Unintentional Release of Freefall Lifeboat – ATSB Final Report

  An improperly reset hook was to blame for the unintentional release of a freefall lifeboat from a bulk carrier in the Indian Ocean in 2014, the Australian Transport Safety Bureau has determined. The Malta-flagged MV Aquarosa was transiting the Indian Ocean en route to Fremantle, Western Australia on March 1, 2014 when its freefall lifeboat was inadvertently … [Read more...]

Seafarers Crushed in Heavy Lift Accident at Port Hedland

Two seafarers were seriously injured this week at Western Australia's Port Hedland after being crushed in an accident aboard a heavy lift ship. The Australian Transport Safety Bureau reports that the incident happened at approximately 0900 on Monday aboard the Netherlands-flagged MV Happy Buccaneer while alongside the Roy Hill wharf in Port Hedland. At the time accident, the … [Read more...]

Focus of Underwater Search for Missing Flight MH370 Shifts South

By David Fickling (Bloomberg) -- Underwater vehicles will search for the missing Malaysian Airline System Bhd.’s Flight 370 further south than previously expected, after analysts revised their views of the plane’s last movements. Priority regions for a deep-sea sonar search “will most likely extend south of the previous ‘orange’ priority area’,” the Australian Transport … [Read more...]