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Thursday, November 9, 2017
MAIB: Poor Stevedoring Practices Contributed to Fatal Cargo Collapse on Bulk Carrier
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MAIB: Poor Stevedoring Practices Contributed to Fatal Cargo Collapse on Bulk Carrier

The UK Marine Accident Investigation Branch has found that poor stevedoring practices probably contributed to a fatal accident in December 2016 when a stack of

November 9, 2017
Total Views: 158

Wednesday, November 1, 2017
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Accidents

U.S. Navy Releases Investigation Report on ‘Preventable’ USS Fitzgerald and USS John S McCain Collisions

The fatal collisions involving two U.S. Navy destroyers in the Seventh Fleet’s Area of Responsibility this year could have been prevented, the Navy said

November 1, 2017
Total Views: 771

Thursday, October 26, 2017
Ultra-large container vessel CMA CGM Vasco de Gama
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UK MAIB Releases Report on Ultra-Large Containership Grounding Near Southampton

The UK Marine Accident Investigation Branch has issued its investigation report into the August 2016 grounding of the UK-flagged ultra-large containership CMA

October 26, 2017
Total Views: 152

Thursday, October 19, 2017
MAIB: ECDIS Safeguards ‘Overlooked, Disabled or Ignored’ in Grounding of Cargo Ship Off England
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MAIB: ECDIS Safeguards ‘Overlooked, Disabled or Ignored’ in Grounding of Cargo Ship Off England

The UK Marine Accident Investigation Branch says that ECDIS safeguards were either “overlooked, disabled or ignored” in the grounding of a bulk

October 19, 2017
Total Views: 184

Thursday, October 12, 2017
MAIB: London Ship Pilot Was Drinking Before Fatal Boarding Accident
Accidents

MAIB: London Ship Pilot Was Drinking Before Fatal Boarding Accident

An experienced ship pilot with the Port of London Authority had been drinking before he fell to his death during a pilot transfer on the River Thames last

October 12, 2017
Total Views: 331

Thursday, September 7, 2017
MAIB Publishes Investigation Report Into Transocean Winner Grounding
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MAIB Publishes Investigation Report Into Transocean Winner Grounding

The UK Marine Accident Investigation Branch (MAIB) has released its investigation report into the August 2016 grounding of semi-submersible drilling rig

September 7, 2017
Total Views: 448

Thursday, August 31, 2017
Denmark Issues Investigation Report Into Loss of Maersk Supply Ships Off France
Accidents

Denmark Issues Investigation Report Into Loss of Maersk Supply Ships Off France

The Danish Maritime Accident Investigation Board has released its investigation report into the loss of two former Maersk Supply Ships during a side-by-side

August 31, 2017
Total Views: 4053

Thursday, July 27, 2017
Collision near Morgans Point in Houston Ship Channel
Accidents

NTSB Report Details Lessons Learned from 27 Major Maritime Accidents

The National Transporation Safety Board has released a publication detailing lessons learned from 27 major, maritime accidents involving loss of life, injuries

July 27, 2017
Total Views: 97

Wednesday, July 19, 2017
UK MAIB Issues Investigation Report Into Fatal Capsizing of Tug During Ship Assist
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UK MAIB Issues Investigation Report Into Fatal Capsizing of Tug During Ship Assist

A UK Marine Accident Investigation Branch investigation into the fatal capsizing of a harbor tug while assisting a CMA CGM containership in the port of Tulear,

July 19, 2017
Total Views: 184

Friday, June 30, 2017
Amid El Faro Investigation, NTSB Issues Recommendations Aimed at Getting Better Weather Information to Mariners
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Amid El Faro Investigation, NTSB Issues Recommendations Aimed at Getting Better Weather Information to Mariners

The United States’ National Transportation Safety Board has issued 10 safety recommendations aimed at enhancing the availability of weather information

