A French cruise company and ship’s Master have been fined $70,000 and $30,000 respectively for endangering human life and entering a prohibited zone following an incident in the remote New Zealand Subantarctic islands.
Accidents leading to vessel grounding
Shutting down of the ship’s engine automatically due to activation of the main engine crankcase oil mist detector (OMD) leads to vessel contact with the harbour breakwater. Read inside the article to know more.
Find out how an unintentional operation of a shut-off valve caused grounding and sinking of a vessel, followed by closure of navigation channel for four days.
A ro-ro ferry was inbound in a restricted waterway on a heading of 220° at full sea speed (18 knots OTG). The vessel was approximately one cable to starboard of the 220° transit line when the Master ordered an alteration to port to 215° in order to bring the vessel onto the 220º transit line (see figure).
Investigation report into marine accident including what happened, safety lessons and recommendations made on grounding of general cargo vessel, Lysblink Seaways.
A vessel ran aground in shallow waters while berthing. A tug had to be promptly called and with the rising tide the vessel was quickly re-floated and properly berthed.
Ship’s Officer Of the Watch (OOW) not having continuous and accurate positional awareness leads to grounding of the vessel. Read inside the article to know more.
Short training and lack of experience of a new mate leads to the grounding of a small inland passenger vessel. Learn more about the incident inside the article.
Improper use of ECDIS and lack of knowledge leads to grounding of a tanker ship. Learn more about the accident inside the article.
The ship’s mate went ashore and consumed ‘four to five pints of beer’ before returning to the vessel. He had few hours of sleep before taking over the watch. After sometime the vessel grounded. Read inside the article to find out more.