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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Flashback in maritime history – Norman Atlantic ferry fire on 28 Dec. 2014

(http://www.MaritimeCyprus.com) MS Norman Atlantic is a roll-on/roll-off passenger (ROPAX) ferry owned by the Italian ferry company Visemar di Navigazione. The ferry was chartered by ANEK Lines from December 2014. On 28 December 2014, she caught fire in the Strait of Otranto, in the Adriatic Sea. The bodies of nine victims (three Greek, two Italian, two German, a Georgian and a Turkish passenger) were…

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Flashback in maritime history – The Wrecks of HMS St. George and HMS Defence, 24 Dec. 1811

(http://www.MaritimeCyprus.com) The two warships, the HMS St. George and the HMS Defence, both part of the British Baltic fleet, ran aground and were lost outside Thorsminde at the west-coast of Jutland on the 24th of December 1811. The disaster took place during the wars with England in which the St. George were Admiral Reynolds’ flagship. The St. George together…

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Flashback in maritime history – Philippine ferry MV Dona Paz collision, sinking and death toll of 4,386 people – 20 Dec 1987

(http://www.MaritimeCyprus.com) With an estimated death toll of 4,386 people, the collision resulted in the deadliest peacetime maritime disaster in history. Doña Paz was traveling from Leyte island to the Philippine capital of Manila. While most of the passengers slept in the fatal night, the Doña Paz collided with MT Vector, an oil tanker en route from Bataan to Masbate. The Vector was carrying 8,800…

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