UK Marine Accident Investigation Branch (MAIB) Safety Digest 1/2020

(http://www.MaritimeCyprus.com) The Marine Accident Investigation Branch (MAIB) examines and investigates all types of marine accidents to or on board UK vessels worldwide, and other vessels in UK territorial waters. This Safety Digest is a compendium of anonymous articles involving vessels from the merchant, fishing and small craft sector which draws the attention of the marine community…

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Malta – Marine Safety Investigation into injury during free-fall lifeboat drill

(http://www.MaritimeCyprus.com) Transport Malta issued the report of its investigation of the 9 March 2019 casualty onboard the tanker Giovanni DP. The vessel was on an ocean passage towards Antwerp, Belgium. The crew were all mustered to carry out an abandon ship drill. While carrying out a test of the free-fall lifeboat’s release hook, the lifeboat…

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Cyprus MAIC investigation: Fatality in Heavy Weather on M/V OCEAN CROWN Sept 2019

(http://www.MaritimeCyprus.com) The Cyprus Marine Accident and Incident Investigation Committee (MAIC) examines and investigates all types of marine accidents to or on board Cyprus Flag vessels worldwide, and other vessels in Cyprus territorial waters. The objective of the MAIC in investigating an accident, is the prevention of future accidents by establishing their root causes and circumstances. Incident…

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Cyprus MAIC investigation – Fatality on Ro-Ro M/V ISLE OF INISHMORE March 2019

(http://www.MaritimeCyprus.com) The Cyprus Marine Accident and Incident Investigation Committee (MAIC) examines and investigates all types of marine accidents to or on board Cyprus Flag vessels worldwide, and other vessels in Cyprus territorial waters. The objective of the MAIC in investigating an accident, is the prevention of future accidents by establishing their root causes and circumstances. Accident…

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Malta – Marine Safety Investigation into injury by sulfuric acid discharge

(http://www.MaritimeCyprus.com) Transport Malta issued the report of its investigation of the 20 January 2019 casualty onboard the chemical tanker Sichem Ruby in transit to Castellon, Spain, with a cargo of sulfuric acid that was loaded, in Aviles, Spain. During the previous cargo operations, the pumpman had noticed that one of the stripping line valves of…

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UK MAIB investigation report – Grounding of the Ro-Ro ferry Seatruck Performance

(http://www.MaritimeCyprus.com) On 8 May 2019, the Isle of Man registered roll-on/roll-of (ro-ro) freight ferry Seatruck Performance grounded while transiting the Greenore Channel in Carlingford Lough, Northern Ireland, soon after departing Warrenpoint for passage to Heysham, England. The ferry remained underway but quickly developed a 7° list to port. Seatruck Performance was maneuvered into safe water…

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Malta – Marine Safety Investigation into engine room fatality on MV Khosrov Bey

(http://www.MaritimeCyprus.com) Transport Malta issued the report of its investigation of the fatal engine room fall of the second engineer on 3 November 2018 onboard the general cargo ship Khosrov Bey in the Black Sea. The fall occurred while the engineer was descending the ladder. Analysis revealed high blood alcohol.  SUMMARYAt noon time on 03 November, the chief…

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UK MAIB investigation report – Explosion and fire on chemical tanker Stolt Groenland

(http://www.MaritimeCyprus.com) On 17 August 2019, Stolt Groenland, a Cayman Islands registered chemical/ products tanker operated by Stolt Tankers B.V. sailed from Houston, USA for passage to Kobe, Japan via the Panama Canal. The tanker was carrying 20 different chemical cargoes in 37 of its 39 cargo tanks. After discharging four cargo tanks of Kobe on…

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