SAFETY4SEA Awards
2017
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SAFETY4SEA Awards
2017
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Accidents

Ten years passed since the Pasha Bulker grounding

grounding

The 2017 marks ten years since the grounding of "Pasha Bulker", on 8 June 2007, off Newcastle. Pasha Bulker got underway after dragging its anchor in the strong gale. With both its anchors in their hawse pipes and all of its machinery operational, Pasha Bulker grounded on Nobbys Beach. All of the ship’s crew were evacuated by helicopter that afternoon.

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AB dies after slipping from hopper tank

slipping

The Marine Safety Investigation Unit issued an investigation report, regarding an accidental fall from a height of a crew member, during the cargo hold cleaning operations, onboard a bulk carrier. The purpose is to determine the circumstances and safety factors of the incident, to prevent further marine casualties from occurring again.

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Unexpected release of lifeboat occurred onboard tanker

lifeboat

The Bahamas Maritime Authority issued a safety alert, in order to inform on a sudden disengagement of a lifeboat, during ship inspection onboard a tanker. The alert contains a description of the accident and lessons learnt, in order to increase awareness, which may prevent similar incidents from occurring in the future.

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New guide examines major casualty response

casualty

The Swedish Club published "Anatomy of an Accident", providing insight into the coordinated exercise that surrounds a serious vessel casualty. Illustrating just how easily an incident can escalate; the guide explores the various processes involved in dealing with an emergency situation, and the complicated interplay between professionals involved.

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Crewmembers trapped after fire breaks out on cruise ship

explosion

The Bahamas Maritime Authority issued the investigation report into the forward engine room fire which occurred on the 22nd October 2015 onboard Royal Caribbean cruise ship 'Splendour of the Seas'. A total of 12 crewmembers were trapped in three workshops on deck 0 in the forward engine room during the course of the incident.

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Fire caused while welding on board cargo vessel

welding

The Swedish P&I Club has issued its Monthly Safety Scenario for June, regarding an incident of fire on board a general cargo vessel. The fire was emitted during welding operations, a common practice when carrying cargo, in order to secure it. By presenting this case, the Club urges operators to think of possible actions if something similar occurred in their vessels.

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Poor watchkeeping causes collision

collision

The Japan Transport Safety Board issued an investigation report on the collision between a container ship and a fishing vessel off Himeshima Village, Oita Prefecture, Japan, that killed one person. The report includes causes of the incident and lessons learnt, to prevent similar accidents from occurring in the future.

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Navigation by eye is not always accurate

grounding

The UK Marine Accident Investigation Branch issued an investigation report, concerning the grounding of the passenger ferry "Royal Iris of the Mersey" on Mersey river, UK, in July 2016. The report also includes what happened and safety lessons learned, in order to prevent similar incidents of occurring in the future.

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