Maria Soltin Grounding – OOW Didn’t Have Eye On The Ball

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Jul 192009
 

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Unchecked change of course, an OOW who left the bridge to do paperwork and a lack of an adequate lookout caused the grounding of 805 gwt tanker Maria Soltin early in the morning of 29 March this year according to a report released by the Danish Maritime Authority.

The ship grounded in the Norwegian Archipelago in position 62°00.295’ N – 005°09.719’ E while approaching Målöy. At the grounding the ship suffered leakage, lead-ing to a drastically list. The crew was evacuated to the rubber life raft and subsequently picked up by a rescue vessel from Målöy.

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