Professional Mariner - April 2019

TSB: BC tugboat grounded after lone watchkeeper fell asleep

The mate on watch aboard the Canadian tugboat Ocean Monarch was likely suffering “acute fatigue” when he fell asleep at the wheel and the vessel grounded in British Columbia’s narrow Princess Royal Channel, the Transportation Safety Board of Canada (TSB) has determined.

Casualty briefs

Containership damages gantry crane while docking in Vancouver A loaded cargo ship easing into a berth at the Port of Vancouver struck a ship-to-shore crane, part of which fell onto the ship’s container stacks. The incident happened at about 0400…