Preliminary Report – Maersk Garonne Grounding in Freemantle, WA

  A preliminary report into the grounding of a Maersk containership outside Freemantle harbor in Western Australia earlier this year has found that the ship's bridge crew was not actively engaged with the pilotage and mostly unaware of the pilotage plan. The preliminary findings were released Thursday by the Australian Transport Safety Bureau as part of its … [Read more...]

MV Maersk Garonne Departs Fremantle After Grounding

The MV Maersk Garonne departed Fremantle Inner Harbour Tuesday after an inspection of the vessel found no significant damage from┬áSaturday's grounding. An initial inspection by divers at a temporary anchorage in Gage Roads found no significant damage to the vessel and the Australian Maritime Safety Authority (AMSA) gave approval for the ship to be moved. The ship was moved … [Read more...]