SAFETY4SEA Awards
2017
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2017
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Accidents

Chief mate falls overboard from ladder

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Malta's Marine Safety Investigation Unit issued an investigation report, on the case of the fatal fall overboard of a chief mate in Trincomalee, Sri Lanka, on 28 April 2016. The report aims to determine the circumstances and safety factors of the accident and to prevent further marine casualties or incidents from occurring in the future.

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Groundings at main channel in Parana River

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The Japan P&I Club informs about groundings that took place at Argentina’s main channel and their impacts on the “Paso Cortada Isla Nueva” channel in Parana River. The Navigational Authorities have established as main channel the “PASO CORTADA ISLA NUEVA”, which goes from 335 km to 345 km of the Parana River, replacing the previous one which was round the island.

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Buoy shot and sunk off Block Island

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The US Coast Guard informed that the Clay Head buoy number 7 off Block Island was discovered to be sunk. Upon retrieval by the USCG buoy tender Ida Lewis, the buoy was found to have 20 bullet holes and had to be taken out of service for repairs. This is the second aid discovered with bullet holes within a week.

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