UK Marine Accident Investigation Branch (MAIB) Safety Digest 2/2018

(http://www.MaritimeCyprus.com) The Marine Accident Investigation Branch (MAIB) examines and investigates all types of marine accidents to or on board UK vessels worldwide, and other vessels in UK territorial waters. This Safety Digest is a compendium of anonymous articles involving vessels from the merchant, fishing and small craft sector which draws the attention of the marine community…

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Flashback in maritime history – EL FARO sinking and the loss of 33 people on 1 October 2015

(http://www.MaritimeCyprus.com) EL FARO was a United States-flagged, combination roll-on/roll-off and lift-on/lift-off cargo ship crewed by U.S. merchant mariners. She was lost at sea with all hands on October 1, 2015, after losing propulsion near the eyewall of Hurricane Joaquin. El Faro departed Jacksonville, Florida, bound for Puerto Rico at 8:10 pm EST on September 29, 2015, when then-Tropical Storm Joaquin was several hundred miles to the east. Two days…

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Unintentional release of carbon dioxide from fixed fire-extinguishing systems on Ro-Ro vessels Eddystone and Red Eagle

(http://www.MaritimeCyprus.com) On 8 June 2016, the roll on, roll off (Ro-Ro) vessel Eddystone experienced an unintentional release of carbon dioxide (CO2) from its fixed fire-extinguishing system while in the Red Sea. A similar incident took place on 17 July 2017 on board the Ro-Ro passenger ferry Red Eagle while on passage from the Isle of…

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How to cope with Main Engine failure

(http://www.MaritimeCyprus.com) The Standard Club has been working with the Confidential Hazardous Incident Reporting Programme (CHIRP) for over two years to promote safety at sea and accident prevention, through the creation of video bulletins highlighting hazardous incidents and giving advice for minimising the risks. CHIRP has been releasing targeted videos each month. The latest video highlights…

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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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