Report & Studies

Loss of mode awareness leading to a near-grounding

Written by Amit Sharma

This report from the Transport Accident Investigation Commission New Zealand features the investigation into how a 12,596gt passenger  freight ferry failed to make a programmed course alteration while in automatic steering, during the approach to a narrow channel.

The report identifies a number of Human element related safety issues including: the adequacy of bridge resource management; the adequacy of training in the use of all integrated bridge systems; the adequacy of contingency planning for safety-critical situations on board; and the adequacy of procedures covering the dissemination of information from the International Maritime Organization.

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Amit Sharma

Graduated from M.E.R.I. Mumbai (Mumbai University), After a brief sailing founded this website with the idea to bring the maritime education online which must be free and available for all at all times and to find basic solutions that are of extreme importance to a seafarer by our innovative ideas.

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