Flashback in maritime history: Union Faith-Warren J. Doucet tow collision and 25 fatalities, 6 April 1969

(http://www.MaritimeCyprus.com) On 6 April 1969, the steamship Union Faith, operating with a local pilot, was upbound on the Mississippi River at New Orleans. The towboat Warren J. Doucet was downbound with three tank barges, each holding about 9,000 barrels of crude oil. A second towboat was made up to the port quarter of the face barge.…

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Flashback in maritime history – Supertanker TORREY CANYON grounding and oil spill 18 Mar 1967

(http://www.MaritimeCyprus.com) On the world stage, the grounding of the supertanker TORREY CANYON on Pollard’s Rock in the Seven Stones reef between Cornwall and the Scilly Isles is more significant than the 1989 EXXON VALDEZ oil spill. The TORREY CANYON was one of the first tankers large enough (120,000 tons capacity) to be designated a supertanker. It…

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Maritime investigation report of the fatality onboard tanker NABUCCO on 26 JUN 2017

(http://www.MaritimeCyprus.com) On 26 June 2017, at 19:20, the chemical oil tanker Nabucco was all fastened and berthed port side alongside Associated British Ports (ABP) Terminal number 1 jetty in Saltend, Hull, United Kingdom (UK). Two means of access were established. One gangway was installed to enable access in low water situation and the port side accommodation ladder was…

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Investigation Report – Petrobras 10000 Drillship fatality 2 Dec, 2017

(http://www.MaritimeCyprus.com) The Bureau of Safety and Environmental Enforcement (BSEE) issued the report of its Panel Investigation, conducted in cooperation with the US Coast Guard, into the 2 December 2017 fatality aboard the Petrobras 10000 drillship working in the Walker Ridge 469 area of the Gulf of Mexico, about 240 miles southwest of New Orleans. The purpose of…

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