SAFETY LESSONS AND THE DEADLY DOZEN

In the Latest CHIRP Maritime video filmed on board HMS Victory, the focus is on safety lessons learned from reports on attempted armed robbery, pilot boarding and a reminder for viewers of the ‘Deadly Dozen’ human factors. In the first presentation, a vessel was drifting outside port limits off the coast …

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EMSA RELEASES ANNUAL MARINE SAFETY REPORT

The European Maritime Safety Agency (EMSA) has released its 2017 report on marine casualties, and the accident count is on the rise. During 2016, the agency recorded 3,145 casualties resulting in 106 deaths, 957 injuries and 26 total losses. The review is concentrated on accidents involving foreign and domestic shipping in European …

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JAPANESE TUG BUMPS U.S. DESTROYER

The guided-missile destroyer USS Benfold (DDG 65) was participating in a scheduled towing exercise in Japan on Saturday when a Japanese tug lost propulsion and drifted into the ship. No one was injured on either vessel, and USS Benfold sustained minimal damage, says the U.S. Navy. Pending a full assessment, the damage is said …

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