MAIB: Watch Officer Was Watching Videos on Phone Before Grounding

A UK Marine Accident Investigation Branch investigation has revealed that the sole watch officer on board the general cargo ship Priscilla was watching videos on his phone prior to the ship running aground off the coast of Scotland in July 2018. The Netherlands-registered M/V Priscilla was sailing from Lithuania to England when she ran aground on Pentland Skerries in the … [Read more...]

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...]