UK MAIB – Investigation into the explosions on the bulk carrier Nortrader

(http://www.MaritimeCyprus.com) The UK Marine Accident Investigation Branch (MAIB) issued the report of its investigation of the explosions on the bulk carrier Nortrader off Plymouth on 13 January 2017. The ship, carrying a cargo of unprocessed incinerator bottom ash (U-IBA), suffered 2 explosions in quick succession. The first explosion was in the forecastle store and the second…

MAIB investigation Report of the fatal accident onboard the bulker Graig Rotterdam

(http://www.MaritimeCyprus.com) The UK Marine Accident Investigation Branch (MAIB) issued the report of its investigation of the fatal accident onboard the bulk carrier Graig Rotterdam in Alexandria, Egypt on 19 December 2016. The vessel was discharging a deck cargo of packaged timber. At 1109, the bosun, a Chinese national, fell overboard and into a barge that…

UK Marine Accident Investigation Branch (MAIB) – report on CMA CGM Vasco de Gama Grounding

(http://www.MaritimeCyprus.com) The UK Marine Accident Investigation Branch (MAIB) issued the report of its investigation on the grounding of the ultra-large container vessel CMA CGM Vasco de Gama on the western side of the Thorn Channel whilst approaching the Port of Southampton on 22 August 2016. The investigation found that a detailed passage plan had not been…

UK Marine Accident Investigation Branch (MAIB) report on M/V MUROS grounding

(http://www.MaritimeCyprus.com) The UK Marine Accident Investigation Branch (MAIB) issued the report of its investigation of the grounding of the bulk carrier Muros on Haisborough Sands on 3 December 2016. Investigation revealed that the second officer revised the passage plan without authority and then used ECDIS on a small-scale chart that did not identify unsafe areas…

UK Marine Accident Investigation Branch (MAIB) Safety Digest 2/2017

  (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…

UK Marine Accident Investigation Branch (MAIB) posted its Safety Digest 2/2016

Seafarers ignore onboard Safety Management Systems. This latest edition of the Safety Digest contains insightful information in 25 articles which are examples of poor risk awareness demonstrated by the crews of vessels from the merchant, fishing and recreational sectors. The document highlights the disconnect that sometimes occurs between a company’s official safety culture and the actual operation…