Jun 092014

stormHong Kong’s Maritime Department, Mardep, advisory regarding typhoons reminded MAC that it is time to send out the usual warnings for the this time of year – ugly weather is on the way and there will certainly be the usual casualties among cargo ships and ferries around Asia. MAC would prefer that its readers are not among them.

Such weather affects so many parts of a ship’s operations – from mooring to simply avoiding being killed by a badly-design bridge – that no single piece of advice covers every situation. Over the years we’ve carried many reports and several podcasts related to bad weather. Preparation and forethought is the key difference between a bumpy ride and a casualty.

Here are some incidents to think about and some of our podcasts:


The Case of the Errant Hookers

The Case Of The Bendy Boxer

The Case Of The Errant Hookers


See Also:

CCNI Guayas Fatality – Ship/Bridge Design A Killer In A Typhoon

Is Your Bridge Prepared For Bad Weather?

Connemara cargo ship grounding “Should not have happened”

Winter Draws On – Watch Deck Cargo Ops

MSF- Weather Related Incidents Increasing

Barranquilla: Unusual Weather Grounding Ships

Chicago Express – Not Enough Handrails, Boxship Weather Performance Concerns

Accident Report: Cruise Industry Needs Weather Best Practice – Pacific Sun

Box Clever In Heavy Weather

Ro-Ro With WIngs Grounded In North Wales

Rogue Wave In Vos Sailor CO Fatality?

Norcape: Windlass failure/grounding/injury

Katmai Report Released – Watertight Doors Left Open

Untight Hatches Foundered Ferry

Losing Anchors – Don’t Be Tempted To Wait




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