Norway investigation report – Passenger ship allision with quay

(http://www.MaritimeCyprus.com) The Accident Investigation Board Norway (AIBN) issued the report of its investigation of the 15 July 2018 allision of the passenger vessel Aurora Explorer with the quay while docking at Barentsburg, Svalbard. Many of the 125 persons on board were standing on the open deck during arrival. Many of them fell during the incident. Almost one third…

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USA investigation report – Collision between Tanker and Fishing vessel

(http://www.MaritimeCyprus.com) The US National Transportation Safety Board (NTSB) issued the report of its investigation of the 12 May 2018 collision of the fishing vessel Polaris and the tanker Tofteviken south of Montauk during daylight and with good visibility. There were no reports of injury or pollution. Both vessels sustained hull damage amounting to a total…

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Flashback in maritime history – Sinking of the passenger vessel SS Eastland on the Chicago River, 24 July 1915 (video)

(http://www.MaritimeCyprus.com) Thousands of horrified onlookers witnessed Chicago’s most deadly disaster on the morning of July 24, 1915. Warehouse workers along the Chicago River shouted, “Look out, she’s tipping!” Suddenly the fully-loaded passenger ship Eastland began her slow roll into infamy, killing 844 of the more than 2,500 passengers. It began as a leisurely boat ride to a summer picnic…

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Cyprus MAIC investigation – Manoverboard Fatality – Bulk Carrier EVNIA

(http://www.MaritimeCyprus.com) The Cyprus Marine Accident and Incident Investigation Committee, has issued an investigation report on the fatality onboard the Cyprus Flag vessel M/V EVNIA. On 04 June 2018 the Bulk Carrier “EVNIA” was berthed in Chittagong Port – Karnaphuli River at Jetty No. 7 by starboard side alongside. At about 19:50 LT, the Master with the…

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Flashback in maritime history – Sinking of SS La Bourgogne, 4 July 1898 with the loss of 549 lives

(http://www.MaritimeCyprus.com) The La Bourgogne was built in 1885 at the Société Nouvelles de Forges et Chantiers de Médditerranée in La Seyne-sur-Mer, France for the Compagnie Generale Transatlantique better known as the French Line. She was a sleek looking ocean liner with four auxiliary sail rigged masts and twin funnels. La Bourgogne like many other passenger ships of the era, was…

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