SAFETY4SEA Conference & Awards
2017
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2017
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Effective steering is critical to vessel safety

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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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USCG cutter and tow barge collide due to insufficient lookout

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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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Oil tanker and cargo ship collide in English Channel

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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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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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Increased speed causes collision between RIBs

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UK MAIB issued an investigation report, concerning the collision between the rigid inflatable boats Osprey and Osprey II, in the Firth of Forth, Scotland, on 19 July 2016, that resulted in serious injuries to one passenger. The report presents a summary of the case and possible prevention solutions from future accidents.

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Search started for two missing after collision off Barcelona

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The Maritime Safety Agency of Barcelona (Salvamento Maritimo) is conducting a research in Barcelona for the two missing crew members, after the collision occurred on March 20, between the fishing vessel El Fairell and the vessel Midvolga. As a result of the collision, the fishing boat sank, 3 miles from the port of Barcelona in a depth of 160 meters.

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