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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Malta – Marine Safety Investigation into the Crew fatality and serious injuries on MV BALGARKA during shipyard repairs

(http://www.MaritimeCyprus.com) Transport Malta issued the Safety Investigation report on the 28 October 2018 collision of the incident on MV BALGARKA involving Crew fatality and serious injuries during shipyard repairs. SUMMARY At about 0900 on 28 October 2018, a crew member sustained fatal injuries and another was admitted to hospital with serious injuries, following a fire on…

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Carnival Horizon Allision – Investigation Report from the NTSB

(http://www.MaritimeCyprus.com) The US National Transportation Safety Board (NTSB) has released a Marine Accident report regarding the Carnival Horizon‘s August 28, 2018 allision as the vessel was being maneuvered to berth no. 2 at Manhattan Cruise Terminal’s Pier 88 in New York City. The cruise ship’s bow struck the southwest corner of adjacent Pier 90. The 1,062-foot…

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UK MAIB investigation report – Grounding of general cargo vessel Priscilla on 18 July 2018

(http://www.MaritimeCyprus.com) The UK Marine Accident Investigation Branch (MAIB) issued the report of its investigation of the 18 July 2018 grounding of the general cargo vessel Priscilla ran aground on Pentland Skerries, Scotland. For about 2 hours prior to the accident, the officer of the watch had been unaware that Priscilla was drifting away from the…

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Malta – Marine Safety interim Investigation into the collision of the general cargo ships Adam Asnyk and DK Iman off the coast of China

(http://www.MaritimeCyprus.com) Transport Malta issued an interim report on the 8 September 2018 collision of the general cargo ships Adam Asnyk and DK Iman off the coast of China. The report is purely factual, reaching no conclusions on causation. On 08 September 2018, Adam Asnyk was proceeding to enter the Laotieshan Channel Traffic Separation Scheme (TSS)…

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