Australia – Marine investigation report – Water ingress into steering gear compartment onboard Goliath 7 Mar 2018

(http://www.MaritimeCyprus.com) The Australian Transport Safety Bureau (ATSB) issued the report of its investigation into the incident involving the cement carrier Goliath on 7 Mar 2018 where there was water ingress in the steering gear compartment. Decisions regarding whether to conduct an investigation, and the scope of an investigation, are based on many factors, including the level…

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IMO: e-Navigation strategy implementation plan

(http://www.MaritimeCyprus.com) As shipping moves in to the digital world, e-navigation is expected to provide digital information and infrastructure for the benefit of maritime safety, security and protection of the marine environment, reducing the administrative burden and increasing the efficiency of maritime trade and transport. Accidents in a marine setting have been overwhelmingly caused by human error. A…

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OCIMF – Guidance on Personnel transfer by crane between vessels

(http://www.MaritimeCyprus.com) Personnel have been transferred by crane between offshore vessels and offshore platforms for many years and there are well established guidelines and regulations for this activity, including the requirement to have cranes certified for  personnel transfer. A similar level of guidance and regulation has not been available for transfers of personnel between vessels even though incidents have occurred.…

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Study investigating cost effective measures for reducing the risk from fires on Ro-Ro passenger ships (FIRESAFE)

(http://www.MaritimeCyprus.com) Ships have been designed with Ro-Ro spaces for many years with first roll-on roll-of ships being train carrier and invented in 1840 decade in UK, was extended to military purpose during World War I to cross the channel between UK and France and commercially adapted to all road vehicles after proven effectiveness with World War II…

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Malta – Maritime investigation report of MV EUGENIA B, fatal fall inside cargo hold

(http://www.MaritimeCyprus.com) Transport Malta issued the report of its investigation of the fatal fall of a stevedore inside a cargo hold on the freighter Eugenia B in Iskenderun on 30 November 2017. The immediate cause of the accident was the failure of a corroded cargo hold access cover while the stevedore was descending the cargo hold. The accident…

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UK MCA updates the Code of Safe Working Practices (Amendment 3, October 2018)

(http://www.MaritimeCyprus.com) The Code of Safe Working Practices (COSWP) provides guidance on improving health and safety on board vessels and articulates how statutory obligations should be fulfilled. The Code details the regulatory framework for health and safety on board ship, safety management and statutory duties underlying the advice in the Code and the areas that should…

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