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...]

MAIB: Drunk Master Left Bridge Before Grounding

The master of a Netherlands-registered cargo ship was drinking prior to when his vessel ran aground in Northern Ireland last October, the UK Marine Accident Investigation Branch said in its report on the incident. The general cargo vessel M/V Ruyter ran aground on the north shore of Rathlin Island just after 11 p.m on 10 October 2017 when the master, who was the sole … [Read more...]

MAIB Investigation Report: Cargo Ship ‘Islay Trader’ Grounded After Dragging Anchor

The UK Marine Accident Investigation Branch (MAIB) has released its report on the investigation into last year's grounding of the general cargo ship Islay Trader off Margate, England, finding that poor navigational and bridge watchkeeping practices contributed to the incident.  The Barbados-flagged Islay Trader grounded on the morning of October 8, 2017 near the seaside … [Read more...]

MAIB: Pilots’ ‘Very Limited Local Knowledge’ Led to Bulker’s Groundings in UAE

The UK Marine Accident Investigation Branch has released its report into the groundings of the UK registered bulk carrier Umm Al Qaywayn, United Arab Emirates. The 189-meter bulk carrier grounded on two separate occasions while approaching the Ahmed Bin Rashid Port on June 10 and June 11, 2017. In the first grounding, the vessel was undamaged and was refloated 12 hours … [Read more...]