When conning a vessel, keep your mobile phone in “airplane mode”. The Nautical Institute gives this warning in its latest Mars Report, in which mobile phone use contributed to a large container vessel grounding. The Nautical Institute gathers reports of...
Rijkswaterstaat, the Municipality of Rotterdam, Boskalis and Reefy are testing the Reefy artificial reef system to support nature restoration and conservation efforts in the tidal area of the river Meuse. It is part of the “Groene Poort” or “Green Gate” project. After...
A different pilot boarding area than planned and not sufficiently questioning the pilot’s actions resulted in a tanker grounding. The incident is described in The Nautical Institute’s latest Mars Report, in which the institute stresses the importance of...
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...
In its latest Mars Report, The Nautical Institute describes an incident in which a pilot fell into the water and was rescued by the chief officer who jumped in after him. Although there was a happy ending in this case, the Institute stresses jumping into the water...
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