SAFETY4SEA Conference & Awards
2017
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2017
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Accidents

NTSB adds documents to El Faro accident docket

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In its ongoing investigation of the sinking of the cargo ship El Faro, the NTSB informed that it is adding additional material to the accident docket. Two items related to the El Faro’s voyage data recorder transcript were added Wednesday, including an addendum and an errata sheet.

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Lack of experience leads to injury onboard

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The Nautical Institute issued its Mars report for 2017, where it presents a case of injury of a newly-hired crew member during his first trip, that resulted from lack of experience. The report provides a description of what happened and important lessons learned to prevent similar accidents in the future.

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CO poisoning onboard motor cruiser leads to fatality

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In November 2016, the owner of the 7.75m motor cruiser Vasquez fell unconscious after being overcome by carbon monoxide that had been emitted from failed rubber bellows that formed part of the inboard engine’s wet-exhaust system. Although rescuers came to his aid, it was not possible to save his life.

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Fatal accident during mooring operation on deck

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During mooring operation on board a Hong Kong registered bulk carrier, a crew member was killed after being hit by a mooring rope. It is crucial effective communication among the various mooring teams to be maintained during mooring operation and any abnormal situation to be immediately reported to the master of the vessel for consideration.

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Fatal fall during bunker operations in Durban port

On 19 June 2016, an engineer from the container vessel HS Rossini, was fatally injured when he fell on the deck of bunker barge Smit Bongani. The cause of the fall was neither related to the vessel’s operations nor to defects in the ladder, which was being used, Transport Malta says. However, the safety investigation analysed the situation from the perspective of missing barriers which would have otherwise prevented the fall to the barge.

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C/E on board SCA Munksund was hit by flying debris

Transport Malta has issued its investigation report into the serious injuries on board the Maltese registered containers ship SCA Munksund in which the Chief Engineer was hit by flying debris following the disintegration of the flexible coupling between the power take-off from the main engine gearbox and the input to the shaft generator.

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