Improper Securement Led to Rescue Boat Fall from British Columbia Ferry – TSB of Canada

The incorrect securement of a rescue boat led to its uncontrolled fall from the passenger ferry Queen of Cumberland during a drill in Swartz Bay, British Columbia in 2018 resulting in two injuries, a Transportation Safety Board of Canada investigation into the incident has determined.  On April 18, 2018, the crew members on the Queen of Cumberland, operated by … [Read more...]

MAIB Says Lack of Communication to Blame for CMA CGM Centaurus Hitting Pier Wall in Jebel Ali

The UK Marine Accident Investigation Branch has released its report on the UK-registered CMA CGM Centaurus' heavy contact with the pier and two shore cranes during its arrival under pilotage at Jebel Ali last year. The accident resulted in the collapse of a shore crane and 10 injuries, including one serious injury, to shore personnel. Video of the accident was captured on … [Read more...]

Pilot, Master Miscommunication Led to Cruise Ship Grounding in New Zealand

On January 27, 2016, the Maltese-flagged passenger ship Azamara Quest, with a pilon on board, was en route to the port of Picton in New Zealand’s Marlborough Sounds when it ran aground on a rock at the entrance to the Tory Channel, part of a typical inter-island route known for its particularly strong tides. There were no injuries among the 652 passengers and 394 crew on … [Read more...]

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 carrier off the east coast of England last December. The bulk carrier Muros ran aground on December 3, 2016, on Haisborough Sand, a charted sandbank about 8 miles off England's Norfolk coast. The vessel was re-floated 6 days later … [Read more...]