SMART4SEA Conference & Awards

31 Jan 2017
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SMART4SEA Conference & Awards

31 Jan 2017
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Accidents

Passenger ship’s allision with pier in Baltimore Harbor

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The National Transportation Safety Board issued an accident report on the allision of passenger vessel "Carnival Pride" with pier and passenger walkway, on May 2016. According to NTSB, the walkway was destroyed, three vehicles that were under the walkway were damaged, and the vessel sustained minor cosmetic damage. No injuries or pollution was reported.

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Fatality incident on drillship in Gulf of Mexico

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BSSE published an investigating report of an incident resulting in fatality onboard a drillship in the Gulf of Mexico, during pipe-handling operations, on October 2015. In particular, a floor hand, standing in the setback area, died when he was struck in the head by the bottom end of a 6⅝-inch drill pipe, as it was being moved from its storage location to the main drill center.

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30 years passed since the Herald of Free Enterprise disaster

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Grieving families affected by the Herald of Free Enterprise disaster gathered to mark the 30th anniversary memorial service in Dover, on March 6. The Herald capsized in just 90 seconds after setting sail from Zeebrugge, Belgium, on Friday March 6, 1987 and it was on course for Dover, when tragedy struck and 193 people lost their lives.

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USCG saves crew from grounding tug in Alaska

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USCG announced that a Coast Guard aircrew rescued five people aboard a tug, which ran aground on the Mariposa Reef, on the south side of Strait Island in Sumner Strait, Thursday 2 March. The aircrew hoisted the five people from a barge attached to "Ocean Eagle" tug and transported them to Sitka, after the vessel began taking on water the previous night.

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Routine job caused grounding

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The Swedish P&I Club has issued its Monthly Safety Scenario for March, regarding a grounding incident that happened due to unsufficient operations undergone when a vessel was decided to enter the Canadian waters.

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