation report on the equipment failure leading to one fatality and one serious injury of crew onboard the crude oil tanker ‘MT SANAR-8’ in July 2018.
Port of Busan, Hyundai to cut emissions via green equipment03/07/2020
USCG: Advance Notice of Arrival requirements for commercial and recreational vessels03/07/2020
- Maritime Health
SeaSense - Expert Thinking on COVID-19 impact on seafarers03/07/2020
RMI: Security guidance for ships in Libya03/07/2020
- Maritime Health
Self-quarantine important for crew change in Singapore03/07/2020
300 crew of cruise ship disembark after extended quarantine03/07/2020
RMI: Key similarities of enclosed space entry incidents03/07/2020
Yang Ming meets IMO GHG targets 11 years ahead of schedule03/07/2020
Reaching climate goals requires major clean energy innovation, IEA report says03/07/2020
Philippines opens "Green Lane" to facilitate crew change03/07/2020