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...]

Tanker Crewmen Injured in Lifeboat Accident Off Virginia

Two crew members of a tanker were injured Wednesday after falling overboard when a lifeboat unexpectedly released off the coast of Virginia. The U.S. Coast Guard says aircrews recovered the men from the water and flew them to a hospital in Norfolk due to injuries that included a stomach laceration and broken leg. According to the Coast Guard, the two engineers were … [Read more...]

Crew Concerns Saved Lives When Rescue Boat Unintentionally Released During Drill

Crew members’ concern over the safety of rescue boats being lowered from heights prevented an accidental release of a boat during a training exercise from turning fatal, the Danish Maritime Investigation Branch said in a report on the incident. The DMAIB issued its summary report on the unintentional release of a rescue boat on the Fjord Line passenger vessel Bergensfjord, … [Read more...]

Two Injured in Rescue Boat Drill on B.C. Ferry

A B.C. Ferries car and passenger ferry has been temporarily taken out of service after two crew members sustained injuries during a rescue boat training drill. According to media reports on the incident, the two crew members were aboard the Queen of Cumberland’s rescue boat when the boat fell into the water while being lowered during a drill near the Swartz Bay terminal on … [Read more...]