Breakthrough Engine Failure/Grounding – Master not supported, Dodgy Ship Certificates

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Apr 112010
 

imageInvestigation by Australia’s Transport Safety Bureau into the drifting and grounding of the Sierra Leone registered products tanker Breakthrough at the Cocos (Keeling) Islands on 12 February 2008 found that the ship‟s owner did not implement an effective safety management system and did not provide sufficient support to the ship‟s master as required by the International Safety Management Code.

The flag state’s statutory certificates were issued by a management company solely with the purpose of allowing the ship to sail on an international voyage and “did not appropriately represent the ship’s ownership, operation or management”.

The ATSB also found that the ship‟s officers did not have adequate knowledge and experience to undertake the delivery voyage and did not effectively utilise their time before leaving China to familiarise themselves with the ship and its systems.

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Maritime Safety & Security News – 10th September 2009

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Sep 092009
 

Deadly capsize off Sierra Leone

A boat with about 150 people on board has capsized off the coast of Sierra Leone, with dozens feared dead.

Chinese cargo ship sinking off Paradeep port
A Chinese cargo vessel carrying iron ore and 27 crew members is sinking three km off Paradeep port in Orissa but all but one of the men have been rescued.

Fuel to be removed from stranded ship
News24
hindered any efforts to remove the oil and it was also impossible to refloat the vessel as it had suffered structural damage during the accident.

APPEA backs bill to tackle Montara spill 9 September 2009

The Australian Petroleum Production & Exploration Association (APPEA) has thrown in its support for a legislation tabled in federal parliament to provide for an inquiry into the well leak at PTTEP’s Montara oil project.

Confusion over who should probe Pluto LNG injury
NEWS.com.au
a decision on which body would investigate the accident. “It took calls from workers on site, the Maritime Union of Australia (MUA) and UnionsWA before .

Probe of SuperFerry accident starts
Inquirer.net
Santos City to gather testimonies from the rescued passengers of the sunken sea vessel. “All shipboard officers of the ferry will be required to attend the

Salvors succeed following ‘Full City’ grounding
Maritime Journal
The 1995 built vessel went aground off the Norwegian port of Langesund during the early morning of July 30. Three Bukser og Berging tugs are seen in

Piracy/Crime

US to sign anti-piracy document
AFP
The signing announcement comes on the day US maritime officials warned that the end of the monsoon season will likely bring an increase in piracy off the

Puntland plans to free sailors from Seychelles
Reuters
Piracy has surged off the Horn of Africa’s coast in 2009, with sea gangs playing cat and mouse with the foreign navies patrolling the strategic shipping

Pink Lady News

Locals plot course to help teen sailor
WA today
The vessel was damaged in a collision with the 63000-tonne Hong Kong-flagged cargo vessel Silver Yang 15 nautical miles off North Stradbroke Island’s Point

Solo teen sailor ‘tried repeatedly to radio the ship.’
Sail World
Jessica, after requesting vainly by radio that the ship change course to avoid her, and realising a collision was about to happen, had gone below and braced

‘Hit and run’ at high sea
Brisbane Times
She was below the deck at the time of the collision but would not say yesterday whether she was sleeping. It is understood that the ship was in autopilot

Off The Radar

US Government believed bomb ship had been salvaged
An American ship which lies on the seabed of the Thames Estuary loaded with unexploded bombs has been disowned by the US Government,

Centre provides home-away-from-home for sailors
Esperance Express
SINCE being established in 2001, the Esperance Seafarer’s Centre has played host to more than 20000 visitors from 55 different countries.

NJ town remembers victims of 1934 cruise ship fire
Philadelphia Inquirer
AP ASBURY PARK, NJ – A monument has been dedicated on a New Jersey boardwalk in memory of 137 people who died when a cruise ship caught fire off the coast

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