Maritime News

Posted: Oct 22, 2021

RISK OF STEERING LOSS FROM DEFECTIVE RAMS

Recently, an inspected towing vessel experienced a reduction in steering when the port hydraulic steering ram failed.

Technicians replaced the ram with a spare part located on-scene; however, the cause of the failure was undetermined. Within 24 hours, the vessel experienced a second steering reduction when the starboard ram failed. Due to the abnormal consecutive failures, the rams were sent to the manufacturer to undergo inspection
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Posted: Oct 21, 2021

Navigation Safety: Using Electronic Chart Display and Information Systems

This AMSA bulletin focuses on navigation safety, in particular issues associated with the use of Electronic Chart Display and Information Systems (ECDIS).
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Posted: Oct 8, 2021

ECDIS Over-Reliance and Poor Bridge Resource Management (BRM) Lead to a Vessel Grounding

Safety alert issued following a vessel grounding as a result of poor passage planning and sole reliance on the ECDIS.
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Posted: Oct 8, 2021

Prevention of Collisions – Chinese Coastal Waters

This Safety Alert is issued by The Bahamas Maritime Authority to share recent guidelines purported to be issued by The Maritime Safety Administration of the People’s Republic of China on the prevention of collisions between merchant ships and fishing vessels in Chinese coastal waters.
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Posted: Oct 8, 2021

IMCA Safety Flashes

Safety Flashes 24-27

Some very useful safety flashes to remind us of the issues and learnings that can be taken from these incidents.
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