Shen Neng 1: Fatigue, Inexperience, Wrong Chart

 Accident, Accident report, ATSB, Australia, fatigue, grounding, oil, oil pollution, oil spill  Comments Off on Shen Neng 1: Fatigue, Inexperience, Wrong Chart
Apr 142010
 
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“A succession of errors grounded the Shen Neng 1”

In essence, a simple succession of errors on the part of a very tired crew member resulted in the grounding of Shen Neng 1 on Douglas Shoal, part of the Great Barrier Reef about 50 miles north of the entrance to the port of Gladstone, Queensland.

on 3 April 2010 says Australia’s Transport Safety Bureau. ATSB warns that the report, released on 15 April 2010 is only preliminary and further investigations leading to the final report may differ.

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Shen Heng Pumps Out “Cold Honey”

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Apr 112010
 

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The first step to float the grounded Shen Neng 1 will be taken today, said Maritime Safety Queensland General Manager Patrick Quirk.

MSQ this morning gave the green light to ‘blow down’ the vessel’s breached tanks with high pressure air as the oil recovery process reaches its end.

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