The Coast Guard medevaced a 21-year-old woman suffering from pregnancy complications aboard the "Norwegian Pearl" near Sumner Strait on Sep 12, 2014. Coast Guard 17th District command center watchstanders were notified by the cruise ship that the woman needed a higher level of medical care. The duty flight surgeon recommended the medevac and the helicopter crew was dispatched.
A Coast Guard Air Station Sitka MH-60 Jayhawk helicopter crew safely hoisted the woman and flew her to Sitka Community Hospital.
The Danish Maritime Accident Investigation Board has released its report on the mooring line accident that occurred on 3 December 2013 on board the Danish tanker Torm Republican in Bilbao, Spain. A crewmember was seriously injured when a mooring line parted just as he was passing beneath it.
DMAIB’s main focus areas in the investigation of the accident have been the conflicting goals that ship crews encounter and negotiate in their everyday work as well as the interrelations between regulations, procedures, crews’ perception of risk and the reality they meet.
The accident on Torm Republican occurred as a result of multiple coinciding factors: The layout of terminal/jetty vs ship size and layout, a mooring line which had a reduced breaking strength and the unfortunate coincidence that the rope parted just as the crewmembers were passing beneath while doing normal maintenance work.
Common to many mooring accidents is that they happen under normal circumstances and are not exclusively due to some extraordinary outside influence or human action or omission. Mooring operations are routine jobs which are carried out by the crew on a regular basis and are therefore not considered to expose them to an immediate hazard. Since all work contains an element of risk, it will always be carried out as a result of a negotiation of two different goals: Getting the job done and being safe. Understanding this negotiation is essential for creating safety.
The Danish Maritime Accident Investigation Board has prepared summary report of the findings which is available on www.dmaib.com/Uly...
First Havyard WE design delivered to Fafnir Offshore
Havyard Ship Technology's build 120 'Polarsyssel', a Havyard 832 L WE design, was delivered to Fafnir Offshore. It will go straight on assignment for the Governor of Svalbard, the company said in its press release. While 'Polarsyssel' is the first vessel to be delivered with the new WE design, Havyard actually started work on developing this design already in 2010. Key data for Havyard 832 L WE 'Polarsyssel'Length: 88.5 mBreadth: 17.6 mSpeed: 14.5 knotsDeck area: 850 sq. mCabin capacity: 30 personsDeadweight: 3,700 tonnes
Sovcomflot’s LNG carrier Pskov set off for her maiden voyage
Sovcomflot’s LNG carrier Pskov set off for her maiden voyage on September 10, 2014. The vessel left port Progorodnoye for port Incheon (Korean Republik), says press center of Transas Group. The Pskov is the second in the series of four membrane-type gas carriers of 170,000 cubic meters being built by STX Offshore & Shipbuilding Co., Ltd. under the order of Russia’s largest shipping company Sovcomflot. The vessel was delivered to the customer on August 29, 2014. The lead vessel Velikiy Novgorod was launched on January 15, 2013.
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Bergen Tankers converts the tanker to run on LNG-powered engines
Bergen Tankers AS (Norway) is converting the Lloyd’s Register-classed chemical and product tanker Bergen Viking to run on two Bergen C26:33L6AG LNG-powered engines, replacing the current diesels. The project also includes the LNG fuel containment system, ACON LNG fuel, the safety control system and all engineering required by Class and National, the company said in its press release. The vessel conversion will encompass the removal of 4 diesel generating sets and the installation of 2 new natural gas (NG) fuelled generating sets, delivered by Bergen Engines AS. The conversion includes also two150 m3 LNG tanks of IMO type C, installed on open deck. ‘The service department of Croon Marine & Offshore has received the order from Bergen for the upgrade and modification of the Machinery Control and Monitoring and Power Management System on board the ship “Bergen Viking”. The system delivery will be in 2014, the execution March 2015.
Shipyard Ferus Smit GmbH., Leer delivers m.v. Roerborg to Royal Wagenborg
On Friday, September 12th, Shipyard Ferus Smit GmbH., Leer delivered m.v. Roerborg to Royal Wagenborg, the company said in its press release. Together with her sisterships Reestborg and Reggeborg, the multi purpose Roerborg - measuring in length nearly 170 meters and in width 20,40 meters - is the largest vessel Wagenborg has ever owned. The Roerborg is the last vessel in a series of three, completed with a so called eco bow. In addition to this, these vessels have a relatively low engine capacity so they can be labeled “green”. With 23,000 tons and only 4,500 kW, this new ship is the most efficient ship worldwide in the 20,000 tons class with ice class.