NTSB issued an investigation report on the contact of crane barge Mr Ervin, pushed by towing vessel Kristin Alexis, with Sunshine Bridge on the Lower Mississippi River, in October 2018. The investigation highlighted the incident was a result of poor voyage planning, lack of company oversight and watch turnover between the pilot and the Master.
Wärtsilä revealed its new Navi-Planner voyage planning and optimisation solution during Nor-Shipping 2019. Developed by Transas, a Wärtsilä company, the new Navi-Planner utilizes the connected ECDIS. The new connectivity enables onboard voyage planning to be cut from 5 hours to 30min, and it also aims to provide better navigational safety standard for less experienced seafarers.
NAPA, a maritime software, services and data analysis provider and ChartWorld, a digital chart agent, announced their partnership to provide artificial intelligence-driven voyage planning and optimization. The solution incorporates modules for evaluating the operational efficiency of past voyages. It then uses this data to improve the efficiency of future transits where there are similar variables and trends.
Capt. Hans Hederström, Managing Director of CSMART, stressed the Captain has the role of a leader instead of an operator, willing to delegate and coach officers. Combining Voyage Planning and Bridge Resource Management, as well as effective communication for timely intervention, are vital, he added.
A recent run of container loss claims by the London Club has highlighted some of the common contributory factors, emerging from the investigation process. The Club noted that the subject of mis-declared container weights continues to be a problem, however, it was the attending surveyor’s observations regarding cargo securing equipment that ‘catch the eye’.
Together with AIS position and other information, the Tidetech data is integrated into NAPA’s Fleet Intelligence and Class-NK NAPA Green Monitoring programs, which use proprietary algorithms to provide a view of global performance and ship-specific performance analysis.
While the master focused on recovering the boats, L Austral inadvertently entered a 300-metre unauthorised zone, which was not permitted to enter and struck an uncharted rock. The hull was pierced and an empty void space was flooded. The Transport Accident Investigation Commission issued an investigation report.
In its investigation report released today, Canada’s Transportation Safety Board found that inadequate vessel maintenance and voyage planning guided by an under-qualified crew led to the January 2017 grounding of the tanker ‘Arca 1’ near Sydney, Nova Scotia. The vessel sustained major damage to hull and propulsion.
RMI issued an advisory referring to causal factors that have led to marine casualties off Singapore and Chittagong. Following a five-year review of collisions, allisions and groundings in the areas, the Flag Administration noted that many of the casualties occurred in designated anchorages.
AMSA is enforcing compliance with SOLAS requirements for up-to-date charts and publications, including voyage planning, as part of their Port State Control efforts.
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