Malta – Marine Safety Investigation into the grounding of M/V Kea Trader on 12 July 2017

(http://www.MaritimeCyprus.com) Transport Malta issued the report of its investigation of the grounding of the container ship Kea Trader on a reef in the Pacific Ocean off New Caledonia on 12 July 2017. The officer of the watch was monitoring the ship’s route on ECDIS, but failed to notice that the zone of confidence (ZOC) of the…

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Allianz Safety and Shipping Review 2018 – Cyber, Climate Risks and Human Error Threaten Shipping’s Safety Progress

(http://www.MaritimeCyprus.com) Shipping is the lifeblood of the global economy, transporting 90% of global trade. Allianz Global Corporate & Specialty (AGCS) recently released its annual report, Safety & Shipping Review 2018. The report highlights cyber, climate risks and human error as the main factors threatening shipping’s safety progress during the 12 months prior to December 31, 2017 (full report can be downloaded at…

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Denmark – investigation report on the loss of Maersk Battler tow of Maersk Searcher and Maersk Shipper

(http://www.MaritimeCyprus.com) The Danish Maritime Accident Investigation Board (DMAIB) issued the report of its investigation of the loss by the Maersk Battler of its tow of Maersk Searcher and Maersk Shipper in the Bay of Biscay on 21-22 December 2016. The root cause of the casualty was the decision to tow the two vessels side-by-side in…

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Investigation report on the fire onboard ro-ro passenger vessel Caribbean Fantasy

(http://www.MaritimeCyprus.com) The US National Transportation Safety Board (NTSB) issued a synopsis of its investigation of the 17 August 2016 fire that in the main engine room of the roro passenger vessel Caribbean Fantasy just outside the port of San Juan, Puerto Rico. The fire was ignited when fuel spraying from a leaking flange came in contact with a hot…

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El Faro sinking – infographic and illustrative digest

(http://www.MaritimeCyprus.com) The US National Transportation Safety Board (NTSB) issued a 16-page illustrated digest summarizing the critical events and decisions that led to the Oct. 1, 2015, sinking of El Faro and the loss of all 33 crewmembers. The digest also synopsizes the more than 60 recommendations issued throughout the NTSB’s investigation of the sinking. The infographics and summary make…

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