June 30, 2017
Total Views: 22

Friday, March 31, 2017
NTSB Marine Accident Brief: Sinking of the Towing Vessel Spence
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NTSB Marine Accident Brief: Sinking of the Towing Vessel Spence

The NTSB has released a Marine Accident Brief on its investigation into the December 2015 sinking of the towing vessel Spence in the Caribbean Sea. On December

March 31, 2017
Total Views: 150

Tuesday, March 7, 2017
NTSB: Docking Errors, Insufficient Oversight Caused Cruise Ship Allision in Baltimore
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NTSB: Docking Errors, Insufficient Oversight Caused Cruise Ship Allision in Baltimore

Too much speed and too steep of an angle of approach is what led to the Carnival Pride allide with a pier in Baltimore Harbor last year, causing more

March 7, 2017
Total Views: 117

Wednesday, February 8, 2017
city of rotterdam ship collision
Accidents

Error Due to ‘Relative Motion Illusion’ ID’d in ‘City of Rotterdam’ Investigation Report

Pilot error resulting from ‘relative motion illusion’ has been identified as the likely cause of the collision between the vehicle

February 8, 2017
Total Views: 311

Thursday, June 9, 2016
Lack of Communication ID’d as Probable Cause of 2015 Houston Ship Channel Collision
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Lack of Communication ID’d as Probable Cause of 2015 Houston Ship Channel Collision

A pilot’s inability to respond appropriately to hydrodynamic forces and a lack of communication was found to be the probable cause between a bulk carrier

June 9, 2016
Total Views: 115

Thursday, April 21, 2016
Poor Passage Planning Led to MV Cemfjord Sinking with Loss of 8 Lives -REPORT
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Poor Passage Planning Led to MV Cemfjord Sinking with Loss of 8 Lives -REPORT

The UK Marine Accident Investigation Branch has released its report into the January 2015 sinking of the MV Cemfjord, finding that the incident was the result

April 21, 2016
Total Views: 384

Thursday, March 17, 2016
Cargo Loading Errors Led to Hoegh Osaka Grounding on Bramble Bank – Incident Report
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Cargo Loading Errors Led to Hoegh Osaka Grounding on Bramble Bank – Incident Report

The Hoegh Osaka had no chance of surviving the Bramble Bank turn shortly after the vessel departed from the port of Southampton on January 3, 2015 with

March 17, 2016
Total Views: 1385

Wednesday, December 9, 2015
MAIB Investigation Report: Collision Between Tanker and Containership Off Jebel Ali
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MAIB Investigation Report: Collision Between Tanker and Containership Off Jebel Ali

A master’s reliance on scanty VHF information and another’s failure to keep a proper lookout contributed to a collision between a containership and

December 9, 2015
Total Views: 328

Thursday, November 19, 2015
MAIB: ‘Lysblink Seaways’ Watch Officer was Drunk Before Grounding
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MAIB: ‘Lysblink Seaways’ Watch Officer was Drunk Before Grounding

The sole watchkeeper of the UK-flagged Lysblink Seaways was drunk when the ship ran aground earlier this year in Scotland, the UK Marine Accident Investigation

November 19, 2015
Total Views: 177

Wednesday, July 29, 2015
Alcohol a Factor in Two Fatal Accidents Involving UK-Flagged Workboat – MAIB Report
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Alcohol a Factor in Two Fatal Accidents Involving UK-Flagged Workboat – MAIB Report

  Alcohol played a role in two fatal accidents involving a UK-flagged workboat that occurred less than five months apart in Spain, the UK Marine Accident

July 29, 2015
Total Views: 57

Monday, July 27, 2015
UK Marine Accident Investigation Branch Releases 2014 Annual Report
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UK Marine Accident Investigation Branch Releases 2014 Annual Report

The UK Marine Accident Investigation Branch (MAIB) has issued its annual casualty and incident report, providing information on what kept the branch busy

July 27, 2015
Total Views: 31
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