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...
The mooring lines of P&O Cruises’ cruise ship Brittannia broke during a storm while in port at the Spanish island Mallorca. The vessel became adrift and collided with a tanker. Footage on X by Volcaholic show the lines snapping (see below). The accident...
The Suez Canal Authority (SCA) has reported that a minor collision occurred in the canal in the early morning hours of Wednesday. It involved the LNG carrier BW Lesmes and the tanker Burri that followed. Traffic was quickly able to resume. The Burri hit the LNG...
The importance of an effective lookout is once again stipulated by The Nautical Institute’s latest Mars Report. In it, a cargo vessel collided with a fishing vessel, but just sailed on as if nothing had happened, despite the fishing vessel suffering damage. The...
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...
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