Two Shetland ER Fires In Two Days

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Sep 192010

Two fishing boat in the Shetlands suffered engine room fires in two days. In both cases, says the Coast Guard, skippers ‘did the right thing.

In one case a Shetland fishing vessel, Fairway LK 270, with 3 crew on board, tackled an engine room fire 40 miles North East of Lerwick.

Shetland Coastguard was alerted just before 10pm by a Mayday broadcast from the steel hulled 23m vessel, which reported a fire in the engine room. Whilst the crew tackled the engine room blaze, Coastguard Rescue Helicopter 102 from Sumburgh and Lerwick RNLI Lifeboat headed to the fishing vessels position.

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Jetski vs Coastguard: Colregs and Lookout

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May 032010


Maritime New Zealand has released its report into the collision between the
Auckland Coastguard vessel Rescue Alpha and a recreational personal water craft PWC 911, also known as a jet ski, on 13 June 2009. As a result of the collision the rider of the PWC 911 fractured her ankle and several ribs.

The PWC 911 was extensively damaged and has been “written off” as being uneconomical to repair.

Says Maritime New Zealand: “The overarching causation was determined as being the way the master of the Rescue Alpha applied the ‘stand on’ requirements contained in Maritime Rule 22.17. It was also determined that the lookout maintained by the rider of PWC 911 was not adequate to account for vessels not involved in the race event that were approaching side on, abeam.

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