Incident Information on Grounding due to Temporary Loss of Steering

A number of vessels have reported temporary loss of steering when reducing ship’s speed, which has resulting in unintended changes in the ship’s direction. This incident information refers to a fully loaded tanker approaching port under pilotage, lost steering and grounded. As a result the vessel suffered bottom damage.

2013.12.27 - Incident Information on Grounding due to Temporary Loss of Steering Figure 1

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Use of Rudder Trunk for Smuggling

On more than one occasion, vessels have been arrested in port, after discovering cocaine (as much as 100–300 kg) and stowaways in the rudder trunk of these vessels. The void space has been accessed from sea level, by climbing up into the trunk from underneath.

2013.10.18 - Use of Rudder Trunk for Smuggling Figure 1

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Attempts for Pilot Disembarkation in Rough Sea Cause Bulk Carrier Grounding – Investigation Report

This investigation report refers to the grounding pf MV TALI  off the coast of Norway on 29 January 2008. In an attempt to disembark the pilot in rough sea resulted in the rudder and the propeller of the vessel being damaged, moreover the propeller shaft moved outwards in such a way that the vessel started making water through the shaft tube. The engine room was filled with water to a height of ten metres, and the vessel lost its manoeuvrability.

2013.08.12 - Attempts for Pilot Disembarkation in Rough Sea Cause Bulk Carrier Grounding - Investigation Report Figure 1

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