SAFETY4SEA Conference & Awards
2017
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SAFETY4SEA Conference & Awards
2017
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Accidents

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

steering

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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Serious injury to a deckhand on board

injury

On 3 August 2016, a deckhand on board the twin rig prawn trawler Sea Harvester was seriously injured, after being struck on the head by a steel pole, during the recovery of fishing gear that had become caught on an underwater obstruction, in the Firth of Clyde, Scotland. The UK MAIB published a report on the investigation of the accident.

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USCG cutter and tow barge collide due to insufficient lookout

collision

NTSB issued an investigation report, regarding a collision between the US Coast Guard cutter Thetis and the dump scow barge 123,being pushed by Matachin, in Panama Canal, on 2 June 2016. Although Matachin and its tow were not damaged, the Thetis sustained an estimated $1.2 million in damage to the hull and deck plate aft, as well as to various systems in the steering gear room.

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