The Mars Reports in each edition of SWZ|Maritime teach that, as a seafarer, you can never be alert enough and should take all lessons in acting safely seriously. But also that safety is an ongoing process of constantly thinking through what new safety risks each...
The Maritime Disciplinary Court of the Netherlands has suspended the licence of the former captain of the Beaumaiden for two years. This vessel grounded in October 2021, after the captain had consumed alcohol and left the bridge unattended for four hours. On Monday 18...
The splitbarge Karin Høj, which collided with the general cargo vessel Scot Carrier on Monday and subsequently capsized, is sinking. The Swedish Coast Guard is working to contain an oil spill from the wreck. One of the crew of the Scot Carrier is still under arrest on...
A strong safety culture is not a guarantee of zero accidents, but it is a bulwark against many potential bad outcomes. The Nautical Institute issues this warning in its latest Mars Report, which describes how a crew member was crushed by a gantry crane. The...
On Tuesday afternoon 2 February, a ship collided with a ferry on the river Meuse near Steyl (municipality of Venlo, the Netherlands). The skipper of the ship has now been arrested. According to the police, the man was under the influence of alcohol. His identity is...
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