SAFETY4SEA Conference & Awards
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2017
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Accidents

Crew member dies due to fall into empty cargo tank

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Transport Malta has issued the investigation report of the crew fatality onboard MT Giannutri at a shipyard in Riga, Latvia when the OS fell at a height of about 14 m from the top ladder down to an empty cargo oil tank. A recommendation was issued to the company requesting to address risk on board  by understanding the way crew members conduct tasks assigned to them.

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UK MAIB reviews accidents of 2016

The UK MAIB has published its annual report including an overview of all accidents reported in 2016 along with details of their investigations and marine accident statistics. Last year has been a 'typically busy year', the UK MAIB says; there were 1,190 accidents reported and 29 investigations were started.

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Incorrect declaration caused charcoal fire

The Swedish P&I Club has issued its Monthly Safety Scenario for August, regarding a charcoal incident of a container cargo vessel due to incorrect declaration. The IMDG Code for charcoal, if it applies, requires adequate heat treatment and then cooling of the charcoal before packing.

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NTSB publishes Safer Seas Digest 2016

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The NTSB has published its Safer Seas Digest 2016, including lessons learned from major marine casualties investigated by the agency during the year. NTSB has determined the probable cause of the accidents and issued respective safety recommendations aimed at preventing future accidents. 

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Three die due to inefficient safety planning

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The UK MAIB issued an investigation report on the foundering of the fishing vessel Louisa SY30, while it was anchored of the Isle of Mingulay, on April 2016, resulting in three fatalities. The report provides important safety recommendations to prevent similar accidents from occurring in the future.

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Two die after CMA CGM Simba’s tugboat capsizes

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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

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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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