UK MAIB investigation report – Grounding of the Ro-Ro ferry Seatruck Performance

(http://www.MaritimeCyprus.com) On 8 May 2019, the Isle of Man registered roll-on/roll-of (ro-ro) freight ferry Seatruck Performance grounded while transiting the Greenore Channel in Carlingford Lough, Northern Ireland, soon after departing Warrenpoint for passage to Heysham, England. The ferry remained underway but quickly developed a 7° list to port. Seatruck Performance was maneuvered into safe water…

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UK MAIB investigation report – Explosion and fire on chemical tanker Stolt Groenland

(http://www.MaritimeCyprus.com) On 17 August 2019, Stolt Groenland, a Cayman Islands registered chemical/ products tanker operated by Stolt Tankers B.V. sailed from Houston, USA for passage to Kobe, Japan via the Panama Canal. The tanker was carrying 20 different chemical cargoes in 37 of its 39 cargo tanks. After discharging four cargo tanks of Kobe on…

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UK MAIB investigation report – Grounding of general cargo vessel Priscilla on 18 July 2018

(http://www.MaritimeCyprus.com) The UK Marine Accident Investigation Branch (MAIB) issued the report of its investigation of the 18 July 2018 grounding of the general cargo vessel Priscilla ran aground on Pentland Skerries, Scotland. For about 2 hours prior to the accident, the officer of the watch had been unaware that Priscilla was drifting away from the…

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UK Marine Accident Investigation Branch (MAIB) Safety Digest 2/2019

(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…

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UK Marine Accident Investigation Branch (MAIB) Safety Digest 1/2019

(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 to…

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Cause and prevention of container loss at sea

(http://www.MaritimeCyprus.com) The causes of losing containers overboard are numerous and often complex, though very often basic operational errors are a factor. The consequences of container loss should justify time, cost and effort by ship owners and operators in reviewing and improving preventative measures. GARD P&I club has put together a fine article which tackles this issue. …

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