While moored under pilotage for a ship-to-ship transfer of cargo, a crew member lost his life after being hit by a mooring line as it snapped tight. The Nautical Institute discusses the incident in its latest Mars Report and warns of the dangers of snapback zones. The...
Proper use of navigation systems and correct bridge manning levels are crucial for safety on board seagoing vessels. This is the conclusion of the Dutch Safety Board (DSB) after investigating the collision between the freighter Helge and Wild Cosmos on September 9,...
Response to a Mars Report: I read with great interest Mars Report 202302, and the related report from the Belgian Investigation Department 2021/004987, which explains a very serious accident that occurred on a VLCC where the C/O and bosun passed away when blue water...
Use all available means to determine if risk of collision exists. The Nautical Institute gives this advice in its latest Mars Report, in which a collision between an LNG tanker and fishing might well have been avoided. The Nautical Institute gathers reports of...
Consider the effects of currents and wind, as they can complicate a manoeuvre. The Nautical Institute gives this warning in its latest Mars Report in which a tanker hit a mooring dolphin while trying to leave a berth. The Nautical Institute gathers reports of maritime...
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