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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Australian Transport Safety Bureau (ATSB) preliminary report on the YM Efficiency loss of containers

(http://www.MaritimeCyprus.com) On 1 June 2018, at about 0035 Eastern Standard Time, the Liberian-flagged container ship YM Efficiency (Figure 1) lost 81 containers overboard in gale-force weather conditions. At the time of the container loss, the ship was about 16 NM east-south-east of Newcastle, New South Wales (NSW). The occurrence also resulted in damage to a further 62 containers…

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Australia Investigation Report: MV Maersk Garonne grounding 28 February 2015

The Australian Transport Safety Bureau (ATSB) issued the report of its investigation of the grounding of the container ship Maersk Garonne in Fremantle on 28 February 2015. The harbour pilot decided to delay the ship’s entrance into the harbour when he realised that the assist tugs had yet to arrive. The ship’s bridge resource management was not effectively implemented and…

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Australia – Investigation report: serious injury onboard the LNG carrier Northwest Stormpetrel

The Australian Transport Safety Bureau (ATSB) issued the report of its investigation into a serious injury onboard the LNG carrier Northwest Stormpetrel at Dampier on 8 November 2014. The cargo engineer and an integrated rating were checking the LNG forcing vaporizer steam trap to resolve recurrent drainage issues. The steam trap was isolated and depressurized…

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Australia – fire on livestock carrier. Preliminary investigation report.

The Australian Transport Safety Bureau (ATSB) posted the preliminary report of its investigation into the fire on board the livestock carrier Ocean Drover in Fremantle on 9 October 2014. Initial analysis indicates that the fire started in one of the central forward cabins on the upper deck. The fire quickly spread and engulfed the upper deck and the bridge…

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