PASSAGE PLAN CONFLICT LED TO NEAR MISS

04 sept 2018 The Australian Transport Safety Bureau (ATSB) has released the final report into the near grounding of the bulk carrier Aquadiva in Newcastle Harbour last year, finding that the ship’s bridge crew had not received the harbor pilot’s passage plan before he boarded and that it was different to their plan. This …

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TWO CREWMEMBERS KILLED IN TANK-CLEANING ACCIDENT

03 sept 2018 Two crewmembers of the chemical tanker Key Fighter died last weekend after they were poisoned during tank cleaning. Police are still investigating the circumstances of the incident, but the vessel’s manager reports that they were exposed to hydrogen sulfide gas. The 5,000 dwt Key Fighter trades between Norwegian ports carrying vegetable …

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