General cargo MV MAA at night Oct 12 lost both her anchors and was beached at Visakhapatnam, India, Bay of Bengal, when a storm bashed the area. The ship was deployed in Visakhapatnam – Mongla, Bangladesh, regular cargo service.
The vessel while inbound to a port in darkness, responded to the port rudder, the deviation to the left of the planned track increased, activating the off-track alert on the ECDIS. The alarm was acknowledged but the information was not passed on to the other members of the bridge team.
A small coastal trader was underway in darkness and calm seas at a speed of almost 8kt. There was a change of officers on the bridge. At the time, the vessel was on autopilot ‘track mode’ steering.
Beaching is a process wherein a ship is intentionally grounded in order to protect it during certain emergency situations. What is Beaching and how it is to be done? Find it inside the article
EURONAV SHIP MANAGEMENT, ISM managers of the M/T ALEX reports that their crude oil tanker was involved in a grounding incident that occurred at approx. 10:15 UTC on April 12th.
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.
Lack of lookout and a sleeping officer of the watch (OOW) leads a vessel to run aground few hours after it leaves the post. Find out inside the article as to what exactly lead to this accident.
A 193-metre-long container ship ‘ Hansa Constitution’ sailing under German flag ran aground on 6th April afternoon in Hong Kong.
A self-unloading bulk carrier grounds in a narrow strait as a result of improper bridge procedures and ECDIS use by the bridge navigation crew. The grounding damages the ship, leading to water ingress in deep ballast tank. Read more about the real incident inside the article.