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Collission: Fishing Vessel hits Sailing Ship (video / study case)
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A master piece of example showing the reasons why to study COLREGS ...




What you think went so badly wrong for this sea accident ?
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(11-06-2017 07:18 PM)ezscadmin Wrote: A master piece of example showing the reasons why to study COLREGS ...




What you think went so badly wrong for this sea accident ?

fishermen were sleeping?
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you are close ... but it was worser. The crew of the Fish trawler Andrea missed to keep steady outlook.

Here Rule 5 of COLREGS was badly ignored:


Quote:Look-out
Every vessel shall at all times maintain a proper look-out by sight as well as by hearing as well as by all available means appropriate in the prevailing circumstances and conditions so as to make a full appraisal of the situation and of the risk of collision.

The relevant word is "all times". The report of this accident states following:

On 20th August 2010 the fish trawler Andrea was on the way to Netherlands... skipper and rest of crew had been under deck; singluarly helmsman Jan Baarssen was alone on the bridge. The Bark Alexander von Humboldt (with green sails) of 202.5 ft length was on the way back to Germany, with 59 people on board (33 trainees + 26 full time crew members).

ship dates ... https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Alexander_...ldt_(ship)

View on the day of accident was good, with southerly winds of 5-6 beaufort, grey and covered sky.

The accident happened during afternoon; the crew of Alexander von Humboldt noticed collission course on port side. As Andrea didnt trawl (actively fishing), it had no special rights (e.g. exclusive rights of way because of limited manoeverability).

Alexander von Humboldt gave warning signals with Typhon, tried to contact Andrea via radio, but no answer. Lately 20 meters before the collission point = point of no return the helmsman of Andrea gave full speed return. Too late.

Jan Baarssen came front sea court in Netherlands. He was to be found as guilty, had to pay 2,000.00 Euros penality fee and also the trial costs of 7,500.00 Euros.

This case shows the careless of crews when coming back to home port. Rule 5 of COLREGS must be taken very seriously, under every given conditions.
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