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Tag: accident reports

Fracture of propeller shaft leads fishing vessel to sink

lady gertrude sinking

In August 2016, the fishing vessel 'Lady Gertrude' began flooding through its propulsion shaft stern tube, while preparing to dredge for scallops, in the Atlantic Ocean, southeast of Point Pleasant, US. The three crewmembers abandoned ship and were rescued, but the vessel, valued at $400,000, sank, causing a light oil sheen.

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Deviation from the passage plan leads to grounding

robusto grounding

On 22 November 2016, the Maltese registered bulk carrier Robusto ran aground and remained stranded in the entrance of El Dekheila Channel, Egypt. Transport Malta's MSIU issued an investigation report, revealing that the course recommended by the pilot was different from the one prepared in the passage planning.

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