SMART4SEA Conference & Awards

31 Jan 2017
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SMART4SEA Conference & Awards

31 Jan 2017
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Accidents

Hazards of Snap-back

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The Nautical Institute has issued Mars Report regarding an incident in which the deck officer onboard a large LNG carrier was found lying unconscious due to snap-back slipup. NI provides lessons learned of the accident to highlight the hazards of Snap-backs

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USCG oversees safe transit of damaged vessel Sparna to Port of Kalama

The motor vessel Sparna, a 623-foot Panamanian-flagged bulk carrier briefly ran aground in the Columbia River, on March 21, 2016. The Sparna suffered multiple fractures along its hull after briefly running aground, however, no pollution was reported coming from the damaged areas. A Unified Command consisting of the Coast Guard, operators of the motor vessel Sparna, Columbia River Pilots and the National Response Corporation Environmental Services oversaw the safe transit of the damaged motor vessel Sparna up the Columbia River to the North Kalama, Washington pier.

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BSU report on the collision between cargo vessel and lock gate at Brunsbüttel

The Cuprus-flagged general cargo ship Saint George was en route from Amsterdam to Lubeck via the Kiel Canal when she reached Brunsbuttel at about midday on 20 March 2015. Apart from the master and pilot, the bridge was manned by the third officer and a helmsman for the entry into the Neue Nordschleuse lock. The ship sailed into the lock chamber at low speed with engine stopped. When the Saint George was supposed to be brought to a halt in the lock, she accelerated unexpectedly.

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Fatigue among crew contributed to tanker incident

The Transportation Safety Board of Canada (TSB) has released its investigation report on the contact of the tanker Nanny in Chesterfield Inlet, Nunavut which reveals that fatigue among the crew contributed to the incident. No pollution or injuries were reported, but there was damage to the vessel’s ballast tanks, including a crack that allowed water ingress.

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