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2017
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Accidents

Inadequate manning causes sinking of towing vessel

The National Transportation Safety Board issued an investigation report, concerning the collision and subsequent sinking of a towing vessel, in Hudson River, on March 2016. The probable cause of the collision and sinking of the Specialist was inadequate manning, resulting in fatigued crewmembers navigating three tugboats with obstructed visibility.

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Fuel valve explosion causes serious injury onboard

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The Bahamas Maritime Authority issued a safety alert, informing about an accident that happened on board a general cargo vessel, aiming to highlight the lessons learnt and to increase awareness, which may help avoid similar incidents occurring in the future. In this particular case, a third engineer was severely injured, after explosion of the vessel's auxiliary boiler.

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Increased speed causes collision between RIBs

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UK MAIB issued an investigation report, concerning the collision between the rigid inflatable boats Osprey and Osprey II, in the Firth of Forth, Scotland, on 19 July 2016, that resulted in serious injuries to one passenger. The report presents a summary of the case and possible prevention solutions from future accidents.

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Lessons learned from explosion onboard carrier laden with coal

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RMI has issued an advisory to inform that the registry is currently conducting a very serious marine casualty investigation into a multi-seafarer occupational fatality, that recently occurred on board an RMI-flagged vessel. The Ship Registry shares some preliminary findings that could be helpful in identifying potential risks and preventing similar casualties.

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Boat crew dies from carbon monoxide poisoning

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The UK MAIB has issued investigation report regarding the carbon monoxide poisoning on board a motor cruiser, to highlight lessons learned and increase awareness of the leisure boating community to the dangers of CO. Considering that carbon monoxide is a silent killer, the UK MAIB cites how important is for boats to be fitted with carbon monoxide alarms.

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