Master’s alcohol impairment figured in Nippon Maru’s Guam accident

The US National Transportation Safety Board determined that the probable cause of Nippon Maru’s contact with the mooring dolphins at the US Navy Wharf D in Apra Harbor, Guam, last December was alcohol impairment of the master while he conned the vessel, resulting in an errant astern engine input. Read More

Cruise industry cooperation highlighted in Arctic search and rescue event

The Association of Arctic Expedition Cruise Operators' just-published report on their most recent search and rescue tabletop exercise said cruise ships can make valuable contributions to search and rescue (SAR) in the Arctic. To achieve this, dialogue between the cruise industry and SAR responders is essential.

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