Two tankers met at a specified ship-to-ship transfer (STS) area, and were secured together as shown in the diagram. Despite calm weather, one of the spring lines broke as a result of chafing damage. The Nautical Institute gathers reports of maritime accidents and...
A well-coordinated unmoorng after a ship-to-ship transfer while underway gives more “leverage” over external forces such as current. The Nautical Institute says this in it latest Mars Report, in which the unmooring took place while lying still and resulted...
Despite a supporting rope on one of the four fenders breaking, a terminal still wanted a ship-to-ship transfer to continue. The Nautical Institute discusses the situation in a recent Mars Report and stresses safety should always be the top-most priority. The Nautical...
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