Topic: Maritime accident

Finnish ferry runs aground near archipelago

A Finnish ferry carrying some 280 people ran aground on Sunday 20 September. This happened near the Åland Islands between Finland and Sweden. With the help of the authorities, all passengers were evacuated from the...Read more
|Comment|author: Mariska Buitendijk

Barbed Wire Can Pose a Risk While Berthing

Entangled fencing used as an anti piracy precaution may suddenly come free from the fender or break while docking, posing a potential threat for crew or linesmen. It could also lead to a potential claim...Read more
|Comment|author: Mariska Buitendijk

Vessel Drags Anchor, Hits Two Other Vessels

Anchor watch requires a crew member’s undivided attention. Sea states are always changing and once a ship starts dragging its anchor, dangerous situations can arise rapidly. In a recent Mars Report, a ship dragging its...Read more
|Comment|author: Mariska Buitendijk

Vessel Roll Causes Crew Member Injury

In rough weather, a vessel’s roll pattern can be amplified from time to time. Therefore, crew members should keep their guard up at all times. In a recent Mars Report, a crew member was injured...Read more
|Comment|author: Mariska Buitendijk