Clonlee Grounding: “A minimalistic approach to ISM Code”

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Apr 112012
 

Refloating of Clonlee at 1000 on the rising tide

What the UK’s Marine Accident Investigation Branch calls “a minimalistic approach …to the objectives of the ISM Code”, combined with a repetitive schedule that produced complacency, a cognitively overloaded Master, an electrical blackout and the lack of manuals for the power supply and distribution system, led to the grounding of the feeder containership Clonlee as she entered the Port of Tyne, England in March 2011.

The bridge and engine room teams did not use the emergency instructions checklist
after the grounding and the engine room team were not aware that the vessel was
aground.

Says the MAIB report synopsis”At 0110 on 16 March 2011, the Isle of Man registered feeder container vessel Clonlee suffered an electrical blackout as she entered the Port of Tyne, England. The ship’s engineers were unable to restore the ship’s power immediately and the vessel ran aground on Little Haven Beach at about 6 to 7 knots. The grounding caused no injuries and the vessel’s hull remained intact. Continue reading »

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