SAFETY4SEA Conference & Awards
2017
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SAFETY4SEA Conference & Awards
2017
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Accidents

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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Master dies on board ship off Durban

master

South Africa’s National Sea Rescue Institute informed that the master of the ship "Freight Margie" died on board, at anchorage 7 nautical miles off-shore from the Port of Durban, on Thursday, 06 July. On arrival on the scene, the rescue paramedics declared the Italian Captain as deceased from a suspected heart attack.

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Caustic soda should be handled with greatest care

soda

A C/O was seriously injured on board due to caustic soda which splashed into his face, entering under the edge of his protective mask. If the PPE does not fit, is not suitable for purpose, or cannot be worn for some reason, stop the work until proper protection can be provided, UK MAIB says.

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Insufficient maintenance leads to fire on board cruise ship

fire

The US NTSB issued an accident report, regarding a fire on board Carnival Liberty cruise ship, on September 2015, in the US Port of Charlotte Amalie, that resulted in damages of USD 1.725 million to the vessel. The report provides findings of the investigation and safety recommendations, to prevent similar incidents in the future.

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Oil tanker and cargo ship collide in English Channel

tanker

An oil tanker and a cargo ship collided in the early hours of July 1st, in the Channel east of the British port of Dover. Both vessels suffered damage in the collision, with the Seafrontier tanker having a hole above the water line and damage to the superstructure. There were no reports of injuries or water pollution.

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Tanker sinks in Arabian sea, one dies

tanker

Combined Maritime Force, Maritime Shipping, a Royal Navy helicopter and a Royal Fleet Auxiliary ship have been involved in a search and rescue operation, in the Arabian Sea south of Oman, following sinking of the merchant tanker Rama 2. In spite of extensive searching, one crew member out of the 14 could not be recovered.

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