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Tag: mooring

Navigation incidents off Chittagong on the increase

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The Chittagong Port Authority’s (CPA) outer anchorage is very congested with vessels arriving at the anchorage for lighterage operations before entering the river. The Gard of England P&I Club has been notified of several recent collisions and groundings in the port approaches and anchorages of Chittagong, Bangladesh and highlights lessons learned from recent incidents.

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Fatal accident during mooring operation on deck

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During mooring operation on board a Hong Kong registered bulk carrier, a crew member was killed after being hit by a mooring rope. It is crucial effective communication among the various mooring teams to be maintained during mooring operation and any abnormal situation to be immediately reported to the master of the vessel for consideration.

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First vessel traffic system set in Brazilian port

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Brazil's Companhia de Docas do Espírito Santo has established the first Vessel Traffic Management Information System at Victoria port. The VTMIS, by Indra, targets to enhance safety and improve the efficiency in mooring operations, eventually transforming the port into the most technologically advanced port in Brazil.

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Crew member dies during routine mooring task

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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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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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How to avoid fender damage while berthing

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The Standard P&I Club informs operators on fender damage, which is a regular recurring issue during berthing operations, and suggests a number of precautions that operators can take prior to berthing and when it is determined that there is insufficient shore fendering, in order to prevent relevant incidents.

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Isolated working leads to girting

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The UK MAIB investigates a case in which isolated working led to girting during mooring operations and highlights the importance of the appropriate training of the crew, in order to prevent such cases. Girting means the risk of capsizing due to high athwart ships towing forces.

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Serious injury during mooring operations in Peru

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Marine Safety Investigation (MSI) of Malta issued a simplified investigation report on an accident, that happened during Cielo di Tocopilla, a register bulk carrier, was loading steel products in the port of Ilo, Peru and the whiplash of the mooring rope section struck a bosun on his right leg.

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