Maritime Safety & Security News 26 August 2010

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Aug 272010
 

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Search resumes for six seamen from sunken tugboat in Arctic
RIA Novosti
Three crewmembers were saved after a tanker rushed to the sinking tugboat, and five dead bodies were recovered. Eight vessels and two helicopters,

NJ crewman rescued from fishing vessel that sinks off coast of Massachusetts
The Star-Ledger – NJ.com
The Coast Guard says the Brielle-based Dirty Martha started sinking at about 11 am on Thursday. The 37-foot Gloucester-based sailboat Alambre picked up the

Penzance skipper fined after ‘man overboard’ incident
BBC News
The court was told the vessel was shooting its nets off Newlyn when there was a problem with the gear. It was as Mr Evans attempted to solve the problem

AN old fishing boat has sunk in the floating harbour after being overcome by

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Maritime Safety & Security News 21 June 2010

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Jun 212010
 

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Torm tanker and MSC boxship
Torm tanker and MSC boxship collide off Gibraltar. Monday 21 June 2010; RSS feed · Ship Operations. Torm Marina and MSC Camille in collision 42 miles east

Grounded ship to return to port National NZ Herald News
A fully laden log carrier which hit rocks as it was leaving the Port of Tauranga last night would head back into the port today under its own power to be

ZOLL AED Plus Helps Save Passenger aboard Royal Caribbean’s Oasis of the Seas
MarketWatch (press release)
It was the first time the unit was used aboard the 6200-passenger mega-ship, the largest passenger liner in the world. According to Steve Williams, RN, CEN,

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Bracket Caused Exploding Fire Extinguisher – Check Yours NOW!

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Jun 082010
 

imageNow would be a good time to go and check your bracket-mounted fire extinguishers. Although this particular extinguisher apparently exploded off of a bulldozer a similar incident could well happen aboard ship.

Over time, the head of a bolt supporting the bracket damaged the fire extinguisher cylindre, producing fatigue cracks that weakened it sufficiently for it to burst, tear off the bracket and fly several metres. Fortunately no-one was hurt.

Two other bracket mounted fire extinguishers showed a dangerous amount of wear from the metal retaining strap.

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Manriding Incident – Carabiner Failure

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Apr 252010
 

Potential serious injury was avoided because an offshore worker had hold of a cement hose when his carabiner failed. The carabiner was not properly checked before use and was not included in the maintenance regime, says Australia’s National Offshore Petroleum Safety Authority, NOPSA. Dirt in the carabiner seems to have cause the failure.

Says NOPSA: “On a semi-submersible drilling rig, the drill crew had completed rigging up for a cement job. After pressure testing the cement line, a crew member was required to open the low-torque valve. The valve was located at a height of seven metres above the rig floor and could only be accessed by using a tugger and man-riding harness.

With the assistance of a roustabout, the person in the man-riding harness connected to the wire rope from the man-riding tugger using a carabiner. Another crew member then operated the tugger to raise the man-rider up to the height of the low-torque valve.

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