Sundstraum/Kapitan Lus Collision: Inadequate LOS Training and Unsafe Manning

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Oct 282010
 
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Sundstraum

Lack of training and drills in loss-of-steering response and insufficient bridge manning in a high-traffic zone contributed to the 3 July, 2009, collision between the Norwegian-flagged chemical tanker Sundstraum and the Malta-flagged dry cargo vessel Kapitan Lus says a joint investigation report into the incident. Why the vessel lost steering has not been determined but were probably due to the fact that attempts were made to regain control of the situation by repeated changes in the set heading on the autopilot say investigators.

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