A ro-ro vessel was inbound and had just boarded a pilot. The Master was soon to take a pilot exemption certificate for the port, so he asked the pilot for permission to manoeuvre the vessel into the harbour under the pilot’s supervision. The pilot had no objections.
A deck officer was tasked to escort an accredited technician to inspect the free-fall lifeboat air cylinders while the vessel was in port. The technician requested that the officer assist him by opening the air cylinder valves one by one to check the pressure.
A rescue boat was being recovered after normal deployment and maintenance. At one point the davit operator tried to stop the raising operation but the hoist button, emergency stop and limit switch circuits all failed to stop the winch from hoisting.
The Port of Rotterdam Authority is going to accelerate the reduction of its own carbon emissions. Today, most of the CO2 of the Port Authority is emitted by the (patrol) vessels.
In good weather and in darkness, a tanker took on two pilots for port entry in the early morning hours (03:00). According to reports, there was a perfunctory Master/pilot exchange after which one of the pilots took the con.
A small hopper-dredger equipped with a deck grab crane was occupied with the refurbishment of a port breakwater. The work involved lifting boulders from the cargo hold with the deck grab crane and positioning them at the breakwater.
The engine room fire aboard a yacht was likely caused by an electric source within the sound enclosure for the starboard generators, the National Transportation Safety Board said Thursday.
An incorrectly installed section of main engine fuel oil return tubing led to an engine room fire aboard a containership off the coast of Santa Barbara, California, the National Transportation Safety Board said Tuesday.
A captain’s decision to leave the wheelhouse unattended while transiting the St. Marys River on autopilot led to the grounding and sinking of a fishing vessel south of Cumberland Island, Georgia, the National Transportation Safety Board said in Marine Investigation Report 22/14 released Tuesday.