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Failure of mooring line causes serious injury onboard

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On 2 March 2015, the offcer-in-charge of the mooring party on board the LNG tanker Zarga suffered severe head injuries, when he was struck by a mooring rope that parted during a berthing operation, at the South Hook LNG terminal, Milford Haven. UK MAIB issued a report, providing important safety issues, to prevent similar incidents from occurring again.

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Ten years passed since the Pasha Bulker grounding

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The 2017 marks ten years since the grounding of "Pasha Bulker", on 8 June 2007, off Newcastle. Pasha Bulker got underway after dragging its anchor in the strong gale. With both its anchors in their hawse pipes and all of its machinery operational, Pasha Bulker grounded on Nobbys Beach. All of the ship’s crew were evacuated by helicopter that afternoon.

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AB dies after slipping from hopper tank

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The Marine Safety Investigation Unit issued an investigation report, regarding an accidental fall from a height of a crew member, during the cargo hold cleaning operations, onboard a bulk carrier. The purpose is to determine the circumstances and safety factors of the incident, to prevent further marine casualties from occurring again.

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Unexpected release of lifeboat occurred onboard tanker

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The Bahamas Maritime Authority issued a safety alert, in order to inform on a sudden disengagement of a lifeboat, during ship inspection onboard a tanker. The alert contains a description of the accident and lessons learnt, in order to increase awareness, which may prevent similar incidents from occurring in the future.

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Crewmembers trapped after fire breaks out on cruise ship

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The Bahamas Maritime Authority issued the investigation report into the forward engine room fire which occurred on the 22nd October 2015 onboard Royal Caribbean cruise ship 'Splendour of the Seas'. A total of 12 crewmembers were trapped in three workshops on deck 0 in the forward engine room during the course of the incident.

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Poor watchkeeping causes collision

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The Japan Transport Safety Board issued an investigation report on the collision between a container ship and a fishing vessel off Himeshima Village, Oita Prefecture, Japan, that killed one person. The report includes causes of the incident and lessons learnt, to prevent similar accidents from occurring in the future.

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Navigation by eye is not always accurate

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The UK Marine Accident Investigation Branch issued an investigation report, concerning the grounding of the passenger ferry "Royal Iris of the Mersey" on Mersey river, UK, in July 2016. The report also includes what happened and safety lessons learned, in order to prevent similar incidents of occurring in the future.

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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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