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marsThe Nautical Institute has issued Mars Report No 47/2014 regarding a small dry cargo carrier handling sideways under a bridge.

A small dry cargo carrier was en route in a vessel traffic services (VTS) controlled restricted waterway and, because of her size, was without a pilot. This was the first time the Master had navigated this section of the...

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marsThe Nautical Institute has issued Mars Report No 46/2014 regarding tow collission with tug.

An unmanned, decommissioned fisheries protection vessel was under tow when it developed a list of about 10 degrees to port. The tug's Master informed the tug company's managers and then called the local coastguard authority to request permission to seek...

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Fire explosion onboardThe Hong Kong Marine Deparment has issued Merchant Shipping Information Note regarding fire safety during oil transfer. In the process of transferring oil to fuel tanks on board a container ship, a fire explosion occurred in the engine room, resulting in two engineer officers sustained serious skin burns. One of the engineer officers was later c...

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MARS The Nautical Institute has issued Mars Report No 54/2014 regarding a human error leading to total loss of thrust power.

Crew on a DP vessel were performing maintenance on the main power distribution bus circuit breakers; maintenance which was several years overdue. Additionally, the maintenance was conducted during a critical Outer Continental...

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Mars-Reports The Nautical Institute has issued Mars Report No 53/2014 regarding ad hoc modifications to vital machinery resulting in the fatal injury of a fourth engineer.

The fourth engineer started his engine room checks, which included draining accumulated water (condensate) from the main and auxiliary air receivers. He opened each of the two inline drain...

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marsThe Nautical Institute has issued Mars Report No 52/2014 regarding the danger of SABRE Emergency Escape Breath Devices (EEBD) being in an unprepared status.

During recent inspections, it has been discovered that numerous SABRE Emergency Escape Breath Devices (EEBD) / Emergency Life Support Apparatus (ELSA) were in an unprepared status. The ‘Quick F...

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marsThe Nautical Institute has issued Mars Report No 50/2014 regarding a liquid propane spill from an LPG vessel.

An LPG vessel was outbound under pilotage. On deck, preparations were being made for the changeover from the last butane/propane cargo to the upcoming full propane cargo. The cargo discharge valve of cargo tank 3S had stuck during the...

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