Any situation where potentially “live” circuits or wires are exposed should be corrected with the briefest of delays. The Nautical Institute gives this advice in its latest Mars Report in which a live wire resulted in a fire that took ten days to...
In 2022, the Dutch Safety Board published its report on the accident with the Dutch cargo vessel Eemslift Hendrika. In it, three recommendations were made to the ship’s operator, Amasus, to improve safety. Based on Amasus’ response, the Board now concludes...
Take early and substantial action to keep well clear. The Nautical Institute gives this advice in its latest Mars Report in which a dangerous situation unfolded in a busy traffic separation scheme (TSS). The Nautical Institute gathers reports of maritime accidents and...
At 0327 on 13 December 2021, the UK registered general cargo ship Scot Carrier and the Denmark registered split hopper barge Karin Høj collided resulting in two fatalities. The UK’s Marine Accident Investigation Branch (MAIB) has found neither vessel had a...
GPS “smoothing” can make a portable pilotage unit (PPU) less accurate. This was one of the contributory factors in a vessel grounding discussed in The Nautical Institute’s latest Mars Report. The Nautical Institute gathers reports of maritime...
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