The UK Maritime Coast Guard Agency rescued two people off Cornwall on November 18, after their sailing vessel took on water and started to sink.
UK MAIB published its report on a man overboard incident from the single-handed creel boat Sea Mist. The incident took place on 27 March 2019, and resulted to the loss of one life.
In light of the recently-published investigation into the fatal capsizing of the fishing vessel ‘Laura Jane’ off Plymouth in May 2018, the UK MAIB issued a safety flyer with valuable safety lessons learned for the fishing industry, stressing risks associated with vessel overloading and poor stability assessment.
After a successful refloating of the Russian bulk carrier ‘Kuzma Minin’ last week off Cornwell, UK MCA Surveyors conducted a PSC Inspection in the early evening of 18 December and confirmed a breach in one of the fuel tanks. Tank readings indicate the tank has filled with water as a consequence of the grounding, however no pollution has been reported.
In its latest safety digest, UK MCA highlights the danger of the carbon monoxide. UK MCA presents an incident where two people on board an inland waterways motor cruiser died due to carbon monoxide poisoning. Carbon monoxide from the wet exhaust probably entered the accommodation through gaps.
The UK Maritime & Coastguard Agency informed of two serious and potentially near fatal accidental CO2 releases on UK ships in the last two years. In both cases the CO2 leaked from the manifold into the CO2 room. UK MCA reminds operators that CO2 is highly asphyxiating.
The UK MCA announced that ten foreign flagged ships were under detention in UK ports during January 2018 after failing Port State Control inspection. During January, there were six new detentions of foreign flagged vessels in a UK port, while four vessels remained under detention from previous months.
The UK Coastguard assisted a Russian flagged vessel that had a significant list just outside Portsmouth Harbour. However, inclement weather impedes plans to move ‘Mekhanik Yartsev’, which remains at anchor in the Solent Plans and will transit in to Southampton Harbour with tug escort on 28 December.
The pilot and the captain of the car carrier ‘City of Rotterdam’, which collided with a ferry in December 2015, in the River Humber, have received suspended sentences of four months in prison each, according to UK MCA.
The captain of the Dutch motor vessel ‘Ruyter’ that ran aground at Rathlin Island has been fined £1,000 at Armagh Magistrate’s Court, after pleading guilty to failing to keep a proper look out.
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