Panama Canal – Safe Boarding Week 2-6 July 2018

(http://www.MaritimeCyprus.com) The Panama Canal Authority (ACP) issued an advisory stating that Safe Boarding Week is scheduled for 2-6 July. Vessels at both Cristobal and Balboa anchorages will be boarded to inspect their boarding facility arrangements utilising the attached inspection checklist and masters should be provided with the results immediately after inspection. Any vessel with boarding arrangements…

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Australia – investigation report on the loss of propulsion of the cruise ship Norwegian Star

(http://www.MaritimeCyprus.com) The Australian Transport Safety Bureau (ATSB) issued the report of its investigation into the loss of propulsion on the passenger cruise ship Norwegian Star in Bass Strait on 10 February 2017. The starboard propulsion unit had been recently repaired. The port propulsion unit was inoperative. The ship departed Melbourne on a cruise to New…

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El Faro sinking – infographic and illustrative digest

(http://www.MaritimeCyprus.com) The US National Transportation Safety Board (NTSB) issued a 16-page illustrated digest summarizing the critical events and decisions that led to the Oct. 1, 2015, sinking of El Faro and the loss of all 33 crewmembers. The digest also synopsizes the more than 60 recommendations issued throughout the NTSB’s investigation of the sinking. The infographics and summary make…

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New Zealand – Azamara Quest investigation report, master/pilot communication failure

(http://www.MaritimeCyprus.com) The New Zealand Transport Accident Investigation Commission (TAIC) issued the report of its investigation of the 27 January 2016 incident when the passenger vessel Azamara Quest struck Wheki Rock while entering the port of Picton. A harbor pilot boarded the vessel outside the entrance to Tory Channel. The master and pilot exchanged information and discussed the passage…

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UK Marine Accident Investigation Branch (MAIB) Safety Digest 1/2018

(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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