Australian Superyacht Rendezvous fourth annual in 2020 to be hosted in Whitsundays

Australian Superyacht Rendezvous fourth annual in 2020
Australian Superyacht Rendezvous fourth annual in 2020

Organisers have announced that the fourth annual Australian Superyacht Rendezvous will be hosted in the Whitsundays by Coral Sea Marina Resort from 16th to 18th October 2020.

Recognised internationally as the South Pacific’s leading superyacht event, the Australian Superyacht Rendezvous, which has been staged on the Gold Coast since its inception in 2017, will make an exciting move to the Great Barrier Reef. Invitation only events will be staged across the three days for attending Continue reading “Australian Superyacht Rendezvous fourth annual in 2020 to be hosted in Whitsundays”

STI WINNIE: Report reveals lack of warning signs resulted in electrician’s fatality

Electrocution onboard the vessel STI WINNIE
Electrocution onboard the vessel STI WINNIE

The Republic of the Marshall Islands has released an accident report into the fatal injury of an oil tanker electrician, who was electrocuted onboard the vessel STI WINNIE.

On 2 May, 2019, the oil tanker STI WINNIE, owned by Scorpio Marine Management, was sailing in the Arabian Gulf with a final destination the Ras Laffan, Qatar. While the electrician of the vessel was trying to maintain the inert gas (IG) scrubber pump starter panel, he was exposed to high volumes of electrical energy and lost his life.

The crew members found the electrician lying with his head and his hands inside a local group starter panel (LGSP) cabinet. They immediately provide Continue reading “STI WINNIE: Report reveals lack of warning signs resulted in electrician’s fatality”

AIBN report says Engine lubricating oil tank levels should be maintained according to instructions

AIBN publishes report. Viking Sky arriving Molde sunday afternoon. Photo credit: Svein Ove Ekornesvåg, Scanpix
AIBN publishes report. Viking Sky arriving Molde sunday afternoon. Photo credit: Svein Ove Ekornesvåg, Scanpix

The AIBN (Accident Investigation Board of Norway) has published its accident report following the engine failure on the Norwegian cruise ship Viking Sky during a storm in the Norwegian sea, which resulted in the vessel drifting in rough waters just 100 meters of land.

On March 23, 2019, the cruise vessel experienced a black-out and loss of propulsion in gale to storm force conditions in the Hustadvika area of the Norwegian Coast. The master immediately sent out a mayday as the ship drifted towards shore. Continue reading “AIBN report says Engine lubricating oil tank levels should be maintained according to instructions”

NTSB report calls USCG to follow its recommendations on duck boat sinking

NTSB published a Marine Safety Recommendation Report on Stretch Duck 7
NTSB published a Marine Safety Recommendation Report on Stretch Duck 7

The National Transportation Safety Board (NTSB) has published a Marine Safety Recommendation Report following its findings on the fatal accident on the DUKW Amphibious Vessel, Stretch Duck 7. This follows a preliminary report that has already been published and circulated, calling the USCG to require sufficient buoyancy for DUKW amphibious passenger vessels and to require the removal of canopies, side curtains and their associated framing while underway for those without sufficient reserve buoyancy.

On the evening of July 19, 2018, 17 of the 31 persons aboard the Stretch Duck 7 died Continue reading “NTSB report calls USCG to follow its recommendations on duck boat sinking”

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