SMART4SEA Conference & Awards

31 Jan 2017
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SMART4SEA Conference & Awards

31 Jan 2017
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Accidents

IMCA reports divers’ near miss incident

diver

IMCA has reported an incident in which a diver's umbilical became trapped and subsequently damaged.The incident occurred when two divers were working on some underwater clamps associated with two chlorination dosing lines on either side of the entrance to a gravity fed seawater intake located in a culvert.

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Cell phones: A hazard to navigation?

mobile

Occasioned by an accident caused by the crew being distracted by using their mobile phones, both an investigation report and a guidance were recently issued. The North of England P&I Club further encouraged the development of procedures for the restriction of mobile phone usage.

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UK MAIB investigates collision on Humber River

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The UK MAIB, after having investigated the collision between Petunia Seaways and Peggotty on the River Humber 19 May 2016, concluded that Peggotty’s skipper became disorientated in the dense fog, resulting in him taking the motor launch into the shipping channel and subsequently into the path of the outbound ferry.

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El Faro Investigative Hearings shed light to the tragedy

El Faro

USCG has held Marine Board of Investigation hearings into El Faro accident focusing on the transcript of the containership’s bridge audio recordings, released by NTSB last year. During the hearings, testimonies revealed that the cargo ship that sank after losing propulsion in a hurricane could have suffered a catastrophic boiler explosion and investigated the ship’s safety culture onboard.

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