The Master had taken the night watch to allow the chief mate to rest. At one point the Master altered course toward the destination port. The next thing he remembered, he was woken by a call on the VHF radio.
Accidents leading to vessel grounding
On 18 July 2018, the Netherlands registered general cargo vessel Priscilla ran aground on Pentland Skerries, Scotland.
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.
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 small bulk carrier was loaded and underway under pilotage in coastal confined waterways in the early morning hours. The pilot had his portable pilot unit (PPU), which was loaded with the applicable charts for the voyage.
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.