Jul 012010

image Wightlink ro-ro ferry St. Faith landed heavily on fendering at Portsmouth after attempts to correct a higher than normal speed of approach to the berth left insufficient ahead power being available, says the MAIB’s preliminary report.

At 1412 BST on 28 March 2010, the ro-ro passenger ferry, St Faith, landed heavily against fendering while attempting to berth at the Camber Basin linkspan in Portsmouth. Two persons suffered minor injuries and the vessel’s stern ramp was damaged.

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May 112010

imageMaritime and Coastguard Surveyors have detained the passenger vessel Prince Albert II in Portsmouth this afternoon. The vessel is a Bahamas registered passenger ship, operated by V.Ships Leisure (Monaco) in Portsmouth.

The vessels provides luxury cruises in some of the world’s harshest and demanding environents in the world.

Richard Pellew, Area Operations Manager, Survey and Inspections, Maritime and Coastguard Agency, said: “The safety aspect of the ship and those who are on board is always our primary concern. The inspection of the Prince Albert II has raised two areas of concern overloading and the recording of hours of rest for senior officers. The MCA has a zero tolerance on crew fatigue, it is of grave concern that senior officers on board are seemingly not getting sufficient rest.

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Ferry Detention – Seafarers Failed ‘Basic Tests’

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Nov 212009

image Cross channel ferry Norman Voyager is to be allowed to sail after several days detention at Portmouth. Maritime and Coastguard inspectors had refused to let her sail after crew failed what was described an a basic test of emergency procedures.

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