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…

Flashback in maritime history: Edmund Fitzgerald 10 November 1975, loss of 29 lives

(http://www.MaritimeCyprus.com) On 10 November 1975, the laker Edmund Fitzgerald sank in Lake Superior with a loss of all 29 hands. It was one of the largest ships on the Great Lakes, carrying over 26,000 tons of taconite ore between Duluth/Superior and the steel mills to the south. The “Fitz” had departed on 9 November in tandem with another laker, but sailed…

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…

EMSA Annual Overview of Marine Casualties and Incidents 2016

European Maritime safety Agency has issued the Annual Overview of Marine Casualties and Incidents. It consists in a high-level analysis of accidents reported by the EU Member States in European Marine Casualty Information Platform (EMCIP). During 2015 there were 115 reported fatalities, 976 persons injured, 36 ships lost and 125 investigations launched. With 3296 marine casualties…