SMART4SEA Conference & Awards

31 Jan 2017
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31 Jan 2017
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Accidents

Deadly leopard seal interferes with diver

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IMCA has reported a near miss incident in which diving operations had to be aborted when leopard seals started interfering. The incident occurred during IRM operations on an SPM and PLEM in the South Atlantic. Whilst all divers, equipment and animals were unharmed, the potential risk of harm was very high and could not be ignored.

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Cargo ship crushes Cayman Islands reef

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The Department of Environment has begun an investigation after a cargo vessel crushed a significant area of the reef in the George Town harbour. Government officials said inquiries are still at an early stage and they are now surveying the damage.

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Two vessels collide in Lower Elbe

BTSU has issued investigation report regarding a serious marine casualty occurred in the river Elbe between two vessels last November. Due to vessel’s abrupt course alteration to port, the other vessel crossing the middle of the fairway, sailed directly in front of its bow so that a collision was inevitable.

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MPA Singapore investigates MV Sea Prince grounding

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Passenger ferry MV Sea Prince, while enroute from Nongsapura Ferry Terminal, Batam, to Tanah Merah Ferry Terminal, Singapore run aground last November due to Master’s fault who, without tenable and valid safety reason altered the heading of the vessel towards Singapore prematurely and not following the approved passage plan.

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Cargo ship collides with anchored barge

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UK MAIB has commenced a safety investigation into a collision between the forest product carrier Saga Sky and the anchored stone carrying barge Stema Barge II, close to the port of Dover on Sunday 20 November 2016. The UK Coastguard evacuated all non-essential crew, there were no injuries and despite significant hull damage, both vessels remained afloat

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