SAFETY4SEA Conference & Awards
2017
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SAFETY4SEA Conference & Awards
2017
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Accidents

Moored vessel flooded due to lack of maintenance

maintenance

The US NTSB published an investigation report, regarding the dive support vessel "Hammerhead", that was discovered partially flooded with an increased aft trim, while moored alongside the pier at the Newport Marine Terminal in Galveston, Texas, March 2016. The vessel was in a layup period with no one on board. Damage to the vessel was estimated at $900,000.

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Engine failure leads to fire on board towing vessel

towing

NTSB issued an accident report, concerning a fire in the engine room on board the uninspected towing vessel Jaxon Aaron, while it was pushing a flotilla of 16 barges upbound on the Lower Mississippi River, Tennessee. The fire spread from the engine room into the accommodation area and wheelhouse, causing an estimated $10.2 million in damage to the interior spaces.

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Crew member dies during routine mooring task

routine

In order to share lessons learnt for preventing further marine casualties, the UK MAIB presents the case of fatality of a crew member onboard a tug, during routine manoeuvring, alongside an unmanned sister tug. An engineer was found lying, after he probably fell in an attempt to pass between the two tugs, before they had fully come together.

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Three crew injured due to collapse of accommodation ladder

ladder

In the latest edition of its Safety Digest, the UK MAIB presents the injury of three crew members on board a bulk carrier, during berthing operations, in a UK port, when the accommodation ladder they were rigging collapsed. UK MAIB provides a description of the case and important lessons learnt, to prevent similar accidents from occurring again.

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NYK containership collides with US warship

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On June 17, 2017, the NYK containership collided with the U.S. Navy destroyer USS Fitzgerald off the coast of Shimoda in Shizuoka prefecture, Japan. On June 19th, US Navy confirmed that all seven missing sailors from the USS Fitzgerald were found dead in flooded berthing compartments.

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Load-in of Sewol ferry completed in East China Sea

salvage

ALE lifting company announced that it has completed the load-in of the Sewol ferry, as part of a complex salvage operation in the East China Sea. During the operation, a record-breaking 600 axle lines of self-propelled modular transporter was used. At 17,000t, this is the heaviest piece ever to be transported by SPMTs.

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Failure of mooring line causes serious injury onboard

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On 2 March 2015, the offcer-in-charge of the mooring party on board the LNG tanker Zarga suffered severe head injuries, when he was struck by a mooring rope that parted during a berthing operation, at the South Hook LNG terminal, Milford Haven. UK MAIB issued a report, providing important safety issues, to prevent similar incidents from occurring again.

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