Computational Fluid Dynamics

Over just the past fifteen years, the use of Computational Fluid Dynamics (CFD) has become mainstream in ship design.

Domingue's Fatal Sinking Partly Due to Inexperienced Crew

The inexperience of the crew of the Domingue tug that sank while assisting the container ship CMA CGM Simba in the ...

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MAIB: Car Carrier, Ferry Collided due to 'Motion Illusion'

The distortion of the pilot’s spatial awareness due to ‘relative motion illusion’ aboard the ...

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MAIB: Improper Lookout Led to Collision off Scotland

The cargo ship Daroja and the bunker barge Erin Wood collided some two miles east of Peterhead, Scotland in August ...

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MAIB Kicks Off Investigation of Saga Sky Collision

Following a collision between the forest product carrier Saga Sky and the anchored stone carrying barge Stema Barge ...

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MAIB: Number of Ship Accidents Drops in 2015

The number of accidents reported to the UK’s Marine Accident Investigation Branch (MAIB) dropped to 1,057 ...

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MAIB: Cemfjord Sinking Could Have Been Avoided

Cyprus registered cement carrier, which capsized on January 2, 2015 in violent sea conditions, was a “fatal ...

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MAIB: Inadequate Stability Led to Höegh Osaka's Listing

Singapore-flagged car carrier Höegh Osaka started listing and subsequently grounded at the entrance to Southampton, ...

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Poor Judgement Led to Collision in Jebel Ali, Report Says

A number of safety measures were disregarded resulting in a collision on February 11, 2015, between the UK ...

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Response to Saphire Princess Drowning Incident Was Delayed

The lack of dedicated pool attendants potentially delayed the response to the drowning incident from 2014 on board ...

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Insufficient Passage Planning Grounded Commodore Clipper

Insufficient passage planning for the voyage led to the grounding of the Bahamas registered ro-ro passenger ferry ...

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Barge Puts Stena Nordica out of Action

Barge Puts Stena Nordica out of Action

Stena Line has cancelled a number of ferry services between Holyhead, Wales, and Dublin, Ireland, after Stena ...

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Update 3: Hoegh Osaka Set for Towage

Update 2 Hoegh Osaka to Be Uprighted This Afternoon

Salvage crews have managed to move the grounded car carrier Hoegh Osaka to the almost upright position, with the ...

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Tanker’s Faulty CPP System Led to Collision

Tanker's Faulty CPP System Caused Heavy Contact

The U.K. Marine Accident Investigation Branch (MAIB) has determined that a slow-responding CPP System had led to ...

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Navigator Scorpio’s Grounding Caused by Distraction

The grounding of the Liberia registered liquefied gas carrier, Navigator Scorpio, from January 2014, was caused ...

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Dover Strait Collision Caused by Over-Reliance on AIS

Dover Strait Collision Caused by Over-Reliance on AIS

A collision between the multi-purpose cargo ship Rickmers Dubai with the un-manned crane barge Walcon Wizard which ...

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MAIB: Inadequate Use of ECDIS Causing More Accidents

The  grounding of the chemical tanker Ovit on the Varne Bank in the Dover Strait on 18 September 2013 was caused by ...

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MAIB Report Shows UK Marine Accidents in Decline

In 2013, a total of 1,332 accidents (Casualties and Incidents) was reported to the UK’s Marine Accident ...

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