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Inefficient lookout leads to fatal vessel sinking

Transport Malta’s MSIU issued an investigation report on the collision and subsequent foundering of the fishing vessel ‘Mohammed Badry’ off Tunisia in July 2018 that killed one fisherman. The report stresses that the attention of the bridge look-outs on both vessels was likely directed elsewhere.

Seafarer’s deadly fall attributed to lack of barrier systems

Transport Malta’s MSIU issued an investigation report on the fatal fall of a crew member onboard the general cargo ship ‘MV Altenavi’ while underway in the Black Sea. The safety investigation identified missing physical and symbolic barrier systems inside the cargo hold from where it is believed that the seafarer fell.

Crew member dies in oxygen deficient cargo hold

Transport Malta’s MSIU issued an investigation report on a crew member fatality inside the cargo hold onboard the Maltese-registered general cargo ship ‘KATI’, while at the port of Wismar, on 16 July 2018. The death was associated to a deficient in oxygen atmosphere inside the cargo hold. 

Fatal fall onboard pleasure yacht attributed to alcohol

Transport Malta MSIU issued an investigation report on a fatal fall onboard the pleasure yacht ‘La Polonia’, while moored at Porto Maurizio, Italy. On the morning of 4 July 2018, the chief stewardess was found lying on the floor of her cabin, unresponsive, with her legs on the stairs.

Transport Malta reminds on vessels’ obligations concerning CO2 emissions

Transport Malta issued a notice to mariners, as the Merchant Shipping Directorate wishes to remind vessels covered by Regulation (EU) No 2015/757 of the European Parliament and of the Council of 29 April 2015 on the regulations concerning monitoring, reporting and verification of carbon dioxide emissions.

Lessons learned: Man overboard during rescue boat maintenance

Transport Malta’s Marine Safety Investigation Unit issued an investigation report on a man overboard incident involving the Maltese-registered bulk carrier ‘Seastar Endeavour’ in the North Sea Deep Water Route, on 20 May. No crew member had witnessed the accident and the man was never found. 

Lessons learned: Slinging steel coil injures stevedore

Transport Malta’s Marine Safety Investigation Unit (MSIU) issued an investigation report on a serious injury of a stevedore onboard the Panamanian-flagged general cargo ship ‘NS Tera’ at Laboratory Wharf, Valletta, in April 2018. 

Malta: Annual return of shipping firms benefitting from tonnage tax scheme

Transport Malta published a circular drawing the attention of all concerned to the reporting obligations contained in the Merchant Shipping (Taxation and Other Matters Relating to Shipping Organisations) Regulations. Shipping organizations falling within the scope of regulation 4(4) of these Regulations and approved as such, must submit an annual declaration to the Commissioner for Revenue.

Close quarter situation makes ships collision inevitable

Transport Malta issued a report on the collision between the general cargo ship ‘Britannica Hav’ and the fishing vessel ‘Z121 Deborah’, in the English Channel in March 2018. The report found that a close quarter situation progressed to an extent that the collision between the two vessels became inevitable.


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