Malta – Marine Safety interim Investigation into the collision of the general cargo ships Adam Asnyk and DK Iman off the coast of China

(http://www.MaritimeCyprus.com) Transport Malta issued an interim report on the 8 September 2018 collision of the general cargo ships Adam Asnyk and DK Iman off the coast of China. The report is purely factual, reaching no conclusions on causation. On 08 September 2018, Adam Asnyk was proceeding to enter the Laotieshan Channel Traffic Separation Scheme (TSS)…

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Flashback in maritime history – MS Prinsendam fire and sinking 4 October 1980 (Video)

(http://www.MaritimeCyprus.com) The cruise ship Prinsendam was built in 1973 for Holland America Line. It was somewhat smaller than average size for its day, carrying about 350 passengers and 200 crew. Just after midnight on 4 October 1980, a fire broke out in the engineroom as the ship was transiting the Gulf of Alaska. Shortly thereafter, the master sent…

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Maritime Investigation: $17,550 fines for giving false information after crewman passed out in hold

(www.MaritimeCyprus.com) The Captain and Chief Officer of an Isle of Man flagged bulk carrier, Emilie Bulker, gave false information to New Zealand maritime authority after a crewman passed out because of lack of oxygen in the ship’s poorly-ventilated hold. On Thursday, 19 September, at the Wellington District Court, Captain Walter Damian and Chief Officer Ian…

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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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SAFER SEAS DIGEST 2018 – Lessons Learned from Marine Accident Investigations from US NTSB

(http://www.MaritimeCyprus.com) The US National Transportation Safety Board (NTSB) determines the probable cause of the accidents and issues safety recommendations aimed at preventing future accidents. In addition, the NTSB carries out special studies concerning transportation safety and coordinates the resources of the federal government and other organizations to provide assistance to victims and their family members impacted by major transportation…

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Flashback in maritime history – Toya Maru Japanese ferry sinking, resulting in 1500 deaths, 26 Sept. 1954

(http://www.MaritimeCyprus.com) The Tōya Maru was a Japanese train ferry constructed by the Japanese National Railways which sank during a typhoon in the Tsugaru Strait between the Japanese islands of Hokkaidō and Honshūon September 26, 1954. The Japanese National Railways announced in September 1955 that 1,153 people aboard were killed in the accident. However, the exact number of fatalities remains…

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

(http://www.MaritimeCyprus.com) 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,…

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