New Zealand – Investigation report of M/V Leda Maersk grounding on June 2018

(http://www.MaritimeCyprus.com) The New Zealand Transport Accident Investigation Commission (TAIC) issued the report of its investigation of the 10 June 2018 grounding the container ship Leda Maersk in the Port of Otago.  The ship was rounding the final bend in the channel before reaching its berth, when a combination of factors caused it to deviate from…

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Carnival Horizon Allision – Investigation Report from the NTSB

(http://www.MaritimeCyprus.com) The US National Transportation Safety Board (NTSB) has released a Marine Accident report regarding the Carnival Horizon‘s August 28, 2018 allision as the vessel was being maneuvered to berth no. 2 at Manhattan Cruise Terminal’s Pier 88 in New York City. The cruise ship’s bow struck the southwest corner of adjacent Pier 90. The 1,062-foot…

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Viking Sky Loss of Propulsion and Near Grounding 23 Mar 2019 – AIBN Interim Report and video

(http://www.MaritimeCyprus.com) On the afternoon of 23 March 2019, the cruise vessel Viking Sky experienced a black-out and loss of propulsion in gale to storm force conditions in the Hustadvika area of the Norwegian Coast. The master immediately sent out a mayday as the ship drifted towards shore. Viking Sky was owned by Viking Ocean Cruises…

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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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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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