Vessel Type: Bulk carrierIncident descriptionThe vessel was ordered to stem bunkers at a port anchorage with a charted depth of about 90 metres. When approachi
Vessel Type: TankerIncident descriptionThe incident occurred in open water during the hours of darkness with the sea state described as rough, wind BF 6-7 and good visibility. Apart from...
Vessel Type: Tanker Incident description This partly laden tanker was proceeding inbound along a river channel to berth at a jetty for cargo discharge. The transit was being made in daylight in...
This partly laden tanker was proceeding inbound along a narrow river channel with a pilot on board. The transit was taking place in the early morning hours on a flood tide. Shortly before entering a stretch of the channel with occupied river berths, the pilot ordered the vessel’s speed to be reduced from full ahead to half ahead.
This bulk carrier received instructions to anchor in a designated port anchorage area occupied by other vessels. When approaching the anchorage, the Master placed his vessel on a Northerly heading with the intention of passing between two other anchored vessels. As the bulk carrier was about to pass between the two anchored vessels with the main engine on “dead slow ahead”, the Master noticed that he was rapidly setting down onto the vessel anchored to starboard. He immediately ordered “full ahead” to increase the effectiveness of the rudder but the attempted avoiding action was unsuccessful with the starboard side of his vessel colliding with the bow of the anchored vessel.
The subject vessel was berthed on a NNE heading, port side to an exposed quay for cargo discharge operations. In the early morning, the wind was observed to increase in strength from the NW. The Master ordered the crew to deploy additional mooring ropes, with the final arrangement reported to be 4 head/stern lines, 2 breast lines and 2 spring lines forward and aft.
Vessel Type: Dry cargo vessel Incident description: During an overtaking manoeuvre in a busy traffic separation scheme, the subject vessel grounded on a reef while making 22 knots.