SAFETY4SEA Conference & Awards
2017
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SAFETY4SEA Conference & Awards
2017
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Accidents

Two die after CMA CGM Simba’s tugboat capsizes

tug

The tug Domingue girted and capsized while assisting the container ship CMA CGM Simba departing from the port of Tulear, Madagascar, on September 2016. As a result, two of Domingue’s five crew died. UK MAIB published an investigation report on the accident, providing significant safety issues. 

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Maersk ship goes adrift due to engine fire

maersk

A Maersk-operated container ship went adrift off Aleutian Islands, Alaska, on Friday night, after she reportedly suffered fire in the engine room. On Saturday morning, Alaska Department of Environmental Conservation announced that the vessel was escorted to land safe.

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Bridge team communication secures safe navigation

pilotage

The Australian Transport Safety Bureau issued an investigation report, describing how the Malta-flagged bulk carrier "Navios Northern Star" contacted a buoy in Torres Strait, Australia, on March 2016, while approaching the course alteration position, and providing important safety issues to prevent similar incidents in the future.

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Ship detained after cutting internet cable in Somalia

internet

A MSC-operated container ship was detained in Somalia, after she accidentally cut an undersea fibre optic cable in Somali waters, resulting in a severe internet disruption in the region. The Panama-flagged MSC Alice is alleged to have dragged its anchor, through the main fibre optic cable, at Mogadishu port, on June 24.

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False estimation leads to multi-damage allision

allision

The US NTSB issued an investigation report, concerning the allision of the towing vessel Michael G Morris, pushing 30 loaded grain barges, with the Thebes Railroad Bridge, on the Upper Mississippi River, on April 2016. The vessel sustained no damage, but all barges broke away and 16 of them incurred $850,000 in estimated total damage.

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Evergreen vessel rescues crew from burning fishing boat

crew

The officers and crew of Evergreen Line’s containership EVER DIADEM joined forces with another ship to rescue thirty seafarers forced to abandon their burning fishing vessel, off the coast of Madagascar in the Indian Ocean, on 9 July. While en route from Singapore to Durban, EVER DIADEM’s crew found the distressed seafarers drifting in two lifeboats.

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Effective steering is critical to vessel safety

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UK MAIB presented a case of collision between a domestic passenger vessel and a tug, due to unexpected hydrodynamic interaction, while operating in confined waters. MAIB provides a description of what happened and important lessons learned to prevent similar incidents from occurring in the future.

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