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Tag: accident reports

Two die after CMA CGM Simba’s tugboat capsizes

tug

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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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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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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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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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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