MAIB: Boxer Missed Opportunity “Regrettable”

 boxship, containership  Comments Off on MAIB: Boxer Missed Opportunity “Regrettable”
Aug 052009
 
image

MSC Napoli aft at Harland & Wolff

Britain’s Maritime Accident Investigation Branch has described as ‘regrettable’ the reluctance of the container industry to tackle what it believes is a ‘widespread fallacy’ that container vessels do not need to reduce speed for heavy weather. The comment is part of the MAIB annual report for 2008 which describes correcting the fallacy as ‘critical’ following the report on the structural failure and subsequent beaching in heavy weather of MSC Napoli in Branscombe Beach on 18 January 2007.

Continue reading »

Share