SMART4SEA Conference & Awards

31 Jan 2017
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SMART4SEA Conference & Awards

31 Jan 2017
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Accidents

NTSB warns on incidents regarding recreational vessels

boats

NTSB has issued report , in order to analyze the issue of encounters currently observed between commercial and recreational vessels and the predicted increase in the number of such encounters. Findings, as well as Recommendations to improve shared waterway safety are further issued in thE report which determines the extent to which the safety of USA's waterways is impacted.

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‘Relative motion illusion’ leads to collision

collision

On 3 December 2015 the Panama registered pure car carrier City of Rotterdam collided with the Danish registered ro-ro ferry Primula Seaways on the River Humber. Both vessels were damaged but made their way to Immingham without assistance. There was no pollution and there were no serious injuries.

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Lessons learned from metal wire rope failure

To optimise the life of the rope and minimise the risk of failure, it needs to be carefully selected for its operating environment and must be appropriately maintained and regularly inspected. Thus, the Skuld P&I Club has issued advisory on metal wire rope operations.

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