Flashback in maritime history – MV Windoc-Allanburg Bridge allision 11 Aug 2001 (Video)

(http://www.MaritimeCyprus.com) On 11 August 2001, the motor vessel Windoc and the Allanburg Bridge suffered an allision. Ship-bridge allisions are quite rare. The Allanburg Bridge (also referred to as Bridge 11) is a lift bridge over the Welland Canal at Allanburg, Ontario. The Windoc was downbound and passing under the lift span when the span unexpectedly lowered. The vessel’s wheelhouse…

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Launch of Port State Control CIC on Emergency Systems and Procedures

(www.MaritimeCyprus.com) The Maritime Authorities of the Tokyo and the Paris Memoranda of Understanding (MoU) on Port State Control will launch a joint Concentrated Inspection Campaign (CIC) on Emergency Systems and Procedures. The main objectives of this CIC are to ensure that: ships are capable of responding appropriately and promptly to emergency situations in order to…

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Norway investigation report – Passenger ship allision with quay

(http://www.MaritimeCyprus.com) The Accident Investigation Board Norway (AIBN) issued the report of its investigation of the 15 July 2018 allision of the passenger vessel Aurora Explorer with the quay while docking at Barentsburg, Svalbard. Many of the 125 persons on board were standing on the open deck during arrival. Many of them fell during the incident. Almost one third…

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USA investigation report – Collision between Tanker and Fishing vessel

(http://www.MaritimeCyprus.com) The US National Transportation Safety Board (NTSB) issued the report of its investigation of the 12 May 2018 collision of the fishing vessel Polaris and the tanker Tofteviken south of Montauk during daylight and with good visibility. There were no reports of injury or pollution. Both vessels sustained hull damage amounting to a total…

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