Isle of Arran: “complacency undermines the effectiveness of ships’ crews”

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Oct 132010
 
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Damage to the Isle of Arran - MAIB warns of "Complacency" on ferries

Britain’s Marine Accident Investigation Branch, MAIB, has expressed concern regarding complacency among ferry crews in its report on the contact incident in which the UK-flagged ferry Isle of Arran, operated by CalMac Ferries Ltd, made contact with a linkspan at eight knots. A cuse of the accident was mechanical failure which led to loss of control of the starboard propeller pitch.

MAIB has recommended that the UK Chamber of Shipping encourage and facilitate the regular sharing of experiences and initiatives by UK ferry owners and operators, with particular emphasis on the prevention of complacency.

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Orange Sun Report Puts Squeeze on Bridge Management

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Dec 102009
 

image Atlanship, owner of the 33,000 gt fruit juice carrier Orange Sun, should provide its officers with training in the principles of bridge resource management that encourage and emphasize correct and unambiguous communication, information management, role responsibility, and contingency planning, says the US National Transportation Safety Board report into the vessel’s collision with the non-self propelled 61 metre dredger New York in Newark Bay, New Jersey.

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