The Coast Guard is searching for two fishermen from the 81-foot fishing vessel Pappy’s Pride that capsized after a collision near the Galveston jetties in Galveston, Texas, Tuesday.
A small multi-purpose vessel crewed by a Master, an officer, and two ratings was up-bound in a river system. The OOW tried to make a course alteration to starboard and noticed that the rudder was not responding normally.
Poor judgment and less than adequate communications, as well as an almost total lack of situational awareness on the part of the OOW leads to collision.
A ro-ro passenger ferry departed berth and made a securité broadcast on VHF radio. Once underway and in the midst of a turn at about 15 knots, an inbound fishing vessel was observed. The bridge team on the ferry deemed the fishing vessel to be on the wrong side of the fairway. Find out what happened next inside the article.
Two tanks of a loaded vessel were ruptured on the port side and the vessel took a list when the master was unable to manoeuvre the loaded vessel quickly enough to avoid a collision with the beacon. Read more inside the article.
A small products tanker strikes a bridge and gets damaged after its mooring lines break because of three to five knot tidal currents in the river waterway.
Dense fog leads to collision between a small taxi boat and a ferry when the former was trying to cross a navigation channel. Read more about accident inside the article.
Two vessels about to meet at the end of a buoyed channel, collided because of reduced visibility as a result of fog and inadequate situational awareness of the bridge teams. Read more about the accident inside the article.
Inability to keep a proper visual lookout and ineffective use of electronic aids by the ship’s OOW lead to collision of two vessels. Learn more about the accident inside the article.