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 a recent Mars Report, a drifting vessel collided with a fishing vessel. In this case, the drifting vessel was the “give-way” vessel under the Colregs (International Regulations for Preventing Collisions at Sea). So, The Nautical Institute warns that...
Continuously monitor your radar when navigating in poor visibility. The Nautical Institute gives this warning in its latest Mars Report in which a general cargo ship collided with a fishing vessel. The latter sank as a result. The Nautical Institute gathers reports of...
When there is a risk of a possible collision, it is always a good idea to slow down to give both vessels more time to act on the situation. The Nautical Institute gives this advice in its latest Mars Report, which describes a collision between a container ship and...
The Chinese-flagged fishing trawler, Lu Rong Yuan Yu 588, which ran aground off the Mauritius northwest coast at Pointe-aux-Sables on 7 March, was towed to the port of Port Louis on 11 March. Earlier that day the remaining fuel on board had been removed. Crew and...
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