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MAIB: Cemfjord capsize could have been avoided APRIL 21, 2016 — The U.K. Marine Accident Investigation Branch (MAIB) recently issued a report on its investigation of the January 2015 capsize and sinking of the Cyprus-flagged cement carrier Cemfjord in the Pentland Firth, Scotland. The incident resulted in the loss of eight lives. In his statement to the…
MAY 19, 2016 — The Coast Guard Inspections and Compliance Directorate has issued a Safety Alert (Safety Alert 04-16) warning that the Certificate of Approval (160.037/23/0) for Nammo Liab AB Orange Hand Smoke Distress Signal,…
MAY 12, 2016 — Warning that vessels' over-reliance on GPS as a navigational tool may be a danger, the UK P&I Club is encouraging navigating officers to also practice traditional methods of navigation. The club…
MAY 6, 2016 —An investigation report (M15A0009) released by the Transportation Safety Board of Canada (TSB) today concludes that the 38.45 m passenger ferry Grace Sparkes, operated by the Newfoundland Department of Transportation and Works,…
MAY 2, 2015 — The U.S. Coast Guard says that the Marine Board of Investigation will hold a second hearing into the loss of the TOTE ship El Faro, and its 33 crewmembers, May 16-27,…
APRIL 29, 2016 — The Panama Canal Authority (ACP) is dismissing recent claims by the International Transport Workers' Federation (ITF) that raised safety concerns about maneuvering in the operation of the Expanded Panama Canal's new…
APRIL 28, 2016 — The ITF (International Transport Workers' Federation) says that a safety study into the Panama Canal expansion raises pressing concerns about the canal's new locks. The ITF commissioned the study, which was…
APRIL 26, 2016 — The Republic of the Marshall Islands (RMI) Maritime Administrator has issued a Ship Security Advisory recommending heightened vigilance while transiting off the Southern Philippines and Yemen. It follows three kidnapping incidents…
APRIL 21, 2016 — The U.K. Marine Accident Investigation Branch (MAIB) recently issued a report on its investigation of the January 2015 capsize and sinking of the Cyprus-flagged cement carrier Cemfjord in the Pentland Firth,…
MARCH 17, 2016 — In a Port Security Advisory dated today, the Coast Guard says it has determined that the Republic of Cuba is now maintaining effective anti-terrorism measures in its ports. The Republic of…
MARCH 15 2016 – The Transportation Safety Board of Canada says fatigue was a factor in the October 14 grounding of the 110 m oil and chemical tanker Nanny west of Deer Island in the…
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