In The Nautical Instute’s latest Mars Report, a bulk carrier hit its berth. In this case, the berthing plan did not account for wind and current conditions, which left little time for the crew to take effective corrective action. The Nautical Institute gathers...
Be mindful of accumulating “risk multipliers” and act conservatively, says The Nautical Institute in its latest Mars Report in which it discusses an LPG carrier colliding with a berthed tug. A following current, winds and darkness all contributed to this...
Sleep inertia is a silent companion to fatigue and mariners would be well served to be aware of its existence. The Nautical Institute gives this warning in its latest Mars Report, in which a tug pushing two barges hit a lock gate. The master suffered from sleep...
In its latest Mars Report, The Nautical Institute points to the fact that in some jurisdictions, pilots can disembark before the vessel has actually exited the port. In the report, a meeting of a tanker and another vessel at a narrow port entrance resulted in the...
A container vessel left port despite heavy fog. The pilot did not share his departure plan with the crew on the bridge. A loss of spatial orientation subsequently led to an allision with a bridge support. An accident that could have been prevented, according to the...
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