Flashback in history: Le Joola, Senegalese ferry capsized with death toll of nearly 2000, 26 Sept. 2002

The Senegalese government-owned ferry capsized off the coast of The Gambia on September 26, 2002, resulting in the deaths of at least 1,863 people. The sinking of the ferry Le Joola is thought to be the second-worst non-military maritime disaster in number of lives lost, after the Doña Paz. The ferry was reportedly loaded to overcapacity,…

Risk Focus: Hatch Covers considerations

(http://www.MaritimeCyprus.com) This detailed publication from UK P&I club, written in conjunction with Surveyor IMCS, deals with all aspects of hatch covers including testing and evaluation of watertight integrity, common maintenance problems and evidence to produce in the event of a claim. This document has been designed to help those involved in inspecting, testing and evaluating the weathertight integrity of hatch covers…