Fatigue, poor communications blamed in bulker grounding

 missing after explosion rips through Japanese tanker

May 29, 2014
—A massive explosion ripped through the 998-tonne Japanese tanker Shoko Maru sending flames leaping into the air. The vessel’s captain is missing. Seven other crew members were rescued, but four are being treated in hospital for severe burns. Latest TV footage shows that, though the fire appears to have been extinguished, firefighting vessels remain at the scene.



Fatigue, poor communications blamed in bulker grounding
The Transportation Safety Board of Canada found that fatigue and ineffective communication between the pilot and bridge team contributed to the grounding of the bulk carrier Tundra, near Sainte-Anne-de-Sorel, Quebec in November 2012.
ASL Shipyard wins newbuild contracts
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Island Offshore order worth £35 million to Rolls-Royce
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Liberia concludes investigation of Kerala hijacking
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