first_imgzoomImage Courtesy: MAIB Fatigue and conflicting views led to a collision between the bulk carrier Huayang Endeavour and the oil tanker Seafrontier in the Dover Strait in July 2017.The two Hong Kong-registered vessels collided on July 1, some 5 nautical miles to the west of Sandettie Bank. Both vessels were damaged in the collision but were able to proceed to nearby ports for damage assessment. The accident did not result in any injuries or pollution.UK’s Marine Accident Investigation Branch (MAIB) conducted an investigation into the incident, which identified that a very high frequency (VHF) radio conversation between the two vessels had resulted in the two bridge teams holding conflicting views as to what had been agreed regarding Huayang Endeavour overtaking Seafrontier. Subsequently, Seafrontier’s bridge team did not check for sea room astern before altering course, leading to a close quarter situation between the two vessels.In addition, Seafrontier’s master had been present on the bridge for over 14 hours and was probably suffering from fatigue, which was likely to have had an adverse effect on his decision making, the MAIB report shows.“Seafrontier’s master was operating within his maximum permitted working hours however he was probably experiencing fatigue which resulted in his decision making and reaction times being affected.”Additionally, the use of VHF to resolve the situation “was inappropriate as it did not allow sufficient time for effective action to be take, the language used was not precise or clear and it did not result in a shared plan.”Seafrontier’s bridge team did not monitor Huayang Endeavour’s manoeuvres after the VHF conversation and as they did not check for sea room before altering course, were unaware of the bulk carriers actual positionFollowing its internal investigation Huayang Endeavour’s manager has amended its procedures for the use of VHF for collision avoidance, and promulgated the lessons learned from this accident to its fleet, according to MAIB.The manager of Seafrontier, has also completed an internal investigation, and has taken a number of steps to train its personnel in bridge and crew resource management, review its procedures, and promulgated the lessons from this accident to its fleet.last_img read more

first_imgCity Hearts: Kids Say Yes to the Arts is proud to present a special event featuring Photography, Food and Three Chefs on October 20.The event will give you the chance to bid on “anonymous” photography – you won’t know until after you have made the purchase whether the artwork is the work of a City Heart student or a renowned photographer. Among those who have donated photos are Jeff Bridges, Max Adler and Jane Seymour.There will also be exquisite hors d’ouevres and desserts by three local chefs – Larry Cohn of The Canyon Bistro, Jeff Kramer of Topanga Catering Company, and Sam Elias of Sam’s by the Beach.City Hearts has offered free visual and performing arts classes to children in Los Angeles for 27 years and counting.City Hearts was founded on the belief that the Arts are the most powerful tools to communicate with and rehabilitate troubled youth at risk from poverty, gangs and drugs. City Hearts has come to be an integral part of the preventive and rehabilitative effort across Los Angeles County and beyond, and serves as a model for youth diversion programs across the country.The event takes place at the Old Stagecoach Ranch, an historic Topanga property in California. More info can be found here.last_img read more

first_imgAPTN National NewsMost people think of passports as a necessary bureaucratic evil when it comes to travelling.But many Indigenous people all over the world are increasingly using them as a means of protest. And that includes four Indigenous Australians who were in Montreal Monday as part of a cross-country tour.APTN’s Tom Fennario has this story.last_img